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.

Accommodation / Hawke's Bay

The Crown Hotel Napierlink

Michele Cole
+64 06 833 8300
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

The Crown Hotel Napier is set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri with boutique shops/cafes and the ocean at your doorstep. Offering 39 guestrooms and suites, choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel or modern contemporary studios, one and two bedroom suites which are superbly appointed, creating the perfect environment to relax and unwind. The hotel offers all guests complimentary carparking, daily newspaper and laundry facilities, fitness centre, wifi, conference and function facilities, heritage bar with outdoor courtyard and fireplace and Milk & Honey Restaurant…relax and indulge at a boutique hotel with timeless charm and genuine personalised service.

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.

Regional Icons / Hawke's Bay

Art Deco Napierlink

Kerryn Ralston
021 745 853
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Each year thousands to flock to Hawke’s Bay’s Art Deco Festival.
Fox furs, boaters and beads are the order of the day, the roads are reclaimed by vintage vehicles, while jazz tunes serenade from street corners. Outside of the festival, Hawke’s Bay retains a strong Art Deco vibe thanks largely to the area's architecture which emerged following a devastating earthquake in 1931 which destroyed much of central Napier. Take a tour in a vintage car or enjoy a guided walking tour with a knowledgable guide to show you the best examples of Art Deco buildings you’ll see anywhere.

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Cape Kidnappers - Hawke's Baylink

Kerryn Ralston
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

The iconic Cape Kidnappers is a must-do for any Hawke's Bay holiday. Cape Kidnappers is a craggy, but stunning, peninsula named in commemoration of an incident during Captain Cook’s 1769 voyage. The iconic pale cliffs of Cape Kidnappers are viewable from the full length of Marine Parade in Napier, and are especially eye-catching in the late afternoon sun. 'The Cape' and surrounding areas offer a diverse range of attractions.

Visitors can get within a few feet of the world’s largest, most accessible mainand gannet colony which is at the top of the Cape’s cliffs. Tour options include and overland experience with Gannet Safaris Overland or a tractor rides along the beach with Gannet Beach Adventures.

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Hawke's Bay Cycle Trailslink

Kerryn Ralston
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Hawke’s Bay offers endless cycling options. Take a gentle half-hour spin along the coast, a four-day exploration of our backcountry roads, an exhilarating descent on our mountain bike trails, or something in between.

The climate is ideal, almost any type of bike can be hired, and there is a café at every destination. You'll also never be too far from one of our 70+ wineries across the region, should your ride leave you a little parched. Takaro Trails offer freedom cycle tours or guided cycle tours and are great at ensuring your needs a well met.