Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine growing region. The mild winters and warm sun-soaked summers make this area a prime location for some of the world’s leading Chardonnay, Syrah, and Bordeaux blend reds. There are over 30 cellar doors within 15 minutes of Breckenridge Lodge to taste or tour. A variety of tours are available and can be arranged to pick up and drop off at the lodge.
There are three impressive golf courses in the area. The Napier Golf Club is a mere 3 kilometers from the lodge and is one of the oldest clubs in the country. It hosted the first New Zealand Open. Hastings Golf Club is a 15-minute drive from the lodge and is ranked as one of the top 10 courses in the country. Cape Kidnappers is a 45 minute drive to the club house and has been consistently listed as one of the top golf destinations in the world since its opening in 2004.
With over 35 years experience in fishing Hawkes Bay’s rivers and over 25 years experience in the wine industry Grant Petherick can offer fly fishing & wine tours, taylor made to your individual needs.
Whether you want to take a relaxing stroll or get the heart pumping we have it all from sea to bush. Close to the lodge you can explore our gardens for a quite stroll, walk the limestone path by the river or to a historical Maori land site. A few minutes in the car can take you to walks along the aqua sea, through green native bush, among bird thriving estuaries, or to the top of Te Mata Peak, which has panoramic views of the entire bay area.
With plenty of food growing in sunny Hawke’s Bay both the game and fowl in this area are healthy and well fed. Depending on the season guided tours with equipment can be arranged for sika deer, red deer, fallow deer, wild goat, wild boar, water fowl and pheasant. Guides can arrange for trophies to be mounted and shipped accordingly.