Location & Transport

Glen Aros Country Estate is located in the picturesque Raukawa Valley, a rural area in the wine-growing region of Hawkes Bay.

It is a 20 minute drive from Hastings and Havelock North, and a 35 minute drive from Napier and the Hawkes Bay Airport.

Limo transport to and from Glen Aros can be arranged to suit.

If travelling from further afield it's easy to get to Glen Aros Country Estate. The most popular way to travel is by car and this also gives you the full flexibility for discovering every corner of this fascinating region.

From the north, the easy drive on the Napier Taupo road enters via the beautiful Esk Valley, with its vineyards and hill top views to the Pacific Ocean. For dramatic scenery, an increasingly popular option is to cut across from Taihape using the Taihape "Gentle Annie" Road through the Kaweka Ranges.

From the south, your choice is to drive on State Highway 50 through the charming Central Hawkes Bay countryside or stay on the main route of State Highway 2 via Waipukurau and Waipawa.

Refer to map and driving directions for assistance.

Travelling times and distances to Hawkes Bay:

  • From Auckland - 5.5 hours (460km)
  • From Rotorua - 3 hours (220km)
  • From Taupo - 2 hours (145km)
  • From Gisborne - 3 hours (220km)
  • From Wellington - 3.5 hours (305km)

Regular flights operate from North and South Island centres to Hawkes Bay Airport in Napier. It's approximately a one hour flight from Auckland or Wellington.

There's also a small local airfield at Bridge Pa, just 10 minutes from Glen Aros, accommodating chartered fixed wing or helicopter flights.

Alternatively it is possible to land a helicopter at Glen Aros. The GPS coordinates are: latitude 39° 43.785´ South; longitude 176° 38.594´East.