Weekend Getaway

Discover Porangahau, a stunning coastal township of Central Hawke's Bay.

Porangahau is a hidden gem, from historic homesteads to sweeping white sand beaches, local cultural experiences to historic hotel dining there is a little bit of everything.

Booked in for the Chapelwick Old English Garden Party, the World’s Longest Place Name Cultural Tour, or making a weekend of it and going to both?

Here are other great things to see and do in Porangahau.

Friday Night

Indulge in a night of luxury at Wallingford homestead with exquisite food and accommodation.

Day 1 - Saturday

Enjoy the scenic drive to the quaint coastal town of Porangahau. Stop for a coffee at Flotsam and Jetsam and the Porangahau dairy for an ice cream and picnic treats before heading to the beach. Dig your toes in the sand, stroll along the beach or dip your toes in the water for a paddle or swim.

Time for fun and frivolity at the Chapelwick Old English Garden Party, pitanque, croquet and homestead tours followed by a delightful afternoon tea.

Enjoying your afternoon? Why not stay the night

Day 2 - Sunday

Whether you are in the morning or afternoon session for The Longest Place Name Cultural Tour, take time to enjoy the small town. Relax on the beach or catch a round of golf at the Porangahau Country Club. 


Places to stop