Flaxmere

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Flaxmere is in Hastings, New Zealand.

Understand[edit]

Flaxmere is a suburb in the district of Hastings City. It has a population of about 4500 residents. It was originally intended as a housing development area so Hastings could continue to grow without damaging the valuable horticultural land of the Heretaunga Plains, although it is still technically built on the Heretaunga Plains. Because of this Flaxmere is built on poor soil, and not much grows there. In recent times the value of the gravel-filled soil that Flaxmere is built around has been recognized, leading to a proliferation of vineyards. These vineyards produce some of the best wine in the world.

Get in[edit]

  • Turn left at the huge roundabout where Omahu road leaves Hastings and crosses State Highway 2a
  • Enter near Flaxmere from the Bridge Pa aerodrome

See[edit]

Being a suburb that was planned with modern town planning knowledge (about 1964) Flaxmere has many large and varied green spaces that are good value to explore.

  • Flaxmere Park. This huge park has very nice rose gardens and is interesting to explore
  • Flaxmere Avenue Travels the length of Flaxmere from one end to the other

Do[edit]

  • Flaxmere is surrounded by many of Hawkes Bay's more famous wineries and vineyards
  • Flaxmere Waterworld, Swansea Rd, +64 6 8797676. A large heated indoor swimming pool. Cost $1 to get into the heated pools. They have huge inflatable toys for the kids to play on.
  • Flax Rock Adventure Centre8 Swansea Rd. Indoor rock climbing and other activities.

Buy[edit]

  • Most of Flaxmere's CBD is on a long strip along Swansea Road.
  • Rural roads leading into Flaxmere offer roadside produce stalls and shops

Drink[edit]

Like most of Hastings, Flaxmere is surrounded by a number of wineries. All are excellent places to eat and drink. All of the hours presented here are cellar door hours (eg when one can look around and purchase) restaurant hours are probably different, best to check

Sleep[edit]

Flaxmere, being so close to the main urban centre of Hastings, doesn't need nor have all that much accommodation. Anyway it's generally considered a bad idea to stay overnight in Flaxmere. Flaxmere's status as a "don't go there after dusk" status also means that people only visit for day trips, while staying in Hastings. Despite this there is still accommodation.

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