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Discover walks and cycleways around Taradale. Each route is unique and offers a chance to slow down and savour the region’s abundance of amazing epicurean offerings. From bountiful vineyards and pastures, to heritage sites, to the  woodlands of the beautiful Puketapu Loop, where you can picnic beside a river cloaked in sun dappled shade. A diverse and authentic Hawke’s Bay experience awaits you in Taradale.
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Discover walks and cycleways around Taradale. Each route is unique and offers a chance to slow down and savour the region’s abundance of amazing epicurean offerings. From bountiful vineyards and pastures, to heritage sites, to the  woodlands of the beautiful Puketapu Loop, where you can picnic beside a river cloaked in sun dappled shade. A diverse and authentic Hawke’s Bay experience awaits you in Taradale.
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Ōmarunui pā

In the Taradale Hills on the outskirts of modern ‘Art Deco’ Napier lies the remains of a much earlier settlement. Twentieth-century quarrying largely destroyed one of the two pā now covered by the name ‘Ōtātara’ but even so, its 33 ha form one of the most impressive archaeological sites in New Zealand and have been compared to One Tree Hill in Auckland. It is certainly the largest and oldest in Hawke’s Bay and once may have covered almost 50 ha. 
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In the Taradale Hills on the outskirts of modern ‘Art Deco’ Napier lies the remains of a much earlier settlement. Twentieth-century quarrying largely destroyed one of the two pā now covered by the name ‘Ōtātara’ but even so, its 33 ha form one of the most impressive archaeological sites in New Zealand and have been compared to One Tree Hill in Auckland. It is certainly the largest and oldest in Hawke’s Bay and once may have covered almost 50 ha. 
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Sugar Loaf Hill is a 4 ha reserve that offers spectacular views over Taradale and Napier suburbs, Napier Hill and a sweep across the northern Heretaunga Plains from Bay View to Paki Paki. To the west are the Ruahine Ranges, which meet the Kaweka Ranges as they run northwest.
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Sugar Loaf Hill is a 4 ha reserve that offers spectacular views over Taradale and Napier suburbs, Napier Hill and a sweep across the northern Heretaunga Plains from Bay View to Paki Paki. To the west are the Ruahine Ranges, which meet the Kaweka Ranges as they run northwest.
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Taradale’s First World War memorial is an impressive concrete clock tower located in a small park at the intersection of Avondale Road and Gloucester Street, Taradale. The tower was designed by Jack Ellis and built by A.B. Davis. It was unveiled by Governor-General Viscount Jellicoe on 16 December 1923.
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Taradale’s First World War memorial is an impressive concrete clock tower located in a small park at the intersection of Avondale Road and Gloucester Street, Taradale. The tower was designed by Jack Ellis and built by A.B. Davis. It was unveiled by Governor-General Viscount Jellicoe on 16 December 1923.
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Dolbel Reserve

This Taradale reserve is named after Philip and Richard Dolbel, who emigrated to New Zealand from Jersey in 1855. The brothers ran a general store in Clive and had interests in a dairy company, lime works and brickworks. They bought Springfield Station (in Springfield Road) in 1865 and later Redclyffe Station and farmed both in partnership. The land they owned included the present Dolbel Reserve.
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This Taradale reserve is named after Philip and Richard Dolbel, who emigrated to New Zealand from Jersey in 1855. The brothers ran a general store in Clive and had interests in a dairy company, lime works and brickworks. They bought Springfield Station (in Springfield Road) in 1865 and later Redclyffe Station and farmed both in partnership. The land they owned included the present Dolbel Reserve.
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