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Napier and Hawkes Bay Sightseeing Tour

3.9 / 5

7 reviews

Napier and Hawkes Bay Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 74.71 per person

Explore Napier and Hastings in Hawkes Bay with this informative and fascinating guided tour. Travel through stunning countryside, admire beautiful views from Te Mata Peak and learn about the unique history of this region from your expert local guide.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Explore Napier and Hastings in Hawkes Bay
  • Discover more about the region with an informative guided tour
  • Enjoy strunning views from Te Mata Peak
  • Benefit from complimentary pick-up and drop off from your cruise ship
Full description
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 the day, you will tour the main shopping center of Napier and, time permitting, have the chance to walk the main street with its great photo opportunities.
  • Fully guided tour with interesting, entertaining and informative commentary
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet outside Napier Aquarium, Napier, New Zealand

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  • New Zealand weather can be very changeable throughout the year - please bring warm clothing that you can leave in the tour vehicle if not required
  • All tours are designed to meet the cruise ship's arrival and departure times, but if you are not returned to your ship prior to its departure, the local operator guarantees to get you to the next port of call
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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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.

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February 7, 2019

Interesting ride

Although our ship arrived earlier, we were able to complete the booked tour. We took one of the first shuttles to the aquarium and met about 1 hour. before the actual start at the meeting point. The organizers were informed about the earlier times and made sure that the tours started prematurely. We drove up into the mountains, where we arrived in the fog. It was very interesting to see how fast the view changed. Just a great view of the landscape and the next moment everything disappeared in the fog. Back in the city a lot of Art Deco houses were shown and explained to us. This was interesting, but unfortunately the explanations became too exhausting in the long run. Overall, for my taste on the tour too much talked, there was hardly an opportunity to enjoy the scenery or to process the said. That's why one star less.

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November 20, 2018


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.

January 24, 2019

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