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Our most recommended Napier Tours

  • Napier: Cape Kidnappers Gannet, Nature & Sightseeing Tour

    1. Napier: Cape Kidnappers Gannet, Nature & Sightseeing Tour

    Discover Cape Kidnappers, the largest most accessible mainland gannet colony in the world. Witness the 20,000 gannets at the cape which are members of the Booby family, with distinctive black eye markings and a pale gold crown. Visitors to the colony will see adults and young nesting in serried rows carrying out their daily routine. In the air above your heads, these amazing birds with their 6-foot wingspan (2 m) swoop and dive as they bring back fish. On the ground, just a few feet away, the pairs preen and perform the dance of the gannets’ recognition ritual. The birds can be seen from September to early April. In September they return from their winter escape to build their nests ready for the arrival of the chicks during December and January. The chicks are then fattened up ready for their first and departing flight in late April when they go off on their annual ritual to warmer cl...

    A great experience to travel through a spectacular area and to see thousands of gannets up close.

  • Napier: Afternoon Wine Tour with Optional Craft Beer Tasting

    2. Napier: Afternoon Wine Tour with Optional Craft Beer Tasting

    Each winery will offer between 4-7 wines for a tasting split between reds and whites. Chardonnay is the dominant white wine variety produced in Hawkes Bay, but lovers of Sauvignon Blanc should not worry, as you'll also be tasting that at Mission Estate. Shiraz and Bordeaux blends are some of the dominant red varieties. The first estate winery you'll visit is Mission Estate, which was established in 1851. The tasting hall and associated restaurant are located in a two-story Victorian mansion that offers magnificent views over the vineyards. Next, visit the French-owned Church Road Winery. Again, this is located in a magnificent building, which has been built to look like an old French barn. They produce a huge number of bottles annually. which are mostly consumed in New Zealand. The next stop is the Urban Winery, located in the National Tobacco building, which is famous for it's art nou...

    Such an amazing activity. Completed for my daughter's 18th birthday. Definitely worth doing. Tour guide Ross was awesome. Thank you to Mission estate(Trevor), Church Road(Mary), Urban wineries(Dominique) and Linden estate (Trevor). You guys made my daughter's day

  • Napier: Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tour

    3. Napier: Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tour

    Mission Estate is one of New Zealand's largest wineries, producing 3,600,000 bottles of wine. You will be offered at least 3 red and 3 white wines throughout this experience, with chardonnay being the leading white wine and Merlot and associate Bordeaux blends the leading reds. The Mission restaurant has a wonderful reputation, and the setting is world class. Your luncheon will be a platter made up of cold meats, cheese, bread, fruit, and a small selection of hot seafood. You will be offered a tasting of 3 local craft beers or 4 local wines at the Urban Winery, and at the conclusion of the tasting a mini tour of the barrel hall will be provided. You will then drive out to the picturesque Esk Valley for the final tasting at Linden Estate. Linden Estate is a boutique winery producing about 60,000 bottles of wine. Linden often has up to 10 wines to taste at once, and this experience offer...

    We absolutely adored the guided tour and would highly recommend. Our group was awesome. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The food (platter) was beautiful and filling which was a nice way to begin our day.

  • Napier: Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

    4. Napier: Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

    Discover the best of Napier's culture and food scene on this full-day tour. Cruise through the world-famous Art Deco City and hear the tragic story of its destruction by earthquake in 1931 and the subsequent rebuilding of the city as the Art Deco Capital of the world. After pickup, visit Bluff Hill Lookout and admire spectacular views of the surrounding area. Later, drive through the historic fishing port of Ahuriri and see the famous National Tobacco Company building. Continue past the breathtaking Art Deco houses in Napier's Marewa suburb before enjoying a wine tasting at New Zealand's oldest working winery. You will also have the opportunity to sample other regional specialties during your tour, such as fine chocolates at the Silky Oak Chocolate Company and manuka honey at the largest beekeeping business in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, watch live bees at work and learn all about th...

  • Hawke's Bay Half-Day Food and Drink Tour by Vintage Car

    5. Hawke's Bay Half-Day Food and Drink Tour by Vintage Car

    Escape the Art Deco city of Napier and embark on a scenic drive through the countryside of the Hawke's Bay Region by vintage car. Recreate a more decadent age for travel as you are chauffeured to some of the best wineries in the area.  Turn heads in your elegant vehicle as you enjoy a private tour tailored for you. See and do what you like, and relax safe in the knowledge that your itinerary was customized especially to suit your interests and desires. Take in the breathtaking views as you drive through the countryside and visit local vineyards to sample fantastic wines, ales and ciders. Indulge your sweet tooth with some freshly made chocolates, and enjoy a platter of the finest local produce available along the way.

  • Napier: Best of Napier Small Group Tour

    6. Napier: Best of Napier Small Group Tour

    Cruise Napier's world-famous Art Deco City as you hear the tragic story of its destruction by earthquake in 1931 and subsequent rebuild of the city, which has become known as the Art Deco capital of the world. Visit the Bluff Hill Lookout and see spectacular views (weather and traffic permitting) and see the Art Deco houses in Napier's Marewa suburb. Cruising through the beautiful open countryside, take in rivers, estuaries, and open farmland. Then, explore the visitor centre at the largest beekeeping business in the Southern Hemisphere and sample New Zealand's unique manuka honey.  Stop at Te Mata Peak for some exceptional scenic views (again, subject to weather and traffic conditions) before exploring Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop, which offers refreshments including local wines and beers, as well as an art gallery, a traditional-style sweet shop, plus a beautiful sculpture garden...

  • Napier: Half-Day Wine & Food Experience

    7. Napier: Half-Day Wine & Food Experience

    You'll savor some of Hawke’s Bay’s internationally acclaimed wine and food on this half-day tour. Relax where art meets science and learn how wine evolves from vine to glass. Explore the country’s oldest winemaking region with a knowledgable guide, and taste award-winning wines from the acclaimed Gimblett Gravels area. Learn about wine and food pairing while indulging in a platter with the finest local produce such as meats, cheese, marinated vegetables, breads, dips, and more.

    A fantastic afternoon . Our guide Detmot was amazing. He had a great local knowledge of Napier and the wine industry.

  • Napier: Full-Day Wine & Food Experience

    8. Napier: Full-Day Wine & Food Experience

    Enjoy an action-packed day highlighting the best Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Start the day at a boutique winery. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Church Road Winery, the Tom McDonald Cellar, and the wine museum. Enjoy lunch with wine at the country’s oldest and grandest winery, the Mission Estate. After lunch, visit a selection of Hawke’s Bay’s small boutique wineries. These wineries are a great contrast to the larger production wineries from the morning. Taste award-winning wines from New Zealand’s most prestigious wine growing district, the Gimblett Gravels. Finish with a gourmet platter at an award-winning winery. Indulge in the finest local produce such as meat, seafood, cheese, marinated vegetables, olives, breads, and dips.

    Gareth was a fantastic host for the day. Sharing local knowledge and being able to recognize and customize the wine tasting to suit our favourite wine tastes. Most enjoyable day and thoroughly worth while. Great choice of Vineyards were visited.

  • Napier and Hawkes Bay Sightseeing Tour

    9. Napier and Hawkes Bay Sightseeing Tour

    After meeting your driver/ guide, take a scenic drive through the rural country roads surrounding Napier. Admire the stunning beauty of this region, with its orchards, market gardens and vineyards, as you learn more about Napier's history with an informative commentary.  As you travel, hear about the early settlers of Napier and the devastation of the 1931 earthquake, with the help of reference photographs to take you back in time. After journeying through the countryside, you will reach Te Mata Peak to take in the breathtaking views, including the snow-capped Mount Ruapehu. Make the most of fantastic photo opportunities before exploring the nearby city of Hastings, famous for its art deco and Spanish mission-style architecture.  On returning to Napier, you will see some of the many original art deco style buildings and drive through a magnificent art deco housing estate. To conclude t...

  • Napier: Private Customizable Tour in a Luxury Vehicle

    10. Napier: Private Customizable Tour in a Luxury Vehicle

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in a luxury vehicle, or meet your guide a central meeting point in Napier if arriving by cruise ship. Meet your guide who will escort you on a customizable tour of the main sights of Napier and the surrounding areas. Choose to see the sights that interest you the most, as your guide provides local insight throughout the tour. Discover Napier's world-famous Art Deco City. Learn of the tragic story of Napier's destruction by earthquake in 1931 and the subsequent rebuild of the city as the Art Deco capital of the world. Choose to visit Visit Bluff Hill Lookout and enjoy the scenic views of the ocean. Included on this tour is a stop for a wine tasting experience at one of two top local wineries. Then, sample some of the finest chocolate at Silky Oak Chocolate Co. Afterward, Explore the visitor center at the largest beekeeping business in the Southe...

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What people are saying about Napier

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Ross' tour was fabulous. A good mix of venues, all the hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. A really good way to get out at try some wines that we wouldn't normally try. My one tip would be - eat a good lunch before you go, and don't plan anything much for the evening after your winery tour.

Such an amazing activity. Completed for my daughter's 18th birthday. Definitely worth doing. Tour guide Ross was awesome. Thank you to Mission estate(Trevor), Church Road(Mary), Urban wineries(Dominique) and Linden estate (Trevor). You guys made my daughter's day

Gareth was a fantastic host for the day. Sharing local knowledge and being able to recognize and customize the wine tasting to suit our favourite wine tastes. Most enjoyable day and thoroughly worth while. Great choice of Vineyards were visited.

We absolutely adored the guided tour and would highly recommend. Our group was awesome. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The food (platter) was beautiful and filling which was a nice way to begin our day.

A fantastic afternoon . Our guide Detmot was amazing. He had a great local knowledge of Napier and the wine industry.