Helm Crag

Hosts:  Murray & Jacquie Sutherland

A wonderful place to B&B in the art deco capital of the world.  Murray and Jacquie look forward to welcoming you to their home on the hill with its 360° panoramic views.  Enjoy a refreshing cuppa or a glass of chilled Hawke’s Bay wine whilst you unwind after your journey.


Having spent 18 years in Europe, during which time we travelled extensively both in Europe and elsewhere in the world, we decided to make our home back in NZ.  During our travels we had some wonderful experiences staying in hosted accommodation which we hope we can replicate.


We would be happy to help you with any arrangements which will make your stay in Hawke’s Bay as enjoyable as possible.


Whether you want to chill on the beach, visit  some of the world famous wineries or try your luck on one of the Bay’s challenging golf courses, we can make the arrangements for you.


Situated just up the road from the Botanical Gardens, the property is a 20 minute downhill walk to either the Napier CBD or the restaurants and bars of Ahuriri, although you may want to take a cab back up the hill! 


We offer evening meals, on request.  This is a set menu, all we need to know is what you don’t, or can’t, eat!   For those of you wishing to dine in one of Napier’s many excellent eateries, you are invited to join us in the lounge or on the deck beforehand for a glass of Hawke’s Bay wine and some nibbles, made from the Bay’s local produce.


We are a non-smoking facility and on arrival will also be welcomed by our very friendly Jack Russell puppy, Mac, and Tosh, our two-year old tabby.


The front of the house

Napier Boutique Accommodation ... Welcome to our world!

View to the South East

Sunset over the deck

“What an experience!  Felt like home, half way across the globe. 

I know where we’ll be staying when we come back to Napier”

        Daniel Lee & Kristina Martin, Nashville, USA

Reservation Enquiries:  office@riggsutherland.co.nz


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“Thank you for your kind hospitality, lovely company, yummy dinner and breakfast and comfortable accommodation”

        Ann & John, Victoria Australia

“Thank you for a wonderful, comfortable stay.  We felt very welcome and at home in your beautiful house.”

        Owen & Liesbeth Sunnex, NZ

Upcoming Events


Pasks Late Long Lunch

Saturday 1st February 2014

5.40pm – 10.00pm


Join over 700 guests from all over the world at the picturesque seaside setting.



Horse of the Year

Tuesday 18th – Sunday 23rd March 2014

This is touted as one of the greatest equestrian celebrations on the planet by people all over the world.

Held at Hawke’s Bay’s A&P Showgrounds



Tremains Art Deco Weekend

The 26th annual Art Deco Weekend will be held from 19th – 23rd February 2014

Join thousands of festival goers and enjoy a whole stack of fun when Napier city and its surrounds transform back into the 1930s