The Mahia Peninsula is a hilly promontory projecting south into the sea, between Poverty Bay and Hawke’s Bay. According to Māori legend, Mahia Peninsula is Te matau a Maui - the fish-hook of Maui.

The peninsula has a number of beautiful beaches and peaceful holiday villages and is a natural playground for people who like to surf, fish, dive, kayak and swim and play golf. It has an interesting mix of sandy and rocky beaches – some exposed to the ocean swells, others beautifully sheltered.

Mahia Peninsula is located on the east coast of New Zealand's north island between the cities of Napier and Gisborne, and 30 mins from Wairoa.

You are able to catch a regular flight from Auckland and Wellington to Gisborne or Napier, and easily pick up a rental car for the drive to Mahia Peninsula.

Mahia is located 1 hours drive from Gisborne, 2 hour drive from Napier, or a 6 hour drive from Wellington. The voyage to Mahia Peninsula is an enjoyable one.