Hawke’s Bay Tours

Napier Tours  :: Hastings  ::  Havelock North  :: Waipukurau

The perfect year-round holiday destination, Hawke’s Bay is a favourite with kiwis and overseas visitors alike. The fascinating town of Napier rebuilt in the 1930’s following a devastating earthquake (7.8 on the Richter Scale) is famous for its unique Art Deco buildings. Wine lovers will find the local food and wine trails world class. Cape Kidnappers and Ocean Beach Wildlife Reserve is one of the largest wildlife restoration projects in New Zealand.

Craggy Range Hawkes Bay Region, photo credit: Graeme Murray

 

Experience Hawke’s Bay Region

  • Long hot summers and mild sunny winters
  • New Zealand’s oldest wine region
  • 35 Nature walks
  • Art Deco architecture
  • Longest place name in the world
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You´ll ❤️ these great things to see & do…

  • Tee off at Cape Kidnappers Golf Course – ranked in the world’s top 50
  • Climb Te Mata peak and paraglide over the stunning views
  • Explore the world’s largest gannet colony
  • Walk the Lake Waikaremoana Track
  • Relax at any of the local vineyards and wineries

 

Hawke’s Bay is an easy drive from the North. Travel the Thermal Explorer Highway through Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo and the Ruapehu district to reach the seaside town of Napier, or travel the Pacific Coast Highway through the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and East Cape, entering Hawke’s Bay at its most northern point along the Mahia Peninsula and through the town of Wairoa. The Classic New Zealand Wine
Trail stretches more than 300km through the Hawke’s Bay right down to Marlborough in the South Island.

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Hawke’s Bay is a place that’s perfect for a vacation and appeals to the child in every adult. The beautiful scenery and pleasant climate make it an unforgettable experience. The region is famous for its fine dining, graded wines, and family-friendly activities. Hawke’s Bay is also home to a thriving arts community that has kept the area’s rich cultural heritage alive.

The wildlife in Hawke’s Bay is as unique as its flora and fauna, and the architecture is a wonder to behold. The tourism boom in Hawke’s Bay owes much to the presence of top-quality lodging options and restaurants that offer fine dining. Hawke’s Bay is a wine country in itself, where you can soak up the sun on warm, sunny days while sipping on award-winning blends. The locals are known for their hospitality, and the scenery is breathtaking.

Hawke’s Bay is recognized as one of the Art Deco cities in the world, boasting Spanish Mission-style architecture. The museums, galleries, and local Maori legends will keep you entertained and mesmerized for hours. There are artistic workshops and great packages available that combine sightseeing, bed-and-breakfast, and access to in-house facilities free of cost.

The region is home to over 40 wineries, making it one of the leading food and wine destinations in New Zealand. Hawke’s Bay has a diverse landscape that allows you to become one with the environment and native species anytime, anywhere.

The Best Tours & Day Trips from/in Hawke’s Bay

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Art Deco Guided Walk

[wonderplugin_gallery id="81"]   "a small New Zealand town that seems sometimes fictional" Art Deco Guided Walk (morning or afternoon walk): Far from the world's great population centres and from the European and American cities where 20th Century design evolved lies a small city that is unique. Napier, New Zealand, was rebuilt in the early 1930s following a massive Richter 7.8 Earthquake. Subsequent fires destroyed most of its commercial heart. By the end of the decade, Napier was the newest city on the globe. Nowhere else can you see such a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all Art Deco, the style of the 20th Century - in such a concentrated area. And Napier's Art Deco is unique, with Maori motifs and the buildings of Louis Hay, admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright. Enhanced by palms and the angular Norfolk Island pines which are its trademark, and bounded by fertile fruit and grape....
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Bay Tours Estate Afternoon Wine Tour

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Hawke’s Bay is know as “Wine Country”, so why not let us take the hassle out of driving around the wineries, and join one of our expert tours. We pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation within the greater Napier, Hastings and Havelock North areas. A wine tour will typically include a food tasting to set the palate for the wine tasting. This could include Silky Oak Chocolates, tasting award-winning cheeses at Hohepa Cheeses, or sampling the range of olive oils and accompaniments at Telegraph Hill Olivery. Then, on to the wineries, where you will typically sample four to six wines (red and white), along with commentary about each wine from the cellar door hosts. The tour will visit three or four wineries. Visit 3-4 Wineries & tastings Visit 1 specialty food outlet Enjoy a complimentary cheeseboard Afternoon - 1pm to 5pm....
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Bay Tours Estate Full Day Wine Tour

 

Hawke’s Bay is know as “Wine Country”, so why not let us take the hassle out of driving around the wineries, and join one of our expert tours. We pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation within the greater Napier, Hastings and Havelock North areas. A wine tour will typically include a food tasting to set the palate for the wine tasting. This could include Silky Oak Chocolates, tasting award-winning cheeses at Hohepa Cheeses, or sampling the range of olive oils and accompaniments at Telegraph Hill Olivery. Then, on to the wineries, where you will typically sample four to six wines (red and white), along with commentary about each wine from the cellar door hosts. The full day tour blends the morning and afternoon tours, and provides a great day out touring the Hawke’s Bay countryside and sampling the finest wines on offer. Full day - 10am to 5pm....
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