F.A.W.C! Tips


Our top ten tips to make the most of your time from the team here at F.A.W.C!

Book your event tickets in advance.

You won't be able to buy tickets on the door and the most popular events will sell out fast so make sure you book early to avoid being disappointed.

Book your tickets here.

Hire a car.

Hire a car to make the most out of your F.A.W.C! experience. Having a car will make it easy to get between events, some of which could be quite far apart.

Just make sure you have a designated driver for the day! 

Check out your transportation options here.

Book your accommodation early.

The best accommodation will sell out early, get in quick to secure your booking.

Take a look at your accommodation options here.

Bring your Sunglasses.

Hawke's Bay is known for long, hot summer days so blend in with the locals and bring your shades.

Come hungry and thirsty! 

With so many fabulous foodie events to try, make sure you come hungry, forget about the diet and prepare to eat, drink and be merry! 

Take a look at our programme here.

Plan your events.

Make sure to take a look at the distances between events and leave yourself enough time to get there safely, relaxed and in plenty of time. 

Bookmark us!

Make the most of the Apps and Websites available; add www.hawkesbaynz.com and www.fawc.co.nz to your smart phone to keep up to dates with the latest news and things to do in the gorgeous Hawke's Bay.

Drop into an i-site

Visit our i-SITES Visitor Centres in Napier or Hastings to see what else is on offer in Hawke's Bay.

The Napier i-SITE can be found on Marine Parade, Napier - Call 0800 VISIT US (0800 84 74 88) or 06 834 1911.

The Hastings i-SITE is situated on the corner of Russell & Heretaunga St East, Hastings - Call 0800 HASTINGS (0800 42 78 46) or 06 873 0080.

Check out the Hawke's bay Farmers Market

Held on Sunday mornings between 8:30am and 12:30pm, the Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market is consistently voted one of the best Farmers Markets in New Zealand. Enjoy a freshly brewed artisan coffee or a smoothie made while you watch. Munch on a hot bacon sandwich while you browse the many stalls, or spend some time people watching.

Stay an extra day

Plan to stay an extra day! Hawke’s Bay has so much to offer and one weekend simply isn't enough time to see everything, so stay an extra day or two and check out the rest of our beautiful region.