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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd

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We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region...more
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2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not a wine drinker so this tour seemed perfect for me and my husband. Unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations. Transferring to the tour from the ship was very simple and straight forward. Once we arrived, we were divided into 2 vehicles....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up on time in a very clean bus, it was a small tour group of 9 which was perfect. Started off with a tour of Napier, our driver Jim was not only knowledgeable but funny too. he really made the tour a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having booked a long weekend to Napier at the end of October for a bit of a look around, we checked out the wine tours in advance (since that's what they do in Napier) and settled on booking this half day wine & beer tour....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour with john, good knowledge of the local area and good contacts,recommended a tour with johnMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paradise62166079822
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paradise62166079822. Thank you for your fantastic review. I recall you all (as a group) all discussing the tour and saying how great it was, I thank you for taking the time to write your review. Yes, this is why our tours are hugely popular....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maggie was a fabulous guide, giving us a good idea of what life in Napier, past and present was/is like. Her love of the area was very apparent. She has a wealth of knowledge. Booking the tour was super easy and John responded immediately to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim G
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kim G. Thank you for your fantastic review. The tour you took, the Wine, Beer and Art Deco tour is hugely popular with the cruise ship clients not wanting to pay .... as you noted below. I thank you so much for you taking...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

With only a few days in Hawke's Bay, my new fiance and I decided the best way to get around and see a few things was with a tour company. I was skeptical, but we decided to go with it if only for the transport...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul B
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Paul The pleasure was all mine. I am so pleased that you and your fiance enjoyed the tour. John and I have the attitude, that you need to get to feel the Bay, it is much more than just World Class Wines. I (we)...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

My friend and I were the only ones on our tour. John our driver and tour guide met us on time and took us on a Fabulous tour to a few wineries ending up in a brewery tasting some local beers. John was great, super...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NorthStar601529
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi NorthStar601529: Thank you so much for your fantastic Review of your afternoon. Yes, we are always very pleased to receive great reviews like yours.. and try hard to make your day special for you. Thank you again - John

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Half day wine and beer tour, great driver, awesome wines and beer. Knowledgeable staff at the wineries. Definitely value for money. Would recommend highly.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Culture275110
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi Culture275110: Thank you for your review. It is always a privilege to receive fantastic reviews like your review. We pick what we consider the best of the Wineries to enhance your experience. Thank you again. - John

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had Maggie take us on this tour and she was fantastic. Had so much knowledge about local history and had heaps of fun facts. Highly recommend as they've been in the business longer than most in the region.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dylan S
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Dylan S. Thank you for your great review. Yes, we have been operating now for 15 years and still treat each tour as if it were the first. We are really glad that you enjoyed the tour and also the added Art Deco and...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

For the afternoon on our one full day in Napier we opted for this half day winery and beer tour. At the allotted time our driver John arrived to pick us up from our hotel and with only two others in our bus we were...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Peter R
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Peter: Thank you for taking the time to review. It is always great to receive the reviews as this continues to guide us along the way. I am really pleased that we ticked all the boxes on the day for you. We do try...More

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Irving F
10 December 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Irving Have no worries about the timing. We have been taking these tours for 12+ years now, same tour (too popular to change) and the ships arrival times (shore times overall) have not changed for the past 5 years. The... More
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wendykohke
22 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Wendy - thank you for your enquiry Yes, we would start a tour for you based on a couple (2 people). You did not mention which tour. Regardless, if you complete the booking form on the site - I can get you all... More
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Kevin C
20 September 2016|
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Hi Kevin C: Yes, the tours we offer suit these times. This is the normal amount of time for Napier (sadly it is a very short time). We offer 2 tours. In very short form, 1 is a wine and City art deco tour while the other is... More
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