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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd

2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
+64 6-844 5693
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US$40.97*
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Half-Day Napier Art Deco Tour
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US$70.77*
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Half-Day Napier Wine Experience Tour
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US$74.50*
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Half-Day Wine and Beer Tour from Napier
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We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region to visit. Napier was completely destroyed in 1931 by a 7.8 earthquake, and rebuilt in the style of the day, mainly Art Deco and Spanish Mission. Napier, along with the Hawkes Bay region, has been a secret for too long, discover it today with us.
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2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently booked a tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. We can not speak highly enough of the tour we were given. Our guide -Tina - was very knowledgeable and friendly. There was 5 of us in our group in a mini van. We had...More

Thank cruisingfive
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi cruisingfive: Thank you so much for your review. It is fantastic to hear back and read Fantastic reviews like your own. The Discover Hawkes Bay Shore Excursion is perhaps the most popular of any shore excursions in Napier we are proud to say. The...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were picked up by John and started our tour. I had requested that we need to sit in the front and John actually had seats reserved for us in the front of the van. Took us right around surrounding areas of Napier. Incredible scenery....More

Thank scoobydiver
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi scoobydiver: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. Yes, requesting the front seat is a simple request and so easy to accommodate. People have their reasons for this request and we are all about making your tour the...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We did this tour last year and visited again with a different group of friends, once again a fantastic day, great wine, heaps of laughs, relaxing easy going 10 out of 10More

Thank Andrew B
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Andrew B, Thank you for choosing us again and for the second fabulous review of our wine tour. I am really glad that you and your friends all enjoyed the tour... it went really well from my perspective also. It was great to see...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This was the first time we had been to Hawkes Bay together and we're very glad we came. We were here to attend a friends wedding and a do a bit of sight seeing. We were made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed our...More

Thank Andy M
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Andy M. Thank you for your fantastic review of the tour and our services. We are really pleased you both enjoyed our services and help while you stayed at Nest haven B&B. Yes, the "sensory wine and Napier deco tour" is a great tour...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My family did a private charter with John for the day and had a fabulous day. John is extremely knowledgeable about the region and the architecture and gave a very interesting tour. Doing the wineries as well is a great way to make the day...More

Thank Caroline R
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hi Caroline R: Thank you for taking the time to write your fantastic review. I am very pleased that the sightseeing and wine portion was enjoyed. The tour you had was varied and I love taking these as it is a great overview of this...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We really enjoyed the 4 hour scenic tour with John, he was very knowledgeable and showed us some amazing views from Te Mata Peak. He pointed out lots of interesting things along the way including many vineyards and orchards.More

Thank npton16
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hi npton16. Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, the views from the top of Te Mata Peak is "fantastic".. !! There is so much to see along the way as you pointed out. Again, thank you for taking the time to comment on your...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

After looking at a couple of the reviews, I was beginning to wonder if others got on the wrong van - as our day-long tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours was perfect. John was knowledgeable and professional (and we did meet Maggie - who is...More

Thank Dabarton
John H, Manager at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hi Dabarton: Thank you for your fantastic review and "Highest recommendation". This is more like the reviews we are used to receiving. We do put everything into our tours (and more) and really enjoy seeing the positive reactions from our clients. I do personally recall...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were part of a tour organized via our cruise Roll Call and were in regular contact with John for a good 12 months prior to arriving at Napier. Clear instructions on how to meet up which included a map were e-mailed all well in...More

Thank Wansbrough2013
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

HI Wansbrough2013: Thank you for your fantastic review. Maggie and I do try very hard to cover all the bases for our clients. Yes, I appreciate the early booking as this then guarantees you a tour with us having small group tours. I am really...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

So I was on the same trip as Paula G below, and agree to some extent with her review. It didn't start too well as we had to ring 3 times to be picked up, they were 35 minutes late and we are still not...More

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Emma A: Thank you for your positive review. Yes, Maggie was late to collect you but that was due to communication.. Not a forgotten list, we had 4 couples at 4 different locations this day taking three different variations of the tour so we...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went in a van of 10 ten with driver/guide Chris. She was a local and knew a lot about the earthquake that devastated the town in the '30s. Her grandfather ran the local newspaper then. The town has a lot of art deco and...More

Thank Glenn_A-R31
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hi Glenn_A-R31: Thank you for your fantastic review of your tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. Yes, that shore excursion is fantastic and perhaps the most popular tour in Napier on any ship visit day. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. We are...More

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Wendy K
Hello, I am visiting Napier from Singapore July 26, would you be running this excursion on that day? How much would it be for two adults pls?
21 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Wendy - thank you for your enquiry Yes, we would start a tour for you based on a couple (2 people). You did not mention which tour. Regardless, if you complete the booking form on the site - I can get you all... More
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Kevin C
We will be arriving in Napier on Holland America MS Maasdam November 29 2016 at 8:00am for 6 hours only. Is that enough time to take one of your city tours without feeling rushed? Any suggestions you have would be appreciated .
20 September 2016|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Kevin C: Yes, the tours we offer suit these times. This is the normal amount of time for Napier (sadly it is a very short time). We offer 2 tours. In very short form, 1 is a wine and City art deco tour while the other is... More
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gillayres
Hi, We are coming to N.Z on a cruise in January and would like to do a Hawkes bay wind tour. what does your tour include and how much would it cost Please?
17 December 2014|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
I am sorry, I need more details... how many of you? what date? etc. We have a form on the site that askes for the answers we require. Generally, a Wine and Brewery Tour with Napier History and Art Deco, also a Discover... More
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