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How to Reach

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From Napier: Prebensen Drive, Kennedy Road , Meeanee Road, Taradale Road, From Hastings: State High Way 50 or Napier-Hastings Expressway 50A.

Key places to visit
Mission Estate Winery, Church Road Winery, Moana Park Winery, Silky Oak Chocolate Factory, Taradale Clock Tower


Places to Visit

Mission Estate Winery

in Church Road is one of New Zealand’s oldest winemaking concerns and has become a very significant tourist attraction. Today the Mission Estate Wineries Mount St.Mary Seminary building has recently been completely refurbished to accommodate a first class restaurant and function rooms. The Mission is a favourite venue for weddings. The now well known “Mission Concert” has been held every February for many years and has become an event not to be missed.

Church Road Winery

founded in 1897 by Bartholemew Steinmetz, a lay brother from the Marist Mission, this winery is one of the oldest in Hawke's Bay. Some of its most illustrious years were spent under the leadership of pioneer winemaker, Tom McDonald, now widely acknowledged as the father of New Zealand's premium red wine industry.

Moana Park Winery

Moana Park is a small family owned boutique winery situated 5 kilometers from Taradale in the western hills of Hawke's Bay. Drawing fruit from both the Gimblett Gravels appelation and the Dartmoor Valley, where specific wine styles are selected each vintage and hand crafted to explosively represent their vineyard origin and the oversized passion of our viticultural and winemaking teams.

Silky Oak Chocolate Factory

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company is a family owned business which was founded in January 2000, With the Gift, Wedding, Easter, Special Occasions and everyday chocolate lines available, The Silky Oak Chocolate Company continues introducing new & exciting varieties as and when perfected to its growing selection of chocolate delicacies.

Taradale Clock Tower

The Taradale clock tower was built in 1923 as a Taradale and District World War 1 Memorial. The tower is situated where several roads converge and is a prominent landmark.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December