Esk Valley Lodge offers superior bed and breakfast accommodation in Napier Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Esk Valley Lodge offers superior bed and breakfast accommodation in Napier Hawkes Bay New Zealand







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Things to do at Esk Valley Lodge and Environs

Esk Valley Lodge is situated in 18 acres, 2 acres of beautiful gardens and the remainder in various crops (leased)

At the lodge itself guests can :

* Wander the quiet gardens, pick flowers or fruit for the table
* Play Petanque or croquet (if available) on the lawns
* Use the retro style bikes to explore nearby surroundings.
* Read a book or watch a DVD movie from the library.
* Relax by the log fire in winter.

Activities in the Valley and Environs

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Vineyard walks.
There are  three wineries within 5 km. You can use the retro style bicycles to explore.

Fly fishing in the Esk River or surfcasting from Whirinaki Beach.

The Esk River is open from October to April and has Brown and Rainbow trout. See Jes or Eileen to borrow a rod.  For a truly mountain river experience there is the Mohaka river 30 mins up the road towards Taupo.

Trellinoe Park Gardens.

This is a renowned woodland garden 20 minutes up the valley towards Taupo.

River Valley Café

5 Minutes up the Taupo road. Call in here for a coffee or meal.



Activities in Hawkes Bay.

Napier is renowned as one of the premier cities for Art Deco style of architecture that was prominent at the time of the city’s rebuilding after the earthquake of 1931.  The Information Centre offers a number of guided walks and maps National tobacco building, Art Deco icon, Napier New ZealandMarine parade, Napier, New Zealand
The local cafes and wineries offer an opportunity to sample the best of local wines and ingredients.
Golfers are particularly well catered for in Hawkes Bay  with a wide range of courses including the spectacular Cape Kidnappers golf course. cape kidnappers golf course in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Whales Tale Antique shop, Napier, New Zealand

There are a number of outstanding local antique shops.
The fishing in Hawkes Bay is world renowned with 3 significant fly fishing rivers and spectacular ocean fishing.

Fishing boat returning home, Napier, New Zealand

Farmers market produce, Hawkes Bay Hawkes Bay is renowned for its wine and agricultural produce.  No visit would be complete without a visit to some of the wineries.  The visitor centre will have details. 

On Saturdays and Sundays “Farmers Markets” in Napier and Hastings showcase the finest of Hawkes Bay produce.

Gannet colony Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

The Gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers is one of the few mainland colonies in the world.  A  number of operators have tours there..

Other Contacts 

Golf Lands                                                      ph 876 8333

Classic Sheepskins                                          ph 835 9662

Hastings Golf Club                                           ph 879 7206

Hawke’s Bay Golf Club                                     ph 879 8890

Hawke’s Bay Museum                                       ph 835 9249

Millennium Museum                                          ph 875 0987

National Aquarium of NZ                                 ph 834 1404

Opossum World                                              ph 835 7697

Rush Munro Ice Cream                                    ph 878 9634

Silky Oak Chocolate Co                                    ph 845 0908

Splash Planet   (summer only) ph             8738033 0508775274

Trelinnoe Park                                                ph 834 9703


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