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Best way to spend 10 hours in Napier?

Houston, Texas
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Best way to spend 10 hours in Napier?

We will be in Napier for 10 1 day as part of a cruise ship Port stop next Feb. and I am trying to plan our day. Looking for highly reputable Tour companies that can incorporate "must see sights" of Napier along with maybe a wine tasting or two. We love wine and wine tasting but don't want to possibly forgo other important "not to be missed" sights to sit and sip wine all day. Although….that can be fun! Recommendations on itinerary, companies etc. are greatly welcomed. We arrive into Port 9A and need to be back to ship by 5P

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1. Re: Best way to spend 10 hours in Napier?

If you like wine tasting, you might want to contact one of the local operators like Grape Escape (see link). We had a fairly good wine tasting afternoon with them a couple years back.


There are other tour operators that you can find and research directly here on Tripadvisor on the 'Things to Do' - Activities page for Napier (see link)


You may need to click the activities tab near the top of the page.

New Zealand
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2. Re: Best way to spend 10 hours in Napier?

February is a busy month in Napier (Hawkes Bay Wine Country). What date will your cruise stop in Napier?

Suggest you do some googling for ideas :




and for something a little different ::: http://www.onyerbikehb.co.nz

Or consider renting a car for the day and do an independent tour (would be happy to give you ideas etc) if you choose this option.

Please come back with any queries!

Napier, New Zealand
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3. Re: Best way to spend 10 hours in Napier?

Hi if you want something really personalized personalized check out Hooters Vintage& Classic Car hire. They were great, offering suggestions for us and even changed it for us on the day, my partner was unwell so no so much wine tasting! They have a beautiful collection of cars to pick from!

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4. Re: Best way to spend 10 hours in Napier?

If you want to do something other than wine tasting, other noteworthy attractions in Napier are tours of the Art Deco architecture and trips to the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. There is great coastal scenery going out to Cape Kidnappers.

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