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Spring Fling Puts Central Hawke’s Bay on Display

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Begin a love affair with Central Hawke’s Bay at this year’s Spring Fling - featuring 17 stunning events showcasing the best the district has to offer, from September 3 to November 5.

Capturing the true essence of this enchanting ‘hidden gem’ of Hawke’s Bay, Spring Fling showcases food, wine, adventure and local culture, all set against some truly stunning landscapes.

Hundreds of visitors flock to Central Hawke’s Bay every year, to explore a truly spectacular array of events. Whether your passion is food, wine, gardens, history, markets, or the great outdoors, there is a unique experience waiting to be discovered.

Tickets to the Central Hawke’s Bay Homestead TrailGarden to Vase with Foraged and Found and Picnic in the Peonies, were snapped up in a matter of days; with limited spaces available for Tell Me On A Sunday and First Glimpse at the Coles Brothers Restoration.

Other highlights of the 2022 programme include Central Hawke’s Bay’s Spring Day Market on Saturday September 3 in Waipukurau and Foodscapes – The Passing of Knowledge held at various locations throughout Ōtāne and Waipawa.

Annual favourites, such as the Ōmakere Coastal Hill Country WalkTaniwha DaffodilsGwavas Homestead and Garden Tour and Waipawa Duck Day, will continue to delight visitors and locals alike.

Mayor Alex Walker says Spring Fling not only displays some of the best venues and hospitality in Central Hawke’s Bay but provides an opportunity for people to explore and make memories.

“Visitors come here for the historic homesteads and stunning coastal walks. They come for the boutique markets and to enjoy the Tukituki Trails. But most of all, they come to create memories and experiences with their family and friends that will last for generations to come,” she says.

“Spring is such a beautiful time to show off our thriving district, a hidden gem which is opened up to people from the wider Hawke’s Bay and further afield thanks to annual events such as this, which have become a ‘must do’ in the calendar for many.”

Hawke’s Bay Tourism Chief Executive Hamish Saxton says genuine warmth and hospitality from Central Hawke’s Bay locals and the chance to explore incredible scenery, put Spring Fling on the map.

“Designed to capture the essence of spring, this event also aims to draw visitors from Napier, Hastings and the greater Hawke's Bay region, as well as neighbouring Manawatu and Whanganui districts,” he says.

“With blue skies and daffodils blooming, Central Hawke’s Bay’s charm in spring is undeniable, making it the perfect opportunity to showcase this part of our region. We know visitors will be enchanted by what they find at the annual Spring Fling Festival.”

Spring Fling tickets are on sale now with a full list of events for 2022 found at:

12 August 2022

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