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  • hannah
    Christchurch, New Zealand207 contributions
    In my opinion, it offers the best and the easiest reach urban hilltop view in New Zealand. It is so great to be able to drive up to the top, and you can choose to bike and walk up. Even though you don’t want to go up, you can still enjoy the view from the bottom of the hill (specifically from Craggy Range)

    It has amazing view and great spot for sunrise and sunset.

    If you would like to have light on the peak and ridge, you’d better go there in the morning or at latest early afternoon.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • wendy lyons-beck
    Tauranga, New Zealand189 contributions
    We had a stunning afternoon at this sandy beach with the locals. The water was clear and warm. Parking is a challenge. No food or drink options here.No rubbish collection so be a tidy Kiwi.
    Written 9 January 2022
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  • Irish_Kiwi77
    Wellington, New Zealand1,220 contributions
    If you are in the area and like locally produced products, this is well worth visiting. I was very impressed with the amount of stalls there and the selection of products available. If you do like coffee there are three options available but be prepared to queue. A number of stalls had ephos machines, which was great as I don’t carry cash. There is a lot of parking available and it didn’t take me long to find a space. Will definitely be back when in the area again
    Written 28 April 2021
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  • Neil
    12 contributions
    Very knowledgeable host, excellent wines, magnificent setting. We were already a fan of the wines but have some new favorites to add to our buying list.
    Written 18 May 2021
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  • Neil
    12 contributions
    Excellent tasting, very knowledgeable host and some of the best reds in Hawke Bay, a must do if in the area.
    Written 18 May 2021
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  • KielySmiley
    Auckland, New Zealand59 contributions
    A lovely short walk, worth the drive. Some great spots to watch the birds and enjoy the scenery. Not much in the way of facilities or shade.
    Written 3 February 2022
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  • Jane A
    Wellington, New Zealand155 contributions
    Lovely playground for children to have wet play and dry play. First time here. Noticed they had park staff supervising and watching children.
    Written 2 February 2020
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  • Candhansen
    Hastings, New Zealand19 contributions
    Wonderful white sand and warm sea, in summer. A great place for my grandchildren to visit, the ones who like flat beaches with no rocks to explore.
    Written 2 August 2020
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  • Roaming Our Way
    Fairplay, CO748 contributions
    During our touring of the wine region, we stopped here to try their wines. We were greeted by the most pleasant woman who had a wonderful sense of humor and made our tasting experience that much better. We enjoyed several varieties, all of which were quite nice, but settled on a bottle of chardonnay.
    Written 20 May 2017
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  • Melanieh910
    Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
    Nice Sunday listening to music and drinking sangria at Abbe Winery. Good pizza. We went on a busy day so a bit of a wait. Bean bags and tables to sit at in the shade so was good. Things for children to do.
    Written 15 January 2022
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  • Kate
    Wellington, New Zealand582 contributions
    Delicious cider, a lovely day in the sun and great service!

    The food here is a little unconventional, you buy various items like cheese, crackers, potato chips and diy your own platter - but that adds to the charm.

    We had a tasting and tried all of the ciders. It was incredibly busy and there was only one staff member on but she did a wonderful job!
    Written 6 June 2021
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  • Rachael B
    1,892 contributions
    Good beer tasting and a lovely setup. We unfortunately went on a rainy day so the outdoor seating was not as pleasant as if it had been sunnier but service and experience was still good despite weather. We both preferred the Garden of Eden Farmhouse ale best. We also split the Brezel (soft pretzel with olive oil and mustard) and Brew grain crackers and baked Camembert. The crackers and cheese was the BEST! They really use every bit of the grain used in brewing that they can and it is so tasty! Grounds are also kid friendly and we saw plenty of people bring theirs.
    Written 20 October 2020
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  • Andrew T
    Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions
    Great wine tasting in a fantastic and authentic setting. Really informative to hear about the brand, the wine and its origins / history at this family owned and operated winery. We were on hire bikes from On Yer Bike ~ also recommended👍😀
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • DerekIlkley
    Ilkley, UK51 contributions
    Really pretty venue and wines very good - they had some old vintages open including some old desert wines. Bottle from 2002 was lovely and not expensive. Was well worth the trip even on a rainy day
    Written 22 January 2019
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  • David P
    Auckland, New Zealand40 contributions
    Hidden away in an industrial area of Hastings, Roosters is rustic, welcoming and friendly. Start with the 5 glass tasting tray to determine what you are drinking and then order from a wonderful American/Asian menu. Our favorites were the loaded fries with Pulled Pork, jalapenos and delicious cheese sauce, Bao buns and pork filled dumplings.
    The beer was excellent especially the draught and dark ale. A great way to spend an afternoon, but decide who is driving home before you get there. Enjoy, we did!
    Written 5 January 2022
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