Travel Insights

May 2015 - Wots on in Napier?

May 2015 - Wots on in Napier?

Autumn is a great time of the year to visit Napier, the weather is fabulous, the scenery rich in Autumn tones, the fruit delicious, and the wines stunning!


Marineland Rod and Classic Car Festival and swap meet

Saturday 2nd May - Rod Run and special interest stops.

Sunday 3rd May - Show, Shine and Swap featuring a show lineup of vehicles relating to the history of the ANZAC alliance, the famous car drop, drag car fire ups, remote control car racing, childrens rides.

A great family day out!

9.00am to 2.00pm

Marineland Street Rods Clubrooms,

Meeanee Domain, Sandy Road, Meeanee, Napier

   Marineland Street Hot Rod and Classic Car Festival


Kartsport Raceway Fernhill Hawkes Bay



Kartsport Hawke's Bay Bayleys Round 4 Goldstar series

Who will be the future stars of motorsport?

Since its beginnings in 1960 the Bayleys W.P.K.A Goldstar Series has served as the breeding ground for future stars of New Zealand motorsport, with children as young as six taking to the track.

Three times Indycar Champion Scott Dixon began racing karts at the age of seven, V8 Supercar driver and four time winner of Bathurst, Greg Murphy began kart racing at age eight, and fellow V8 Supercar star Fabian Coulthard first took to karting at age five.

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May

Roy's Hill Raceway, SH 50, Fernhill


National Basketball League

As regular semi finalists and finalists, and Champions in 2006, with a strong team and coaching panel will they be champions in this year?

Watch the Hawks journey to the business end of the League.


  vs Manawatu Jets - Saturday 2nd May

  vs Taranaki Mountainairs - Saturday 9th May

  vs Southland Sharks - Saturday 30th May

Tip-off 7.00pm Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier

Hawkes Bay Hawks


Ranui Farm Park


Ranui Farm

Loads of fun for the whole family!!!

Enjoy a mountain bike ride, go for a walk or run along one of the many tracks, see the animals, have a go at Archery, Golf Challenge, Paint Ball and the 70 metre waterslide.

9.00am to 3.00pm Sunday 3rd May

Ranui Farm,

785 Nichols Road, 15 minutes SE of Waipukurau


Tutira Rogaine

The Rogaine is a timed adventure orienteering challenge (over point weighted orienteering course) for teams of 2-4 people, requiring map reading, compass use and adventure attitude plus!

The 3/6/9 hour courses will take you around some amazing scenery - some of the best in Hawke's Bay - not usually accessible by the public.

5.00am to 5.00pm Saturday 9th May

Tutira School, Matahorua Road, Tutira



Tutita Rogaine


Mega Mohaka Trail event



Mega Mohaka Trail Event

For a truely breath-taking coastal trail walk or run (5kms, 10kms or 21kms) over the rugged East Coast Hills of Waiotia Station.

Fun for all the family with the Meke Mayhem Kids Obstacle course.

9.30am to 1.00pm Sunday 10th May

Waiotia Station,

455 Mohaka Coast Road, Mohaka


2 Degrees Comedy Convoy

Steve Wrigley (7 days) will host a hilarious line-up of top New Zealand and overseas comedians including, Rose Matafeo (Jon and Ben at Ten), Guy Montgomery (Best Bits), Aussie comedian Justin Hamilton and Nich Kumar from the UK.

Guaranteed to be a brillant two hours of stand-up chock-full of laughs and great stories - a totally awesome night!

8.00pm Tuesday 12th May

Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier



2 Degree Comedy Convoy


Hastings Pro-Am Golf Tournament



Toshiba Hastings Pro-Am Golf Tournament

The spectacular views of the ranges impeccable condition of the green, challenging undulations and unique layout will ensure playing with some of New Zealand's top professional golfers is a fun and memorable one.

9.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th May

Hastings Golf Club,

1523 Maraekakaho Road, Hastings


The Rude Boyz - Roots Radicals

A Roots reggae band unleashing their revisionist 70's style of Jamaican roots reggae.

If you love classic roots reggae then check out the Rude Boyz!

9.00pm to 12.00am Friday 8th May (date changed from 15th May)

The Sideline Bar,

110 Taradale Road, Napier



Rude Boyz


Hammer Nutrition Hawkes Bay Trail Run



Hammer Nutrition Hawke's Bay Trail Run Series

The winter months are when most of the world hibernates, but not here in Hawke's Bay! Winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun - just like the summer sun only cooler.

The Hawke's Bay Trail run series gives you the chance to see parts of Hawke's Bay you may not ordinarily get to see, while experiencing the joys of running off road.

9.30am to 1.30pm Sunday 17th May

Pan Pac Eskdale Forest Mountain Bike Park,

Tait Road access, off SH 2 Napier Wairoa Road


Eclipse - The Pink Floyd Experience

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of what is regarded as one of Pink Floyd's finest works "Wish You Were Here" the Pink Floyd Experience will play it in its entirety- a sight and sound spectacular nothing short of superb!

8.00pm Thursday 21st May

Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier



Eclipse - Pink Floyd Experience


Better Home and Living Show



Hawkes Bay Better Home and Living Show

Packed with hundreds of products and services, the Better Home and Living Show will inform and inspire anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle in a sustainable way, featuring the latest eco-trends and innovations for indoor and out living.

10am to 5.00pm Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May

Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier


Mud and Guts Challenge

Mud and Guts is the ultimate mud run challenge, featuring a 9km obstacle course and 50 plus gruelling unpredictable purpose built obstacles that encourages teamwork and demands endurance.

11.30am to 4.00pm Sunday 31st May

Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge,

408 McVicar Road, off SH5 Napier Taupo Highway



Mud and Guts Challenge


PLUS! PLUS! PLUS! There's so much more to see and do in Napier!!!!