Founded in 1860 by a handful of hardy pioneers, Havelock North has flourished to become one of New Zealand’s most desirable places to live.
Gracious, historic homes and tree lined streets wind their way through the foothills of Te Mata Peak, while orchards and vineyards frame the place that locals simply call “The Village.”
There is no doubt it has a special charm. The Village is small enough to maintain its unique atmosphere but has the pizzazz to ensure that time spent in Havelock North is never dull.
It’s a discerning shoppers paradise. Boutique shops, specialist fashion stores and quality providores form a eclectic retail hub, and The Village boasts a café and bar culture that is the envy of other Hawkes Bay destinations.
There is no better place to base yourself when exploring all that our region has to offer.
Havelock North is the gateway to all of Hawkes Bay’s many attractions with world class wineries, Te Mata Peak, Cape Kidnappers, the Tuki Tuki River and a number of golden beaches on its doorstep.
Just over 10,000 kiwis call The Village’ home’. We hope you love our place as much as we do.
The settlement of Waimarama has sprung from coastal farmland, growing from a cluster of quaint baches to a seaside village of 350 homes. The land where the settlement now sits remained in Maori ownership until the early 20th century, having been first leased in 1866 for a sheep station. Waimarama now has a school, church, fire station, shop and a surf life saving club. The resident population is doubled at Christmas time with people enjoying the beach and domain.
At the exact halfway point between Napier and Hastings (10km from each), the small township of Clive sits close to the mouth of the Ngaruroro River, and spreads along the banks of the Clive River. Clive was originally established as a trading post in 1850. Like many towns in the area, it was named after a prominent person from Imperial India – in this case, Robert Clive, better known as “Clive of India”.
Mainly rural, Clive has seen a lot of new build activity and new subdivisions in recent years, and although the main road running through it is a key route between Hawke’s Bay’s twin cities of Napier and Hastings, the township has managed to retain its rural character.
It is also home to the Hawke’s Bay Rowing Club, whose members train on the Clive River.