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Regional Parks

We have four regional parks for Hawke’s Bay locals and visitors to use, and invite you to explore the spaces.

Due to the damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, we continue to carry out essential repairs to our regional parks. Please take care when visiting. Tutira Regional Park remians closed for the foreseeable future due to access on SH2. 

About our parks

Our parks are great places for you to relax, explore, get adventurous and have some fun.

Whether you're looking for a great picnic spot, wanting to stretch your legs, have fun with the family, or checkout some awesome scenery and biodiversity, there is something for everyone.

Download this printable guide which features all of our parks, what makes them unique, facilities & activities, how to get there and what you’ll find there.

Our parks are open from sunrise to sunset.

Parks guide

Our regional parks:

Hawea Historical Park

Hawea Historical Park is a park under development beside the Karamū Stream at the heart of an area rich with cultural value within the Heretaunga Plains. The park has cultural and visual connections with the wider region with views south-east to Te Mata and Kahuranaki and glimpses to the west of Kaweka. Hawea Historical Park will be developed and managed by the Hawea Historical Park Whenua Topu Trust. The trust is an equal partnership between local hapū, Kohupātiki, Matahiwi, Ruahāpia, and Waipatu, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council who will collectively be responsible for ongoing development and management of the park. The park is planned to open in 2023.

Other parks

We support Te Mata Peak Park Trust with pest control and park and enhancement, and we jointly work with Napier City and Hastings District Councils to make sure Waipatiki Beach Holiday Park is there for families to enjoy.

Regional parks books available

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has published a series of books on our Regional Parks which can be purchased here for delivery, or purchased from our Napier office reception for $20 a copy.  Copies are also available in public libraries in Hawke’s Bay.

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Pakowhai Regional Park
Published 2012
Author: Garth Eyles
ISBN 1-877405-64-7

Tutira Regional Park
(currently out of stock)

Published 2014
Author: Garth Eyles
ISBN 1-877405-86-8

Pekapeka Regional Park
Published 2018
Author: Garth Eyles
ISBN 978-0-947499-02-0

Waitangi Regional Park
Published 2020
Author: Garth Eyles
ISBN 978-0-947499-37-2

Order form, costs, and how to pay

Each book costs $20 and postage is free of charge.

Please pay by internet banking: Account number 02-0700-0302819-000. Please quote reference 362-001 and your surname as appears on the order form.  Alternatively use the order form and pay on collection at reception at our Dalton St, Napier office.  

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