Hawkes Bay, Napier New Zealand

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Napier (NPE)

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Visiting from Sydney to Napier

Hawke's Bay travel information

There are two words that best describe Hawke's Bay and they are Wine Country - but there is much more than wine to this sunny region. Located on New Zealand’s North Island there are plenty of top experiences to do in Hawkes Bay. Explore wineries, sample locally produced fare and marvel at the art deco architecture. With passionate local kiwis and plenty of sunshine is a winning combination when you head out shopping in the Hawke’s Bay.

When to visit

Best time to visit Hawke's Bay

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 day of sunshine, temperature ranges between 20 - 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.

Arrival information

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 Hawkes 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 guides 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. 

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What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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