A Place To Be is a residential, conference and retreat centre set on 2.3 hectares. Surrounded by trees and ponds with semi-rural vistas, it is Hawke’s Bay best kept secret.

Our focus is providing a tranquil and comfortable environment in a natural setting where people can gather to connect, reflect and create in many ways and on many levels. We aim to provide a great experience and excellent end to end client services. The spacious and tranquil meeting and function rooms, combined with elegant accommodation are away from the hustle and bustle, yet only 10 minutes to Napier CBD and Hawke’s Bay Airport and just 20minutes to Hastings.

Together with bright, spacious meeting rooms and executive suites, we also offer food, business, professional and transportation services.

As an educational centre a range of programmes and retreats are offered on a regular basis.

Whether you are looking for: a secluded space to just be; an exclusive space for your board retreat, a creative space for innovative and inspiring conversations; a unique, elegant setting to host a celebratory occasion. We aim to be your first choice for an exceptional experience.

To find out how we collaborate and can contribute to your requirements, contact our team

Call: +64 (0)6844 6333  Email: clientservices@aplacetobe.co.nz


Our Clients

We have hosted many business meetings, executive retreats, family and community gatherings, special occasions, as well as health and well-being retreats.  Here is a sample of clients:

  • Mission Estate Wineries
  • Green Cross Health (Radius Medical)
  • Prophecy Networks
  • Kereru Station
  • Te Kohinga Waka
  • EIT
  • CB Norwood
  • Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
  • Innovation Advantage 2020
  • Icehouse
  • Starship Foundation
  • Age Concern
  • Energy Plus NZ
  • Alive

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