Based near Hawke’s Bay, Kahuranaki is a historic landmark and the first mountain in the country to be registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. There are many ancient burial sites in Kahuranaki, and there is also a burial cave (although sealed off since the 19th century). Travelers visiting the region will find stoic green hills with open pastures at their heart, making for ideal golfing locations. Since it’s near Hawke’s Bay, visitors can also indulge in Te Mata Peak and Cape Kidnappers, areas famous for outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, climbing, golf, and wine drinking. You’ll spend time hopping between exciting and hearty calm moments during your stay in Kahuranaki, so be sure to stop here during your endeavors in North Island.