Napier
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  • Napier: Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

    1. 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...

  • Napier and Hawkes Bay Sightseeing Tour

    2. 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: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

    3. Napier: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

    After meeting with your local guide at the Napier Aquarium on Marine Parade, your guided shore excursion will begin. Throughout your tour, you will view Napier's Art-Deco city center from a high-roof, tall and windowed mini bus. You will first stop and photograph your ship from the Bluff Hill lookout, before viewing the 14 square kilometers of land reclaimed after the 1931 earthquake from the terrace of your guide's house. You will then visit the Grand Mission complex, which was established in 1851. Afterwards, there will be time to buy chocolates at Silky Oak Chocolates, before you view the historic and picturesque Esk Valley Memorial Church. You will then take in the grand panorama from the top of the Seafield Farms private road, before finally enjoying a complimentary cheese board with a glass of wine amongst the vines at your guide's private vineyard venue. Your tour will then conc...

    Ross created a great tour combining a few local attractions and some personal spots of his. The wine and cheese at the end was great. I wish we had more time in port

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Very nice tour up to the Te Mata up and through Hastings and Napier. A lot of explanations, by Mike our driver, who also delivered 2 vocals (one in Maori language). Informative and entertaining. The feared late arrival at the shuttle was not a problem for Mike, who even dropped us off in time for a little tour of the city, so we had no time problem with the return to the ship.

Ross picked us up punctually at the aquarium and provided good preamble to the excursion. Visited Art Deco buildings, special old rural church, wineries (not Gor tastings) chocolate factory and special was the property on top of mountain with fabulous views. Then down to the vineyard where Ross provided cheese and cr@ckers and a glass of Sav Blanc. Great experience.

Interesting

All in all a nice and interesting tour thanks to Mike, who also entertained us with his vocal performances. However, the tour took only 3.5 hours instead of 5.5 hours. Very sad.

Ross created a great tour combining a few local attractions and some personal spots of his. The wine and cheese at the end was great. I wish we had more time in port

Nice but I would have liked to spend more time in front of the art deco buildings than in the mission to taste wine.