Hastings Blossom Festival 15 - 25 September 2011 Hastings Blossom Festival parade is held every year in September since 1950s. The festival itself It also means that spring arrived.This is an opportunity for different NZ ethnic groups to join the festival dressed in their own ethnic costumes. The festival was held one daybefore a rugby matchFrance v Canada and ourguestsfrom France and Canada have been invited to take part in Hastings Blossom Festival.
Return walk from Scotsman Point (near Clifton camp) to Cape Kidnappers takes up to19.5 km or 5 hours walk. We strongly recommend you to see the tide schedule before you go.
You can visit cape Kidnappers at a different time of year. At the end of the trip you will meet the large inland gannet colony. Gannet nesting from May to July. However all the tourist agencies will tell you to plan your walk from October to April.
You need to have your own food and drinking water in sufficient quantity to last for at least 5 hours. There is an proper picnic area and toilet facility at the Cape Kidnappers. You can not walk back late in the afternoon with the setting sun. Plan your return not later that 2 pm. A hide tide is approaching quickly. Have a safe trip.
A big earthquake in 1931 lifted up the old part of the town. A Marine Parade Street is situated in the old part of the town (Central) and runs along the Napier Beach. This beach is unsuitable for swimming. Do not swim. Do not approach a Napier Beech from any direction. Follow up the safe tips. Use sunscreen.
Video recorded by Mary O'Neill. All rights reserved. Video recorded by Mary O'Neill. All rights reserved.
The Central Hawke's Bay Festival takes place at the beginning of September each year in Waipukurau. Pictured 2 participants at a stole in the chili cook off. One of the hottest entrances. We also met a group of NZ rugby fans. Festival ended on Sunday 11th of September.