Napier Cruise Visitors

Hello and welcome to Napier – Art Deco jewel at the centre of New Zealand’s oldest wine region.

Napier is the old provincial capital of Hawke’s Bay. The region has, for a long time, been a summer playground of Kiwis and is known around the country as ‘The Fruitbowl Of New Zealand’.

During your Napier port-of-call, can we suggest, perhaps, a scenic escape into the beautiful orchard and vineyard countryside with views from the top of legendary Te Mata Peak or a shorter guided tour around the elegant and historic town of Napier itself. Maybe even a jaw-dropping sightseeing flight across the whole region is just what you want.

If you’d like a more personalised encounter with our stunning region, we can arrange private tours in one of our luxury BMW, Mercedes or Chrysler vehicles.

Whatever your preferences, we’ve got the ideal plan for you to make the most of your day ashore in Napier.

All pricing is quoted and charged in New Zealand Dollars.

PLEASE NOTE:

Cruise ship arrivals in Napier often vary, so we’re unable to set tour departure times until the ships’ arrival. Most of our tours depart within 2 hours of the first ships shuttle arriving at the Napier Visitor Information Centre. So once your ship has tied up, take an early FREE shuttle from your ship to the Information Centre. There you’ll find us on the forecourt. Simply look for the display for the tour you’ve purchased and come and introduce yourself to our friendly staff. We’ll then confirm your tours’ departure and return time. It couldn’t be simpler!

2 Hours

Price quoted per person – Minimum 2 people

  • Travel in exclusive luxury limousine comfort
  • Get up close to the stunning Art Deco architecture of Napier
  • Follow beautiful Marine Parade into the lovely Hawke’s Bay countryside
  • Take in scenic vistas through beautiful farming, orchard and vineyard country
  • Enjoy breathtaking views in every direction on a 30 minute scenic flight taking in Te Mata Peak, Cape Kidnappers, Marine Parade, Napier City & Gimblett Gravels vineyards

3 Hours

  • A guided tour of Napier’s Art Deco architectural heritage
  • Take the coast road south to view the cliffs towards Cape Kidnappers
  • Enjoy views of the stunning Tukituki River valley and the Craggy Range
  • Sample the huge range at Arataki Honey including NZ’s world famous Manuka honey
  • Marvel at the breath-taking 360 degree views from Te Mata Peak
  • Tour through the beautiful village of Havelock North and Spanish Mission Hastings City
  • Travel through orchard and vineyard areas
  • Taste the fresh produce of Hawke’s Bay direct from the orchards
  • Try some chocolate at a boutique producer nestled in the countryside
  • Return via the historic fishing village of Ahuriri

2 Hours

  • A guided look at Napier’s history and Art Deco architecture
  • Check out the chic former fishing village of Ahuriri – Napiers’ first settlement
  • Enjoy the beauty and vistas of historic Mission Estate winery – NZs oldest
  • Visit a boutique local chocolate producer
  • Travel through vineyard and orchard country
  • Take in coastal views across the bay towards Cape Kidnappers
  • Have an encounter with NZ’s rare iconic national symbol – the flightless Kiwi bird
  • View the Little Blue Penguins at the National Aquarium of NZ

3 Hours

  • Learn about the devastating earthquake responsible for Napier’s Art Deco beauty
  • Enjoy stunning vistas as you head south into the Hawke’s Bay countryside
  • Sample some premium Hawke’s Bay wine at a boutique producer cellar door
  • Take in the amazing ‘all-around’ views from the top of 399m Te Mata Peak
  • See the sights as you travel through historic Spanish Mission style Hastings
  • Taste the fresh produce of Hawke’s Bay direct from the orchards
  • Visit and sample at a boutique chocolate producer amidst the vineyards
  • Return to town via historic Ahuriri – the first part of Napier settled

Please note: The Black Rose Limousine interior is laid out in leather sofa style seating that runs the length of the vehicle.

Wellington Cruise Visitors

During your stay in Wellington – the coolest little capital in the World – let us show you around.

Native Wellingtonians will give you the inside word on THEIR Wellington on this 5.5 hour guided tour of New Zealand’s capital city.

 

5.5 Hours     10.00am – 3.30pm

  • You’ll be collected shipside so there’s no frantic rush to get into town
  • Spend time at New Zealand’s National Museum – Te Papa
  • Enjoy the views of Wellington’s renowned waterfront and harbour
  • Visit special effects wizards Weta Workshop where movies like Lord Of The Rings and Avatar were made
  • Take in the stunning views of Wellington City and harbour from Mt Victoria
  • Experience Wellington’s rugged south coast with views across Cook Strait to the South Island
  • Ride through the business and shopping district to the famous Cable Car
  • Take the Cable Car (tariff included) up to Kelburn for further amazing views
  • View the grandeur of Parliament and Victoria Law School buildings
  • Be amazed at the beauty of Old St Pauls church with its neo-gothic interior
  • At the tour’s completion either stay in the city or we will return you to your ship