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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Hawkes Bay
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Map of Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay is a region of New Zealand, located on the east coast of the country's North Island, extending 100km from the Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers. Hawke's Bay is recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines. The Mahia Peninsula is now becoming famous as the launch site of Rocket Lab's high tech LEO satellite carriers. [1]

Hawke's Bay contains the towns of Napier and Hastings, as well as the small town of Wairoa on its northern edge.


Land Information NZ
NZ56 -- Table Cape to Blackhead Point
NZ561 -- Approaches to Napier


See New Zealand

Hawke's Bay is in the Portland weather region.

Currents & Tides

Give information on tides & currents.


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


See New Zealand

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Hawke's Bay is open to the sea to the east. No significant navigation hazards exist.

There are two separate entrances to Napier, one into the main river and one to the Breakwater Harbour, both are well marked.


Things to do Ashore

See individual ports, pnchorages, and islands.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See New Zealand.


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