A city surrounded by rural suburbs, Hastings is a typical New Zealand metropolis. Outside of the city all kinds of fruits and vegetables are grown, meaning that your meals will always be fresh and delicious. Sunny Hastings doesn't have the traditional attractions of a city, as it focuses more on the outdoors and activities.
In Hastings, your number one priority will be to visit one of the city’s many wineries. Try the Craggy Range Vineyard in a beautiful setting, Ngatarawa Wines with its horse-head label, or Sileni Estates Winery that can host large functions. The Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market is a must to experience all of the amazing New Zealand-grown fruits and vegetables. This market is the country’s oldest and largest for fresh produce. Find meat, cheese, and of course kiwi fruit at your disposal. Hastings has one of the largest waterparks in the country, appropriately named Splash Planet. The waterpark is ideal for bringing your raucous family, and a great way to cool off in the heat. Check out the Hastings town clock from the 30s, as it’s become an art deco icon. The surreal clock looms over the sculptures of classic New Zealand sheep.
Take a trip to Hastings’ “Twin City,” Napier. Napier is just twenty minutes away in the car or via public transportation in Hawke’s Bay. Napier is known for its Art Deco style, and hosts the Tremains Art Deco Festival every year in February. With vintage car parades, concerts, and thousands of festival-goers dressed in 1930s style — you’ll have gone back in time! Napier is also known for its wineries, so you’ll have to visit the Mission Estate Winery for a tasting. The grounds are gorgeous, and make sure to take a bottle or two home with you. The Napier National Aquarium is right by the water, and also makes for a great trip with kids.
Find a large selection of rentals in the relaxing and sunny Hastings. From low key apartments to gorgeous houses and even luxury hotels — Hastings has everything you could need. It’s likely you’ll find a rental with a pool as is tradition in New Zealand, and the suburban houses are sure to have great gardens for you to unwind in.
The State Highway connects Hastings to Napier, giving you an ideal connection between the twin cities. The Palmerston North-Gisborne Line (PNGL) railway runs through the centre of Hastings, and InterCity bus provides rides in and out of the city. If you’re flying in, the Hawke’s Bay Airport is at Napier which is still pretty convenient. Traffic is usually good making the drive to Hastings easy, but walking and cycling are popular in the city for a reason. Enjoy the beauty of the land in Hastings!
Looking for a vacation rental in Hastings? Tripping.com has 140 rental homes available in Hastings. Potential renters will find studios, 124 1-bedroom, 8 2-bedroom and 8 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night to $1036 a night. Many of these properties are instantly bookable.
The average price of a nightly rental in Hastings is $153 while the average price of a weekly rental is $211. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Hastings home is $1232.
Wondering if you can bring your favorite dog or cat with you? We have 38 pet friendly vacation rentals available for you. In addition to accommodating pets, Hastings rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 131 rentals have internet and wifi, 67 have TV and/or cable and 68 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 5 rental sites in Hastings where the top providers in that area are Booking.com, Agoda, and TripAdvisor. There are 69 Booking.com rentals, 49 Agoda short term rentals and 18 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.