Hastings residents enjoy a wide range of public facilities, from neighbourhood playgrounds to user-pays facilities such as refuse transfer stations.


Splash Planet Theme Park in Hastings is New Zealand's largest water park! There's something to do for everyone at Splash Planet. As well as thrill-seeking rides, did you know we have mini-golf, the Fantasyland Express, Formula Fun Go-karts, beach volleyball and bumper boats?


Opera House Plaza 

The Opera House Plaza is the ultimate blank canvas waiting for you to bring your creative ideas to life.

Whether you’re planning a gala dinner, cocktail function, exhibition or product launch – it will be an event to remember at the Opera House Plaza.

A light, adaptable and modern indoor/outdoor venue, the Plaza is 600msq and features a retractable roof and excellent street profile. We also have gas heaters for hire.

Catering options   

Dish Foods Ltd are our exclusive catering partners based on-site within the Hawke’s Bay Opera House building.

The team bring together many years of experience in catering for events both large and small and will personally work with you to customise a menu specifically tailored to meet your requirements and budget.

With Dish Foods catering your function, you can relax with the knowledge that the team will oversee everything.

Plaza Floor Plans

 Plaza Floorplan template

Enquire now

We can help make your event a success at the Opera House Plaza. Contact us on phone (06) 871 5000 or email council@hdc.govt.nz

Hawke's Bay Opera House Theatre

The Hawke's Bay Opera House Theatre is currently closed until 2016 due to earthquake strengthening work. 

The Hawke's Bay Opera House has held a special place in the hearts of Hastings residents for generations. Formerly known as the Hastings Municipal Theatre, it has hosted thousands of music, drama and other cultural performances, from international-level ballet through to primary school music recitals.