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Driving to Hawke's Bay is a breeze from anywhere - and the scenery is not too shabby either!

  • From the North/West: Napier is about 90 mins from Taupo on the Thermal Explorer Highway (SH5). 

  • From the East: Take the Pacific Coast Highway from Gisborne (SH2)  into Northern Hawke's Bay and Wairoa. 

  • From the South: From Wellington it takes just over 3 hours up SH2 through the Wairarapa.

  • ​​For road updates, head over to the NZTA website.


  • Hawke's Bay Airport is 10 minutes' drive from Napier's city centre and 25 minutes from Hastings.

  • Air New Zealand operates daily direct flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

  • Originair operates direct flights from Hamilton, Palmerston North and Nelson.

Getting to Napier

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