Biking is a great way to visit wineries and explore Hawke’s Bay. With this tour, explore more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) of scenic, bike-friendly paths at your own pace, stopping at some of the region’s finest wine producers along the way. Opt for an available wine purchase pick-up service, so you won’t have to lug bottles around on a bicycle.
Come & join Raft Fish NZ for a truly unique experience on the stunning Mohaka river. It is home to rainbow & brown trout which can reach up to 10lb or more. Adventures last between half day, full day or multi day expeditions, camping beside the river for the keen or at base for those that like comforts. Your guide will be on hand throughout the journey providing interesting commentary & of course their fishing tips on how to land a big one! For the more adventurous there's also exciting grade 3 rapids. Family packages are a speciality, no rafting or fishing experience required. We are Maritime NZ audited & certified. Rest assured safety is our number one priority, so join us for a unique adventure away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, come & be surrounded by awe inspiring scenery.
Minimum two people
This self-guided cycling tour is a great introduction to Hawke’s Bay—New Zealand’s surf-heavy, wine-friendly western North Island coast. It’s a 25-mile (40-kilometer) loop trail that starts at the historic port area of Ahuriri and passes Napier’s Art Deco buildings, inland riverbanks, pretty countryside, wineries, and a wildlife reserve.
Drive around the sunny Hawkes Bay and get a taste of the region’s well-regarded wines on this small group tour. There’s no need to choose a sober driver – get chauffeured around a handful of Hawkes Bay wineries on this tour, leaving you free to sample as many wines as you want. Learn how to translate winemaking jargon from your guide and enjoy wine-tasting like a professional. Beat the heat as you drive between wineries in an air-conditioned minivan.
Fine-tune your appreciation of New Zealand wine on this afternoon tour of the Hawkes Valley wine region from Napier. Enjoy tours and tastings at several vineyards including New Zealand's oldest winery. After strolling the vineyards of the Linden Estate, end the day with wine, cheese and a panoramic view over Hawkes Bay.
Discover Napier’s striking Art Deco architecture on this city tour. Admire the beautiful buildings of the Ahuriri and Marewa districts; see Art Deco landmarks such as the National Tobacco Building; and learn more about the distinctive design style. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Hop on a complimentary shuttle from the cruise terminal when your ship pulls into port, and meet your guide at Napier Aquarium for a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the CBD and surroundings. This guided shore excursion includes highlights such as the sailing yachts at Ahuriri Marina, the orchards of the scenic Esk Valley, and panoramic views of Hawke’s Bay from Seafield Farm and Bluff Hill. Tour the National Tobacco Company Building and enjoy tastings at Silky Oak Chocolates.
Take a break from sightseeing and escape the city crowds on this small-group tour around a handful of Hawkes Bay wineries. Instead of going into each tasting blind and struggling through the jargon, get guidance and recommendations from your guide so you can get the most out of your day. You don’t need to worry about drawing the short straw and being your group’s sober driver, either—instead, get around Hawkes Bay in an air-conditioned minivan driven by your guide.
Take the opportunity to combine the best of Hawke’s Bay’s scenic beauty with a taste of its famous wine country and top it off with a delicious lunch at one of the region’s finest winery restaurants.
For this morning adventure,1st stop - Te Mata Peak. The summit provides stunning 360-degree views across Hawke’s Bay and in the morning, with the sun behind us, we can usually see all the way west to Mt Ruapehu, the North Island’s highest mountain. Bring a camera because the views are incredible!
From the Peak, we head to 2 premium wineries where you’ll taste some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines. Between wineries, we’ll take you across the fertile Heretaunga Plain, the district known around the country as ‘The Fruit Bowl of New Zealand’. Picturesque orchard, vineyard and rolling farm country will be our backdrop before we arrive for lunch at one of the region’s finest winery restaurants.
Our most popular tour. This scenic tour will take you out of Napier following the coastline before heading inland to follow the beautiful Tukituki River with stunning views across the valley and the Havelock North hills to Te Mata Peak.
You will then cross the river, heading past Craggy Range winery and into Havelock North before starting the exhilarating climb, almost 400m, to the top of the Peak with spectacular, 360-degree panoramic views of Hawkes Bay and on a clear day as far as the volcanic Ruapehu!
Climbing a mountain on a V8 trike can be an experience to remember, great for celebrating birthdays or that special occasion.
Please note that this tour is not available to cruise passengers.
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.
Enjoy a 2-hour guided electric bike tour of Napier City and its surroundings, like the locals do - on two wheels! On your electric bike beside your guide, you will discover this beautiful area. You will learn about the history, the culture and the wildlife of Napier. Participants MUST be competent cyclists.
Visit three wineries and a beloved local ale house on a half-day tour that’s all about Napier wine and beer. Taste wines at each destination, from the country’s oldest winery to a boutique winery, learn about wine-making techniques on a comprehensive tour, then visit a wine museum built into underground wine fermentation tanks. The small-group tour wraps up with three glasses of cider or beer at an ale house in Napier’s historic center, and it includes round-trip transportation from the city center.
Join a small group tour (max 20 on the day) and discover Art Deco Napier and Hastings Cities in detail and the greater Hawkes Bay region.
Napier is world famous as the “Art Deco Capital of the World”. You will discover much of the very popular Art Deco in and around this fantastic City and Suburbs including Hastings City. Opportunities to walk amongst these magnificent period buildings, often referred to as looking like a "Movie set"..
Take the free Shuttle from the ship upon arrival to Napier, join fellow pre-booked passengers for this memorable 4 hour Napier Shore Excursion. You will learn what Art Deco is and discover in detail, the Art Deco suburbs in the "Art Deco Capital of the World", while learning about the huge Earthquake that shaped this City.
Many photo stops on the day, enjoy fantastic vistas across the Hawkes Bay from Te mata Peak.
Seats are strictly limited and only available as pre-booked. NO sales on the day.
A tour to remember for a very long time.
Enjoy a 2-hour guided bike tour of Napier City and its surrounds,
you will discover this beautiful area, the architectural heritage, art, culture and wildlife of Napier. Participants MUST be competent cyclists.
Deco City Discoverer Napier Tour treats you to the Best Views and highlights of Napier City and surrounding areas traveling along the coast through the countryside and around the Art Deco Capital of the World.
Fours stops along the way to explore the Celestial Star Compass, Silky Oak Chocolate Company, the historic Mission Estate and the National Tobacco building (photo stop)
Our Art Deco bus is very unique, large windows to see all the great views, spacious & comfortable interior and a rear viewing deck for that extra good photo or to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
Our experienced drivers are locals full of interesting information and stories about our beautiful home Napier
Start your day with an easygoing walking tour around Napier’s Art Deco Quarter. Visit some of Napier’s iconic art deco buildings and hear from your guide about the people and events that shaped them. If you’ve just arrived in Napier, this is a great opportunity to get your bearings and see a different side of the city’s distinct architecture.
We are unique in that we offer this beautiful trip into our back yard with history from guides with over 30 years experience on the river and stories from maori elders going back 33 generations (or so).
All trips get clients back onto the cruiseships well before departure.
Travel with a small group to four separate wineries in Napier. This 6-hour tour introduces you to a range of varietals including a glass of wine and chef's platter lunch at the Mission Estate Winery, followed by Church Road, Esk Valley, and Linden. Finish with wine, cheese, and crackers at an exclusive viewing platform overlooking Hawke's Bay.
The Hawke's Bay wine region produces some of New Zealand’s most renowned wines, but it is also becoming known for its beers and ciders. This half-day tour lets you sample all three—visit New Zealand’s oldest winery and a boutique winery, sample a selection of red and white wines during guided tastings, then visit an ale house and cider house where you can taste the many different varieties.
Visit unique NZ bush environment away from the hordes on the Great Walks or Tongariro Crossing. Visit true kiwi hot pools with your knowledgeable guide. Very likely to see rare blue duck (whio) on Mohaka River (which is a leading brown and rainbow trout catchment).
Learn about pest eradication and bush management with optional practical involvement.
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Cycle through the countryside as the sun sets over the Hawke’s Bay on this tranquil small-group tour that takes you out of the stuffy tour buses and cramped minivans. Stop by a local winery and sample the fruits of their labor; get remarkable twilight photos of the native birds and sprawling scenery at the Ahuriri Estuary; and top off the night with a beer or wine in the charming suburb of Ahuriri, nestled in the crook of the Port of Napier.
Discover Napier by vintage car on a private tour that’s customized to your schedule and interests. With a personal driver to greet you after you step off the shuttle, you’ll trade a generic group itinerary for a tour that explores the things that interest you: see Art Deco landmarks, sip local vintages at New Zealand’s oldest winery, check out classic cars, and taste local chocolates before returning to your boat.
An enjoyable light-hearted introduction to Art Deco Napier.
This one hour tour is a great chance to experience the splendour of travelling in a beautifully restored vintage car. Sit back and imagine you are being driven through Napier in its heyday of the 1930's, with it's immaculately maintained buildings and your chauffeur dressed in their Art Deco finery.
Learn about Napier's remarkable history of devastation and rebirth; the earthquake that shaped the city we live in today and the stories of the people who make it such an interesting little city to visit.
Our guides are passionate about what they do and have free rein to design their own tours so that you get the very best of them. There is also limited flexibility, meaning that if you wish to visit a certain area or wish to stop somewhere to take photos then you simply ask your chauffeur.
The time is yours, and should you wish to extend then that can usually be arranged.