Mangapapa Petit Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMangapapa Petit Hotel Hastings
An outstanding country estate just between Napier and Havelock North with exceptional food and only 15 minutes from Cape Kidnappers GC. A lovely pool, gardens, grazing sheep and a grass tennis court make this place a lovely retreat.
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After flying overnight from Honolulu to Auckland, and losing a day completely, we arrived early on the 18th and transfered directly on to Napier. After a short drive through beautiful wine country we arrived at Mangapapa Petit Hotel, a lovely historic estate house between Napier and Havelock North. After a relaxing late morning by the pool, we …
... couldn't make it up !! Lol
Anyway Steve was zooming along when I saw faded signs saying 'Meet our Kiwis'.
Now this was on the list to do but as I mentioned it we zoomed past the wildlife park, but like the patient hero he is he came to a halt, turned around and headed back.
We paid our $20 dollars each told the young girl that we had already seen and practically fed the most rarest bird in the world the Takahe as she ...
Hawkes Bay is and incredibly beautiful place, and reminds me of home with so much fruit and veg growing. Lots of different fruit is grown here, cherries, apricots, strawberries, raspberries, grapes (mostly wine), apples and boysenberries!
I have been staying on the Hanna Berry Farm who grow and sell boysenberries. Boysenberries are a cross between blackberries, raspberries and dewberries, they are in short delicious! Bruce and ...
... so close to the road but you could easily pass this by and miss it. It was the last thing we expected to see in this dry part of New Zealand.
We continued east and reached Napier. We had a nice day yesterday, today however the temperature gauge hit 30c for the first time since we got here. Kirsty, like a swiveling solar panel, kept rotating to be in the sun so soak up its warmth! That is until we bought ice creams. A double scoop cone. Kirsty had apple crumble and ...
... told us there were some nice walks and they were going to hang about to do them, so we decided to do that as well. We walked to the top of Table Mountain (unlike the famous one, this was more like a big hill). Along the way we crossed a lot of farmland, and saw many dead sheep, a dead calf, and another dead cat. What is it with dead cats in NZ? That is 3 now. The walk and weather were very good though – even had to put on some sun cream!
We made ...