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Shore Excursion Half-Day Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour

  • See Hawke's Bay rural landscape and urban architecture
  • Pre-book a shore excursion to save time
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
Shore Excursion Half-Day Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour
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Shore Excursion Half-Day Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour
USD 67.47
Discover the rural beauty of Hawkes Bay and Napier’s Art Deco architecture on a half-day shore excursion from Napier. You’ll see a scenic landscape of orchards, vineyards, and pasture, and enjoy dramatic views of Te Mata Peak. Next, step back in time in Napier’s historic neighborhoods, where you’ll see perfectly-preserved Art Deco architecture that dates back to the 1930s and 1940s. With all transport by climate-controlled coach or minivan, this Napier shore excursion is the perfect introduction to the Hawke’s Bay region.
What to Expect
Your shore excursion will begin at approximately 7:30am (or 30-minutes after your ships arrival). This tour is only for pre-booked passengers, meaning you won’t be waiting around for seats to fill ensuring you a stress-free and non-rushed experience!

The first portion of the tour will allow you to see all the best the Hawkes Bay region has to offer. Drive through stunning scenery of farmland and wide open spaces full of green pastures. See it all from Sheep, Cattle and Deer farming to Orchards, Vineyards, Te Mata Peak and much more! Stop at regular intervals to take photos.

After completing the first rural portion of this tour, you will discover in detail Napier's world famous Art Deco City and Suburbs, including a lovingly kept 1930's - 1940's Art Deco suburb.
Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 16 March 2018
Beautiful scenery, informative, fun, best value for money and time

We joined John recently on this tour after visiting several other NZ cities in a similar fashion via shore excursions - this was the best tour by far for the following reasons: John was flexible when our ship changed our original plans and then adjusted...More

1  Thank Grace P
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Grace P: Fantastic review... thank you !. As you will know, Maggie and I have operated this tour for 13 years now and we wouldn't change a thing. We continually receive fantastic reviews like your review and this makes us so proud of what...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile
Best Tour by a mile!

We were on a cruise round New Zealand. We mainly did excursions organised via the cruise ship but we decided to go with an independent company. I’m so glad we did. This tour was excellent. Much better than any of the ones we did via...More

Thank nicklehorse
John H, Maggie H at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Nicklehorse Thank you for your kind words, I thoroughly enjoyed your company and it's people like you that make it fun and enjoyable. Glad you have left with happy memories of a wonderful little city that has so much to offer. What a shame...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile
Shore excursion

We decided to book this tour in the UK before our cruise. As looking at the ships tours this was good value for money we were not disappointed. A small bus excellent driver in John and very enjoyable we certainly learnt the history of the...More

Thank MervDrew
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi MervDrew: Thank you for your great review.. they are always appreciated. The tour you choose in my opinion, is the most popular pre-booked tour in Napier on any given ship day (for many years) and we are proud to state this. Yes, the fantastic...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017
I do not recommend this tour

Three of us in my family took this tour and we all agree that it was poor. The driver tried to be nice but after a while we got sick of his sexist jokes. He also had the nerve to use the first 40 minutes...More

8  Thank Veganesthetist
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Veganesthetist: I am not sure how to reply to your comments.. It is as though your were on another tour. Yes, we stop for 10 - 15 minutes (MAX) to show people what Art Deco is, (why take a tour if you don't understand...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile
Nice tour!

Very good historical and plantation sceneries. The driver is very knowledgeable. It is nice of him to give us water and very delicious apples.

Thank Christine C
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Christine C. Thank you for your review. Yes, what is better after a couple of hours of touring than some lovely New Zealand water and local fruit.. ? I am pleased you enjoyed your Shore Excursion with us. Thank you - John

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Response from MervDrew | Reviewed this property |
I booked from the UK very good the tour started from the Aquarium.