SCENIC WINE AND DINE TOUR (6 Hours)
Tours Departing Port of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Payment is not required until you land onshore
Book a tour and then find other shipmates to join you and share the cost.
You can find fellow excursionists on the Cruise Critic bulletin boards
Cost includes all tasting fees.
Price $130 NZD Per person (Lunch not included in the price)
Group Size - 8 to 10 people in luxury air conditioned mini coach
Tour Duration - 6 hours
Pick Up Time and Location: 30 minutes after ship docks - Pick up Napier Isite
Drop Off Time and Location: 1 hour before ship departs - Drop off Napier Isite
This is a sample ITINERARY
We travel out of Napier towards the coast. We then continue along the Tuki Tuki river valley route undoubtedly one of the most scenic pastoral and vineyard drives in New Zealand. People often compare this area to Tuscany.
Next stop Craggy Range where you will enjoy there wonderful wines with amazing views of the Eastern side of Te Mata Peak.
We then continue on to Black Barn where you can enjoy lunch, with sweeping views of the Heretaunga Plains
After lunch we will drive to top of Te Mata Peak elevation 399 meters. Te Mata is short for Te Mata y Rongakako the face of the giant. You will hear more about this giant in stories told as we travel. From the top of Te Mata you will enjoy amazing 360 degree views of the Heretaunga Plains. Look out on orchards and vineyards on the plains to forestry, sheep and cattle farming on the surrounding hills. The formations of these hills and lower plains were created by glacial activity during the last ice age, and create an amazing sense of awe. The peak is on the AA list of 101 things Kiwis must see in New Zealand.
We leave the peak and travel out to the wineries of the Red Metal, Gimblett Gravels sub regions visiting, Sileni, Trinity Hill and Ngatarawa.
We then drive back to Napier
Tour Highlights Include
· Napier Art Deco
· Views of Cape Kidnappers
· Tuki Tuki River Valley
• Lunch Stop if requested (Lunch not included in price)
· Craggy Range
· 4 Wineries
· Te Mata Peak
· Gimblett Gravels