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NAPIER'S COUNTRY AND COAST

Per Person $99 USD
Child (Ages 5-13) $59 USD
Child (Ages 4 and under) $35.9 USD
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NAPIER'S COUNTRY AND COAST

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If you were just dropped into Napier without any preexisting notions of what it was like, odds are that your first guess of what country you are in wouldn't be New Zealand. This unique spot within the "Shaky Isles" showcases the city's Art Deco-themed response to a devastating 1931 earthquake set among the beautiful New Zealand coastline that is so famous around the world. As you explore the country, coast, and city, your local guide will provide an overview of an area that many believe is the north island's best kept secret.

After exploring the city that has become known as the "Art Deco Capital," you will head into the country for a stop at the Arataki Honey Center. This location features homemade products, including the best Manuka honey in the world, which is famous in New Zealand for its unique medicinal healing properties. Infused in everything from candy to face lotions, this is one old school "cure all" that will have you buzzzzzzin. Apple orchards, vineyards, and farmlands thrive in this area so it only makes sense that bees easily find a home here as well.

Continuing through the countryside, you will venture up Te Mata Peak, which is a "can't miss" spot for the best 360 views of Hawkes Bay. Traveling to Hastings, you will get insight on the 7.8 magnitude quake that caused the Hawkes Bay region to rally around each other in 1931. Petunia plants and storefront verandas line these beautiful streets.

While stopping at the Pakowhai Fruit Shop, you will cherish your bites of some of the most delectable fresh fruit you have ever had. Right off the vine. At the Silky Oak Chocolate Company, you will continue to spoil your taste buds and live out a chocoholics dream. This is a place where the workers have made chocolate their lives and you can taste that within every creation.

Beautiful views of the coastline will provide the final picture as you drive around the port of Ahuriri before arriving back in Napier.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship shuttle stop
  • Local guide
  • The Art Deco of Napier
  • Artaki Honey Center
  • Te Mata Peak
  • Havelock North Village
  • Pakowhai Fruit Shop
  • Hastings
  • Silky Oak Chocolate Company
  • Ahuriri

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (3 hrs) Tour duration is approximate.
  • 2:00 PM (3 hrs) Tour duration is approximate.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Honey, strawberry, and chocolate tastings are included in the price of this tour. Strawberries are seasonal.

Restrictions

• This tour takes a maximum of 22 passengers.
• This tour requires a free shuttle from the cruise pier to downtown Napier. We ask you take the first shuttle after your ship arrives. Most tours depart within two hours of the first shuttle. Napier Port is difficult to guarantee ships arrival times so taking the first shuttle will ensure you do not miss your departure time. After you check in with your guide, he will know the approximate wait time. Napier City is just across the road so he can show you a nice spot for a leisurely walk through town. There are also several gardens near the meeting point for you to admire.