Hawkes Bay Express

From the port you will head out along the scenic Marine Parade with seascape views of Cape Kidnappers. Then through the city you will get to marvel at some of the world’s most stunning examples of Art Deco architecture. From the town centre you will head over Bluff Hill. Your tour stop is at the Customs house with pictorial stories of the region over time, with a photo opportunity of the old National Tobacco Company building, one of the best examples of 1930 Art Deco architecture From here, the tour will continue through the vibrant bar & restaurant area and sailing port of Ahuriri, back towards Napier’s Marine Parade. The engaging commentary outlines the history of the 1931 earthquake and the city’s rebuilding and you will hear about many aspects of life in the region such as its workforce, industries, lifestyle and culture with personal stories of life from the 5th generation local owners. You can finish your tour hoping off in town next to the cruise shuttle stop or stay aboard to be returned to the ship.
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  • Duration

    1.16 hour

  • Price

    Adult from $99.99
    Children (12 & under) from $99.99

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Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water.
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