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Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Discover Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour

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Napier, New Zealand

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icon4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • See Hawke's Bay rural landscape and urban architecture
  • Pre-book a shore excursion to save time
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup and drop-off at an easy-to-reach shuttle stop
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Local guide
Live commentary on board
Transport by air-conditioned minivan or small coach (20 seats)
Bottled water
Fruit
Small souvenir
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Air-conditioned vehicle
Any other private purchases on the day not outlined in the itinerary

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour starts at the FINAL SHUTTLE STOP on the day. Generally this is the Napier Aquarium and on occasion (generally smaller ships) it maybe the Visitor Centre. We will always be at the FINAL SHUTTLE STOP for you.

Ports

  • Napier


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels maybe accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark; Please advise at time of booking. Subject to storage space
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Discover Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Discover Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Discover Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Discover Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Discover Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Shore Excursion: 4-Hour Discover Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Very small, uncomfortable seats on the bus for tall folks!" See review
  • "Option to drop you off at numerous locations in the city upon completion of the tour was really appreciated.." See review
  • "It would have been nice to include a stop for a break." See review

Reviews

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47 Reviews
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star-5
A very attentive and knowledgeable guide and driver
Antoinette_M
, Mar 2020
A wonderful experience in a beautiful country. We were driven to the most interesting places. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Antoine: Thank you for taking time to review your Napier Shore Excursion, the Discover Hawkes Bay Tour. Yes, I actually love that tour myself. I have been taking that same route for 15 years and it is still my favourite route in the area. "Absolutely" the best overview tour of the area in the short time you have ashore here in Napier. Thank you again .. John
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star-5
Very Good.
Wing_L
, Feb 2020
The driver/guide Mike was excellent. There was some time after the tour for us to walk around Napier a bit.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Wing L: Thank you for your great review of your Napier shore excursion, the Discover Hawkes Bay Tour. Mike has been a valued part of our team for many years.. Thanks again for your review it is appreciated. - John
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star-5
Excellent
aniljdes
, Jan 2020
Excellent guide, flexibility, information, friendliness. An excellent customer experience in every aspect. Highly recommended to internet browsers to find a shore excursion
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi Aniljdes: Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review of your tour. These are much appreciated. We do pride ourselves on the hundreds of fantastic reviews like yours that we receive and thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts for others. - Thank you again, John
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star-5
Fantastic holiday experience
Happiness274218
, Jan 2020
We had fantastic half day experience. The driver took us around hawks bay we did over 100km and could see the beautiful scenery of NZ. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi Happin: Thank you for your great review of your shore excursion tour. We are extremely proud of our tours and love the feedback to confirm we are meeting our clients expectations - John
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star-5
Mike was great!
Mobile698456
, Dec 2018
Mike was great fun and a great singer too! Nice to spend time with someone with real local insight. We sat in front and had great conversation, questions, and answers about the wide variety of areas, towns, and sights on this tour. Highly recommended. Really liked the trip to the top of the mountain park!
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star-1
Most BORING tour I’ve ever taken
NorthStar57334200994
, Dec 2018
We could not wait til it was over so we could do something worthwhile...we always like to learn something new about the place we are visiting...learned absolutely nothing...I could have given a more colorful tour...here is a sheep ..there’s a sheep...oh usually there are deer here ...not today...went the Hawke’s Bay tour....boring....when people asked questions the driver did not answer...I give it 1 star as we did drive down a street of Art Deco houses....forgot souvenir til we mentioned it...the bus needs to have glass ceiling as he mentioned ziggaret roof lines at last second but we couldn’t see them from the van...we were never let out of van to see things except at top of hill when it was raining and wind blowing...or for a rest room break....when it was over he did not help people from van even though 1 woman had a cane....
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star-5
Nice tour of Hawkes Bay and...
Kathy E
, May 2018
Nice tour of Hawkes Bay and Napier. We still had plenty of time to explore Napier on our own. Option to drop you off at numerous locations in the city upon completion of the tour was really appreciated..
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi Kathy E: thank you for taking the time to write your great review of our services. Wee have been taking these tours for many years and we think we have a great understanding of what is expected of us. Yes, it is your day here in our City so we try to offer you the very best suggestions to see the finer points of the City when the tour is completed. I am really pleased the tour meet your expectations on the day. - John
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star-2
We were on a cruise and the schedule...
bstevens
, Apr 2018
We were on a cruise and the schedule changed due to the weather and sea conditions. The tour company were aware and were very good at rearranging the shore excursion. Napier was a pretty art-deco town with lots of great building and history. Our guide was very knowledgeable, however, he was not the most upbeat of guides and didn't actually introduce himself to us at any stage. There were only about 10 people on the bus but there was no 'buzz'. He was able to tell us a lot of the history of the area despite being from England and he obviously had a passion for architecture, however, the mini-bus we travelled in was not suitable for the tour. Almost everything the guide described as we went around the town required us to be able to look upwards but the restricted view in the vehicle meant we could not see half of what was being described. The only part of the tour that we really enjoyed was the visit to Te Mata Peak, stunning views.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi Bstevens: Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. I fully understand your comments about looking up from a van... any van or coach. Apart from an open top vehicle, really nothing else compares. This is why you have the fully explanation of Art Deco and we encourage you all to depart in the City and walk about 100 metres back to the shuttle to get those fantastic photos that you only get from outside a vehicle. As Napier is always the shortest shore visit on any ship arrival, we do the very best we can to show you the most we can on the day. Again, I thank you for your comments. - John
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star-5
The tour went without a snag. Very...
mcapuya
, Apr 2018
The tour went without a snag. Very knowledgeable tour guide/driver.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi Mcapuya: thank you for your brief comments..often less is more, and I thank you. - Regards John
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star-5
Great informative triip, very good...
William C
, Mar 2018
Great informative triip, very good value for money
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi William C: thank you for taking the time to write a great review. Thank you - John
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