A large semi-circular bay which extends for 100 kilometres from northeast to southwest from Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers. The main towns are Napier and Hastings. The region has the longest place name in the world (85 letters), a hill near Waipukurau called Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, which means "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one".
Track type/distance summary
Total number of tracks for Hawkes Bay: 15
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