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Great food and fantastic golf and fishing in Napier

April 2nd, 2010

My wife and I spent 3 days in Napier, Hawkes Bay recently. Hawkes Bay is in the middle of the North Island and famous for its Art Deco Architecture - a result of the 1931 Earthquake. We weren't intererested in that however. What we loved were the sophisticated cafes and wineries and coffee that puts Seattle to shame. I spent a day fishing the Mohaka river with a guide. Got two great trout (4-5 pounds) in a gin clear river. Next day we played a round of golf at the magnificent Cape Kidnappers. A great 3 days made all the more so by the hospitality at the Esk Valley Lodge in a vineyard just north of Napier. Great breakfasts and we enjoyed meeting the hosts, Jes and Eileen, over a glass of their wine at night.

Breakfast at Esk Valley Lodge Breakfast at Esk Valley..
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Travel Tips for Napier New Zealand:

Where to stay in Napier: Esk Valley Lodge

What to do in Napier: Visit wineries Play golf at Cape Kidnappers Fish the Mohaka

Where to eat in Napier: Fox on the Quay Mission Estate Platter at Esk Valley Lodge

Travel Pictures of Napier, New Zealand

  • The fishing port of Napier - great restaurants The fishing port of Napier - great restaurants
  • Breakfast at Esk Valley Lodge Breakfast at Esk Valley Lodge
  • Esk Valley and vineyards - north of Napier, New Zealand Esk Valley and vineyards - north of Napier, New Zealand
  • 10 th hole at Cape Kidnappers golf course 10 th hole at Cape Kidnappers golf course

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Age: 42-49
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Great food and fantastic golf and fishing in Napier
Continent: Oceania
Country: New Zealand
City: Napier
Period: Mar '10-Apr '10
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