Napier Hawkes Bay Scenic Tour Excursion Reviews

From the unique port town of Napier, cruisers can embark on a Hawkes Bay Scenic Tour to experience some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery and learn the history of the region.
Very interesting to see a downtown that is mostly art deco.
Sail Date: January 2019
Very interesting to see a downtown that is mostly art deco. And to learn this was because 90% of the city was destroyed in 1931 by an earthquake. It was rebuilt in 2 years with the art deco theme. Even many of the homes, both new and ... Read More
Very interesting to see a downtown that is mostly art deco. And to learn this was because 90% of the city was destroyed in 1931 by an earthquake. It was rebuilt in 2 years with the art deco theme. Even many of the homes, both new and old, are built with an art deco look. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
nice tour of local area , wineries , chocolate factories , lookouts etc well worth it
Sail Date: January 2019
nice tour of local area , wineries , chocolate factories , lookouts etc well worth it
nice tour of local area , wineries , chocolate factories , lookouts etc well worth it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour was just awesome.
Sail Date: December 2018
This tour was just awesome. It was well managed and informative.
This tour was just awesome. It was well managed and informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Really enjoyed this 4 hour tour around Hawkes Bay.
Sail Date: December 2018
Really enjoyed this 4 hour tour around Hawkes Bay. Visited a rose garden and went to a fruit market where you could get some fruit and ice cream. Drove around this Art Deco town and learnt a little of its history, then was dropped back ... Read More
Really enjoyed this 4 hour tour around Hawkes Bay. Visited a rose garden and went to a fruit market where you could get some fruit and ice cream. Drove around this Art Deco town and learnt a little of its history, then was dropped back in town where we had the afternoon free. Really liked this little town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Lovely small mini bus tour around Napier and out and about in Hawkes Bay.
Sail Date: January 2018
Lovely small mini bus tour around Napier and out and about in Hawkes Bay. Very informative guide and a nice winery included. Its a really pretty area
Lovely small mini bus tour around Napier and out and about in Hawkes Bay. Very informative guide and a nice winery included. Its a really pretty area Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great 'train' ride, many interesting sights.
Sail Date: January 2018
Great 'train' ride, many interesting sights.
Great 'train' ride, many interesting sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
enjoyed the tour ; value for money.
Sail Date: December 2017
enjoyed the tour ; value for money. Only negative side was that we had to wait 2 hours for a stop. When we reached the park all the other tour buses arrived so there was a mad rush for the toilet then had to wait as there was only 2 ... Read More
enjoyed the tour ; value for money. Only negative side was that we had to wait 2 hours for a stop. When we reached the park all the other tour buses arrived so there was a mad rush for the toilet then had to wait as there was only 2 toilets in the park, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was not too impressed with this.
Sail Date: December 2017
Was not too impressed with this. I thought that the scenary was going to be more spectacular than what they were. The guide was great. But we waited 45 minutes at a toilet stop, where there were only 2 toilets and 3 busses there. So I ... Read More
Was not too impressed with this. I thought that the scenary was going to be more spectacular than what they were. The guide was great. But we waited 45 minutes at a toilet stop, where there were only 2 toilets and 3 busses there. So I think we missed out on a couple of sights? not sure Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Three buses of people stopping in one public park for a 20 min toilet break with only one toilet ...
Sail Date: December 2017
Three buses of people stopping in one public park for a 20 min toilet break with only one toilet per gender. Ridiculous!
Three buses of people stopping in one public park for a 20 min toilet break with only one toilet per gender. Ridiculous! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
good sheep shearing demonstration
Sail Date: December 2017
good sheep shearing demonstration
good sheep shearing demonstration Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We booked this tour as we got off the ship.
Sail Date: February 2017
We booked this tour as we got off the ship. A quick short introduction to Napier. We were then able to take a walk through the town where we saw the Art Deco influence.
We booked this tour as we got off the ship. A quick short introduction to Napier. We were then able to take a walk through the town where we saw the Art Deco influence. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
John was our tour guide.
Sail Date: January 2017
John was our tour guide. We were the only ones booked so we got a private tour. We booked the "Napier Whirlwind Tour". This tour took us all around Napier, to a scenic overlook and to the Mission winery. For a small extra ... Read More
John was our tour guide. We were the only ones booked so we got a private tour. We booked the "Napier Whirlwind Tour". This tour took us all around Napier, to a scenic overlook and to the Mission winery. For a small extra charge, we got to do a wine tasting of 6 different wines. Very nice 1/2 day tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Ponant
It looks like an old steam engine train pulling classic style pullman cars.
Sail Date: November 2016
It looks like an old steam engine train pulling classic style pullman cars. It's an interesting tour and narration around the art deco buildings in town.
It looks like an old steam engine train pulling classic style pullman cars. It's an interesting tour and narration around the art deco buildings in town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours was a wine tasting and Art Deco city tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours was a wine tasting and Art Deco city tour. We loved it. There were only 6 in our group.
Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours was a wine tasting and Art Deco city tour. We loved it. There were only 6 in our group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We were there on Easter Friday when most shops & all other attractions (e.g.
Sail Date: March 2015
We were there on Easter Friday when most shops & all other attractions (e.g. Mission Hill winery) were closed. Enjoyed scenery of Hawke's Bay very much. Excursion included stop at Te Mata for absolutely beautiful views of Bay ... Read More
We were there on Easter Friday when most shops & all other attractions (e.g. Mission Hill winery) were closed. Enjoyed scenery of Hawke's Bay very much. Excursion included stop at Te Mata for absolutely beautiful views of Bay of Plenty and the region. Art deco buildings of Napier were really cool and would have liked to have had more time to look around. Tour did not provide for enough time in Napier itself. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great way to see the countryside.
Sail Date: January 2014
Great way to see the countryside. Te mata peak has spectacular views. Great honey tasting, best strawberries i have ever tasted, some nice chocolate as well and very affordable price as my budget didn't allow for cruise ship ... Read More
Great way to see the countryside. Te mata peak has spectacular views. Great honey tasting, best strawberries i have ever tasted, some nice chocolate as well and very affordable price as my budget didn't allow for cruise ship OVERPRICED shore tours Read Less
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