Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

National Aquarium of New Zealandlink

Felicity Kibble
+64 06 836 5625
+64 27 603 7773
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Discover an exciting world above and below the water at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
Visit Penguin Cove to watch the Little Penguins feed and play. See sharks, stingrays and fish swimming over you in the 1.5 million litre oceanarium tunnel. Spot New Zealand’s native wildlife – the Tuatara and Kiwi.
To meet our famous Naughty & Good Penguins of the Month, book a special Close Encounter with our Little Penguins, where you can hand feed them and learn about our rehabilitation centre (bookings essential)
Daily feeding times: 10.00am - Pania Reef tank, 2pm - Sharks, 9.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm - Little Penguins.
Group guided tours available (bookings required).

Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

Church Road Winerylink

Mitch Hyndman
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

From 1st July 2019
Versatility of the Grape.
Your opportunity to discover the passion and innovation of our winemaking team. Sample ways that we are using grapes for more than just wine. From pressed juice to balsamic vinegar and barrel aged spirit, enjoy an informative behind the scenes look at our world of wine and adaptability of this versatile fruit. Concludes with a guided tasting of award-winning wines.
11.00 AM, 1.5 hours, $70 pp, bookings essential

Legacy and Winery.
Immerse yourself in the history and future of Church Road. Learn more about our winemaking as you sample pre-release wine, enjoy barrel halls and wine museum, ending with an in-depth wine tasting
3.00 PM, 1 hour, $35 pp

Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

Waimarama Maori Tourslink

Ike Wallace
+64 21 057 0935
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Discover the real New Zealand on one of our unique tours where you will experience Maori culture past and present. Whether on one of our award-winning private tours or our exclusive Cruise Ship Tour we hope to touch your heart. We invite you to take an intimate, personal and spiritual journey with us through the more than 700-year life of the Waimarama tribe in this village, with all its​ changes. Share our culture, get to know our family, and feel the power of our sacred native landscapes. The tours are informal and relaxed. All you'll need is a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Find out why our tours are one of the most memorable experiences you'll have in New Zealand.

Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

Gannet Safaris Overlandlink

Sophie Phillips
06 8750888
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors over Cape Kidnappers for over 50 years. It’s the only tour which drives you to within metres of the remarkable gannets – no walking required.
Ride in style and comfort over picturesque Cape Kidnappers Station in 4 x 4 vehicles – traversing riverbeds, broad rolling pastures, through stands of native bush, steep gullies and breathtaking views. Stopping on the way at a spectacular cliff top with panoramic views of Hawke Bay.
The tour is fully guided with lots to learn with the geology, wildlife, local legends and history. Tea/coffee served at the plateau.
Tours operate daily from 1 September - 30 April

Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

Prinsy's Tourslink

Hamish Prins
0800 004237
027 2240696
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

A Prinsy's Tour is a fun and flexible way to experience the very best of Napier, Hastings and beyond.
Learn why guests say our tour exceeded their expectations.
​Whether it's an education on our wines, a day's fishing on our finest trout rivers, or even an intriguing insight/transfer within the North Island of New Zealand, you'll be sure to have a memorable time.​
Choose from set driving itineraries or talk to us about creating a Bespoke tour personal to you.
We combine intimate local knowledge with genuine hospitality to ensure you have a great day out.
At Prinsy's Tours we are passionate about our region and aim to exceed your expectations. ​

Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

Art Deco Trustlink

Abby Davies
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
German, French, Spanish

Step back in time with a guided walking tour or Vintage Car tour of Napier's fascinating Art Deco heritage. Your local guide will tell you stories of the 1931 Earthquake that destroyed the city, the people that were affected and the remarkable recovery and rebuild that was completed within two years. A truly memorable experience of the most complete Art Deco city in the world.
Operating 7 days a week, we have a range of tour options available - 1.5 hour walks, to 3 hour winery tours; self-guided options through to half day tours and airport transfers. We can cater to any timeframe and budget.
Contact us today to make your Hawke's Bay visit the most unique and memorable experience ever.

Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

Mohaka Raftinglink

Norm Brown
06 839 1080
027 825 8539
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Adventure Activity registered

Experience a scenic half-day grade 2 float trip for elderly or young families.
Raft the “the Fun Run” full-day grade 3 whitewater adventure for all over 12 years. (grade 3 rapids, canyons, float rapids, cliff jump, visit a gold mine).
Raft our full-day serious grade 5 awesome, scenic adventure for the fit and healthy, minimum age 16 years. Huge rocks, huge gorges, and geological oddities.
Expeditions of your choice. Helicopter into the Kaweka Forest Park for a multi-day adventure to meet your needs - thrilling, relaxing, or trout fishing. All on the Mohaka for 2, 3 or 4 days. Or, book in October - November for the Ngaroruru 2 day experience, conditions apply.

Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

Takaro Trails Cycle Tourslink

+64 6 8359030
+64 21 670553
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Takaro Trails offers both self-guided and privately guided cycle tours on the Hawke's Bay Trails, one of the N.Z. Cycle Trail 'Great Rides'.
Our self-guided winery day tours are popular with FIT travellers and include transport to the wine region, bike and helmet hire, route instructions and back up support. Privately guided tours for high-end clients include pick up from lodges such as Cape Kidnappers, wine tasting fees and services of a private guide throughout. Our group guided 'Sunset on the Water Trail' tour operates daily from 4-7pm in daylight saving months and is perfect for those on a one night visit to Napier. Multi day tours from 3-8 days in duration offering a range of accommodation options.