Today enjoy a sampler of Hawkes Bay with a visit to the top of the scenic Te Mata Peak and one of New Zealand’s leading wineries. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Tukituki River Valley before beginning the ascent of Te Mata. Rising some 399 metres above sea level, the peak dominates the fertile plains and provides 360 degree vistas across to Mahia, the ski slopes of Mt Ruapehu and out towards the Ruahine Ranges. Descending Te Mata Peak, you’ll drive to Hastings, a town of parks and gardens on the Heretaunga Plains. Sample wines at one of the finest boutique wineries in the Hawke’s Bay region, Sileni Estates. This winery boasts a genuine cellar door, set within the operational winery. You will enjoy a delicious wine & olive oil tasting from the estate and then enjoy your scenic drive back to the ship. Tour order may vary.
Don’t forget your camera! Plenty of great photos to be captured.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water.
Tour order may vary.