Sunny Hawkes bay, New Zealand
Pictorial Publications Ltd.
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A mix of pictorial mapmaking and scenic photos. Centers on the towns of Hastings (The Fruit Bowl of N.Z.) and Napier, the later situated on Hawke’s Bay. The latter bills itself as home of “The Famous Marine Parade”
Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, with the cities of Napier and Hastings rebuilt in the architectural styles of the time following the devastating 1931 earthquake. Year-round guided tours and vintage car rides are surpercharged each February as tens of thousands flock to participate in the week-long Art Deco Festival.
Notable landmarks include Cape Kidnappers, home to the world’s largest mainland colony of gannets; Lake Waikaremoana, where the walking track is among New Zealand’s nine Great Walks; and Te Mata Peak, with its 360 degree views of Hawke’s Bay and spectacular walking tracks.