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Address: 2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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+64 6-844 5693
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in...

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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Shore Excursion Half-Day Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour
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Shore Excursion: Napier Art Deco Tour with Wine and Beer Tasting - allow four...
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Half-Day Wine and Beer Tour from Napier

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Wonderful experience visiting Napier!

This was our favourite shore excursion. It had great mix of sightseeing, wineries and the brewery. The brewery especially is a place to go! Napier is a beautiful city with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mount Annan, Australia
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Mount Annan, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favourite shore excursion. It had great mix of sightseeing, wineries and the brewery. The brewery especially is a place to go! Napier is a beautiful city with wonderful architecture and history. Our tour guide Maggie was amazing. So knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic - she should have been a history teacher!! The bus was very comfortable and everyone... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hello DonnaK1410: I really do appreciate you words of encouragement. I try very hard to produce the best tour for my (our) clients. All feedback is excellent so we are not going to change anything soon. Yes, the 2 wineries and the Ale House always gain very good comments on the day and like the tour we will continue to... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maggie showed the group of 4 from Hawaii the Art Deco style of the 1930s and was dressed to match! A delightful individual and full of energy, she shared the history of Napier and the building of a new city. The wine and beer tasting venues were excellent!

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Judd2017: Thank you for your great review. It is pleasing to get these very positive reviews as it tells us that we are on the right track. Both John and I do have a passion for this area and literally hundreds of our clients certainly let us know that this shines through on the tours. Again I thank you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

It was a last minute arrangement during our cruise to New Zealand and it was definitely the highlight of our entire trip there. We e-mailed a day before and John e-mailed us back promptly and arranged us to join the tour. He is full of information and fun, made our trip an unforgettable one. The scenery around Napier is absolutely... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi summerhurst2016: Thank you so much for the fantastic review of your tour. I have mentioned in the past... I am passionate about our region and very proud to be able to show it off to visitors. As a New Zealander, I can choose to live anywhere in this great country, I choose to live here in Napier ... and... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had a great time with Maggie as our tour guide. She knew the history of the city and took us on awesome views of the surrounding countryside. Her enthusiasm and eagerness to give us a historical perspective of the area was a highlight. She had a great sense of humor to boot. For being a shore excursion you can't... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hello Bob201658: Thank you for your fantastic review. It is always pleasing to receive these reviews to let us know that we are doing this right. I, we (John and I) like to think we are bubbly people and it is always nice to know this comes across well on the day. In regards to the tours, we treat our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Maggie was just the very best person we could have wished for. She showed us the area and provided great historic insight, perspective, and answered all of our questions promptly and completely. She is a very sensitive person and represents the people who live in Hawkes Bay wonderfully. P.S. The wine was great and the homes we visited were amazing.... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi JohnG - Thank you for your lovely review of your Wine, Beer and Art Deco Tour (Shore Excursion). I do appreciate your great feedback as these always reassure me that I am approaching the tours in a manner that pleases our clients. I (we) try very hard to make all our tours "the best tour" of "everyones" holiday. This... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We took the Discover Hawkes Bay tour as an excursion from our cruise ship.John Conlon gave us an excellent running commentary on the Art Deco buildings in Napier as well as pointing out the effects of the 1931 earthquake that shifted the ground nearly 30 feet!!! We also got a great view of the landscape from atop a mountain. Highly... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Bruce45069: Thank you for your great review. The Discover Hawkes Bay Tour Shore excursion you took is hugely popular and I am very pleased to hear your great comments. I am very glad, like the rest of your group to hear that you all enjoyed the tour. Thank you. - John More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We took the wine, beer and city tour and enjoyed every minute. Our guide Margaret knows so much about the area. Being in a small van, she was able to navigate the streets where large buses couldn't go. She also had the timing right so that we avoided large crowds and enjoyed personalized attention during wine tastings. She took us... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi LakeOrionfans: I am very pleased to receive your fantastic comments about the Napier Wine, Beer and Art Deco shore excursion you took with me. I really do have a passion for this part of the world and love to share this with our clients. Thank you for taking the time to write your fantastic review - Margaret More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The sightseeing and wine tasting tour of Napier was part of our package but we were very surprised to get our own tour guide for just the two of us. John Hanlon was a lovely and very friendly guy, very knowledgeable and passionate. He took us to all the great sightseeing spots around Napier, told us all about the devastating... More 

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi BillieB76: Thank you so much for you fantastic review. Yes, both Margaret and I are passionate about our region.. and why not ?? - for the reasons you have mentioned. I really do appreciate that you took the time to review your tour. - John More 

Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a wonderful tour yesterday with John and Margaret, both very knowledgeable and informative about the history and geology of this area and why it's such a good wine district. Now I know which wines and beers to look for. Thanks so much.

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi phvor4: Thank you for your great review. While you chose the Wine and Beer tour, you also note, you gained a lasting insight into why Napier is the Art Deco capital of the World. While we don't advertise this feature of your tour (all tours), we do add this as an extra , or bonus. I am glad you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome day thanks to John who was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. This is a must if coming to Napier. Cheers john I'm sure we will be back!

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this review

Hi Guys: Thank you for your lovely review. You did mention that you choose us from past great reviews and I am pleased you both enjoyed the tour on the day. I really do appreciate that you took the time to review our services. Glad to assist you again if you are ever up this way.. - John More 

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