Explore Napier and Beyond - Private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Shore Excursion, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes. All children must comply with seat restraint restrictions. (Child safety seats).

Friendly: No.
Clients must be able to get in and out of a mini coach on the day.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

The 'Best' the Hawkes Bay has to offer with a local private guide

This tour will explore the Hawkes Bay Region, You will travel picturesque rural roads to the higest lookouts in the region. Learn the history of the area covering the masive 1931 earthquake and discover why Napier is the Art Deco Capital of the World. . . . and much more. This really is a tour that you will remember for a long time.


Upon arrival you will be met and greeted by your driver / guide.

You take a rural drive through sheep, cattle, deer farming region. You will also see first hand why this region is marketed as 'Hawkes Bay Wine Country" ands considered the 'Gourmet Wine and Food Region of New Zealand'.

We take many photos stops along the way, and why not when you are driving through picture perfect country side.

After driving to the highest driveable lookout in the region, we will descend the 'mountain' and start to return to Napier City.

You will then take another scenic route back towards Napier. You will also stop at the world famous National Tobacco Building for a photo opportunity before heading back to explore the Art Deco City of Napier and a lovingly kept 1930's Housing Estate. You will see why Napier is considered the Art Deco Capital of the World.

After exploring Napier and its beauty you will be returned back to your shuttle in time for your departure.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We offer free collection within Napier from all accommodation providers, the Visitor Information Centre on the Marine Parade.
Cruise Ships: Please board the first shuttle (this is generally a free service) from the ships side and depart that shuttle at the second stop. The crowds will depart at the first stop, you need to stay aboard and depart at the second and final stop.
We will be holding a name sign beside the shuttle at the second stop.

End location: We are able to drop off our clients anywhere in the Napier City area, or back to the original collection point. This applies to cruise ships also.

Duration: 4 hours

Tours are generally around 4 to 4.5 hours.


All tours are conducted in Government approved mini coaches with certified Local drivers. All coaches have speaker systems and you will receive a full commentary as the tour progresses.
Coaches are all modern, clean, air-condition and well suited for the tours we undertake.

What’s Included

Our tours are price inclusive of all fees etc. (my services for the day and transportation during the tour).
If you require a lunch, then this and private purchases are the only other costs on the day.
Tours are ship to ship in the case of cruise ships, or Napier accommodation pickups are free.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 NZD - All tour related costs covered in ticket price. Amount suggested here is just some cash to have on hand for miscellaneous personal purchases.

What’s Extra

Any Items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the price of the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Margaret did a good job in driving us around town and up to the mountain top. Vista's were terrific. Maggie was well versed in the history of Napier and fully explained the geological activity, art deco history, etc. We all had a terrific day.
George S.

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