Whatever your holiday style, the Esk Valley and wider Hawke’s Bay area will have something to offer you. Enjoy one of the wide and varied local activities during your stay.
Here are some of our favourite adventures and relaxing activities. If you would like more help or ideas to help plan your trip to Hawke’s Bay call Justine.
For bookings Mondays – Thursdays, there is a minimum of two nights required.
If you would like to book your conference or retreat over the weekend, during October to the end of April, we have a minimum requirement of three nights.
Clay shooting, Paintball, Archery, golf driving and knife throwing.
Outfoxed is situated on a beautiful coastal farm 25 minutes drive from Kiwiesque. Lock in a half day at Outfoxed and experience true Hawkes Bay hospitality while getting some fierce competition going among the troops. Lay down the challenge with Clay shooting, Paintball, Archery, golf driving and knife throwing. Outfoxed can organise some delicious Hawke’s Bay grazing to celebrate the triumph and defeat afterwards. Book an Outfoxed Experience and enjoy a special part of Hawke’s Bay.
Experience some of New Zealand’s best rafting on the fantastic Mohaka River in Hawke’s Bay, just 30 minutes away from Kiwiesque. This place was a real favourite for host Bayden over the years when kayak training for the Coast to Coast and other Adventure racing. Accommodating beginners through to advanced rafters – there is something to suit every level of ability.
Discover stunning views, native bush and rare native birds in the Boundary Stream walking tracks, 1 hour north of Kiwiesque.
A day trip with options to:
An enjoyable hike with stunning views and stunning views.
Enjoy the short or long route to Shine Falls through the Boundary Stream Mainland Island Bird Reserve.
The loop native bush track around Lake Opouahi within the Panpac Kiwi Creche.
Hike and beach local at Waipatiki Beach. It’s just a 20-minute drive to a small horseshoe golden sand surf beach for a swim, or take in a variety of hiking options, walk the coast, or enjoy the Nikau palm forest walk, renowned for its native birdlife. Other near hiking options Tangoio Falls and White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve tracks.
For over 50 years, Cape Kidnapper’s Gannet Safaris has been the only tour to take you overland, bringing you close and personal with the fierce seabirds and their thriving environment for nesting and breeding.
With the vast Pacific Ocean in sight, beneath the land of the long white clouds, and surrounded by beautiful, winged wonders, discover the land, sea and sky of Aotearoa with Gannet Safaris Overland Safari.
For mountain bikers seeking an adrenaline rush, you must experience the 44km of world class roller-coaster single-track forest trails found at the Pan Pac Mountain Bike Park.
Taste Of Summer
For the freshest produce, visit the Taste of Summer fruit and vegetable shop. Situated in our microclimate that offers the earliest and sweetest summer fruit in New Zealand, tasting is believing! They have THE BEST strawberries, and on a hot Hawke’s Bay day, their real fruit ice-creams are very refreshing.
Bellatino’s Food Lovers Market
For any foodie in the group, looking for a truly local food experience, Bellatino’s Food Lovers Market is a well-stocked local grocery store. You can be confident that popping in there at the start of your stay will mean you have everything you need for entertaining. Bellatino’s also have great takeaway coffee!
Hawkes Bay Farmers Market
Looking for a Sunday morning outing? Then you must check out the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market which is open every Sunday morning, rain hail or shine. Located in the Waikoko Gardens at Tomoana Showgrounds, Hawke’s Bay.
Napier Urban Farmers’ Market
Or, if you’d prefer a Saturday morning outing – the Napier Urban Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday morning in the heart of Napier city in Clive Square, 8.30am – 12.30pm. Visit for the very best local seasonal produce and artisan products.
The Kiwiesque Villa is a fantastic accomodation option for a group of family or friends. A beautiful deck area for lounging or eating outside - to a roaring fire inside.... read more
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