Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Hastings

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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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • DGM788
    Hastings, New Zealand11 contributions
    Awesome place for families. Plenty of room to spread out. Clean place and really helpful staff. Kids loved the lazy river and slides.
    Written 18 February 2021
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Graham
    109 contributions
    We called in for advice on exploring the Art Deco architecture Hastings has to offer. We picked up an informative guide for NZ$ 1.

    The team proactively offered additional advice. Great service!
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Dianne T
    Napier, New Zealand183 contributions
    Like going to have a look at the displays they seem to invite a great array of artists to show their works. Nice friendly staff as well.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • shanes_on_the_go
    Virginia Beach, VA42 contributions
    Lorna was an absolute delight from the moment she picked us up throughput the entire afternoon. Her witty banter, knowledge of the area, and relaxed attitude and candor made for the perfect day of wine tasting. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a day filled with positive vibes and laughter …..with some outstanding wine tasting to boot! Already planning a return trip and bringing all my friends.
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • lfryling
    San Juan Capistrano, CA18 contributions
    My husband and rented our bikes here and they had a great selection of bikes and helmets. We got a map and some recommendations of places to visit and we were on our way! Great day in the vineyards!🍷👍
    Written 26 March 2019
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  • JohnDeereQueen
    Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand67 contributions
    Essential Sunday morning visiting! We bought greek basil and japanese parsley plants, GF pancake mix, macaroons, courgettes, smoothies and vegan coconut yoghurt starter amongst other items. A man with a wonderful voice serenaded everyone. All the stallholders we visited were cheerful and friendly as well as very knowledgeable about their products. If I lived in the Hawkes Bay I would go to this market every Sunday! I very much look forward to returning.
    Written 28 March 2021
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  • Lathkill
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1,090 contributions
    Caught it early evening for an early dinner.
    Rooster beer is tasty & fresh flavoured.
    Steak & blue cheese burger hit the mark,
    Toasted sandwich was filling.
    Great friendly staff.
    Written 23 April 2021
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