Hawkes Bay Scenic Tour
Hawkes Bay Scenic Tour
This tour features some of the best scenery in New Zealand as you drive through mixed farming country. Enjoy sights of sheep, cattle and deer farming, as well as orchards, vineyards, market gardens and much more while on your journey.
Hawkes Bay is noted as the Gourmet Food and Wine region of New Zealand. It is the second largest and oldest wine producing region, producing mainly Bordeaux style wines. You will drive through the most scenic parts of this land on some of the most picturesque roads in New Zealand. Eventually, you will reach Te Mata Peak--the highest peak in the area. This famous location boasts some of the most breathtaking views of the Heretaunga Plains and Hawke's Bay. Your vehicle will take you to a photo stop, located almost towards the top of the peak, where you will be able to take in the majestic view and snap some pictures as we traverse the scenic Hawkes Bay roads.
The tour continues with an informative drive through the main streets of Hastings City. You will hear some of the stories behind New Zealand's largest natural disaster, the 1931 Napier (Hawkes Bay) earthquake, and why the cities of Hastings and Napier were rebuilt in the popular styles of yesteryear.
From Hastings, the tour takes a scenic drive back to Napier to soak up the Art Deco style in and around Napier. You will enjoy a drive through a mostly 1930's Art Deco housing estate. The tour then drives through the Art Deco Capital of the world, Napier City. Here you will see all the world famous Art Deco buildings first hand.
At the conclusion of the tour, you will have the option to do some shopping or just walk the main streets in the central city with your camera before returning to your shuttle. You will also receive a small souvenir to remember your time spent in Napier.
Reviewer: Philip Lam
It was a nice tour. Tour guide was good and very caring. However, the meeting point will be sometime difficult to client. Because it is very hard for the customer to get into the first bus to leave the cruise ship.
Reviewer: mary m bahry
great tour, wonderful guide dont miss it
Reviewer: Sue O'Loughlin
Excellent driver and guide, who could also entertain us with Maori songs! Clean and comfortable minibus.
Reviewer: Kerstin Egborg Rogers
Another great tour. Good guide and good driver. We received a lot of valuable information. New Zealand is such a beautiful country. Amazed how fast they drive on theses narrow, winding roads.
Reviewer: MARIEFRANCE URRUTY
This was my favourite tour. Olly the guide was just wonderful and knew SO MUCH about his subject. He was truly amazing! It was just great to be so close to nature and to walk so close to the sea lions...