02/14/2021 12:00 AM
02/14/2021 12:00 AM
Cruise into Hawke's Bay today, New Zealand's second-largest wine-growing region. Disembark to explore Napier's Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was destroyed during a 1931 earthquake. Its eclectic mix of "Main Street" design and Art Deco flair combine to create a city unlike any other in the world. Take it all in during a city tour, or venture farther afield to sample some of the region's beloved wines at its vineyards or to seek out some of the bay area's abundant birdlife, including the iconic gannet on nearby Cape Kidnappers.,

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Napier - Hawke's Bay highlights - full day tour (7 hours)

You will be met dockside at the Port of Napier by your private guide and driver for a full day tour of Hawke's Bay, including highlights such as food and wine, sightseeing, history, Maori culture and artists and also spend time with some of the personalities of the Bay.


Taste wonderful wines, meet fascinating artists, explore stunning scenery, absorb history, enjoy a drive to the summit of Te Mata Peak for stunning views of the region (weather permitting) and enjoy a platter lunch at a winery restaurant.


Visit and talk with a Maori who can provide a spiritual insight into their culture and can clearly demonstrate what it is that makes this indigenous people so special. He will give you a cultural welcome on to their land.


You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 7 hours duration).

  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at a vineyard
  • Winetasting
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch


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