Hawke’s Bay, located on New Zealand's North Island is best described as Wine Country. With loads of sun, superb local produce, adventure and scenic winearies, there are plenty of things to do in Hawke's Bay.View our New Zealand travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Napier (NPE)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Napier
Melbourne to Hawke's Bay flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Hawke's Bay is 6 hours and 55 minutes.
When to visit
The best time to visit Hawkes Bay is in summer to make the most of the outdoor cycle trails, Te Mata Peak, rugged coastline and daylight savings. January and February are the warmest months with around 83 days of sunshine, temperature range between 20 to 25˚C. As the city is on the North Island, winter temperatures drop with some frost overnight. It makes a good time to visit the vineyards around Napier.
What is the main airport called?
Hawke's Bay Airport (NPE).Opens external site in a new window Commonly referred to as Napier Airport, is Hawke's Bay's main commercial airport, serving domestic flights to the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as smaller centres such as Gisborne, Wairoa and Blenheim.
Arriving in Hawke's Bay
The friendly staff at Hawke's Bay Airport will give you a warm greeting when you land and from there, getting into town is quick and easy.
Getting into Hawke's Bay from Hawke's Bay airport
With a range of convenient parking and transport options, getting to the city is easy. Rental car counters are located just near the main entrance with all the main providers. Taxi and shuttle bus services are available to Napier and beyond. It takes approximately 10 minutes to get to Napier.
Getting around Hawke's Bay
With a range of things to do from stunning vineyards and Art Deco buildings, choosing how you travel around Hawkes Bay is simple, with many transport options available. A wide range of year-round guided tours and shuttle services are available throughout the Napier region. There are spectacular walking tracks and it’s popular to hire a bike to cycle between the vineayards. Car hire and taxis are a convenient way to get you to where you want to go.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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