Welcome to The Travellers Lodge where you become our family the moment you walk through our doors. Come join us in this cozy, and affordable hostel that is located in the Heart of Hawkes Bay and experience New Zealand like a local.Read More
Hastings is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco, and to a lesser extent Spanish Mission, architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. It also has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue of the figure in local Ngāti Kahungunu mythology, Pania, on Marine Parade, Pania of the Reef.
Thousands of people flock to Hastings every February for the Tremains Art Deco Weekend event, a celebration of its Art Deco heritage and history. Other notable tourist events attracting many outsiders to the region annually include F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic events, and the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate Winery in the suburb of Taradale.
The current season is Summer. Typical jobs that are currently available now are strawberry and raspberry picking, apple picking, vineyard work such as wire lifting and leaf plucking, and roles within orchard development. In February we will have packhouse work available too. We also have year-round work available at a local wine bottling factory for those who prefer to work inside.