Black Rose Wine Experience – 3 hrs
Discover and enjoy our delightful wineries aboard our luxurious, comfortable and unique limousine.
Learn from the innovative winemakers why Hawke’s Bay has some of the best wineries in the world. Tease your palate with the finest blended wines you will find. For your convenience we have an onboard fridge to chill your purchases or even enjoy a sip between vineyards.
Eastern tour (wineries to choose from) Black Barn, Craggy Range, Askerne, Clearview, Elephant Hill, Salvare, Sileni, Te Awa or Trinity Hill.
Western tour (wineries to choose from) Abbey Cellars, Alpha Domus, Bridge Pa Vineyard, Ngatarawa, Salvare, CJ Pask, Matariki
Northern tour (wineries to choose from) Mission, Church Rd, Esk Valley, Brookfields, Moana Park, CJ Pask or Matariki
Black Rose Tastes of the Bay Tour 4 hrs
In the totally relaxed atmosphere of the luxurious and unique Black Rose Limousine, visit 2-3 world class wineries, an olivery and boutique brewery. A mouth watering taste of wine and food varieties that Hawke’s Bay has to offer and styles to compliment all tastes and palates. Onboard fridge and surround sound to compliment your Black Rose experience. This tour will satisfy and truly excite your tastebuds.
Dates available Dec 20-24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan 1, 3, 5, 6, 7.
Based at the World Opti Champs, Napier Sailing Club
You are very fortunate to have the Hawke’s Bay Trail, a dedicated cycling and walking path run through the Napier Sailing Club.
Hire a Fishbike to ride to the City or your accommodation or to a winery. Fishbike have a range of comfort bikes available, we provide helmets (Bike Helmets are compulsory in New Zealand) and locks with all hires. Fishbike have hourly, daily and weekly rates.
The FishBike “Local”
Join the Fishbike guide on the2-hour “Local” tour
Join us exploring the Art Deco City of Napier, and its quirky suburbs. We show you downtown Napier, ride the Hawke’s Bay Trail, explore the Ahuriri Estuary and Westshore. Stop for a break at a local café and return refreshed to the Napier Sailing Club. (The route may vary depending on events, prevailing wind, and the best aroma of coffee on the day.) Departures daily – check times at the Fishbike shed. (All cycling is on the flat. Yahoo! No hills!)
The “Fish Bike local” tour includes:
- Safety briefing
- Bike: helmet, bike-lock, map
- A talented Fishbike guide
Coachline HB Tours
Where else in the world can you jump on the back of a trailer & get towed along the beach by a 1949 Minneapolis-Moline tractor to a bird colony?
Established in 1952, Gannet Beach Adventures has a long history of providing tours on a spectacular stretch of the Hawke’s Bay coastline, from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers. This unique, fun eco-experience tour involves travel with local experienced guides by vintage tractors and trailers on a comfortable four-hour adventure to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. Departing on the days’ low tide, visitors travel by tractor and trailer along the majestically rugged coastline. Photographic opportunities abound as stops are made throughout the journey giving visitors an insight into how nature’s forces have shaped this amazing area.
Travelling through the Black Reef colony (one of two colonies we visit) visitors can almost touch the gannets in their natural environment, without even stepping off the trailer. It was at this site in 1769 local Maori kidnapped a crew member off Captain Cook’s ship The Endeavour, the incident from which Cape Kidnappers gets its name. Continuing onto the Cape itself, an approximate 90 minute break enables visitors’ ample time to picnic, swim, or enjoy an optional scenic 25-minute walk to the Plateau colony. Stunning views across Hawkes Bay from the top of the Cape grace many a visitor’s photo album.
Bookings are essential – we do tend to get fully booked during our busy period of 26th December through till the 15th January so please book early to avoid disappointment! It is recommended that you try and book prior to Christmas.
Become absorbed into the vibrant world of Hawke’s Bay wine, New Zealand’s oldest wine producing area and the second largest wine production region. Talk with the personalities who are passionate about crafting world class wines from our soils. With our warm maritime climate, diverse landscapes and 25 different soil types, Hawke’s Bay is fast becoming a region with a reputation for superior quality red wines.
It is also home to some of New Zealand’s richest and most complex Chardonnays, Bordeaux Blends and the new rock star of the region, Syrah. Visit some of the best wineries and taste their award winning wines.
The first winery is Crossroads. With the roots of their vines set deep in the land of such diverse soils, from the renowned Gimblett Gravels to the cool inland slopes of the Ngaruroro River. The Crossroads Winery “home vineyard”, with a deep layer of ancient river silt, delivers wonderful aromatic qualities and the Gimblett Gravels provide depth, structure and intensity. Following State highway 50 South to our next winery Sileni, a state-of-the-art winery that is designed to crush over 1500 tonnes of fruit using both high-tech and traditional methods. Tour the winery and vineyards and then taste four of Sileni’s super premium Estate Selection wines perfectly matched with artisan cheese from New Zealand and around the world. Enjoy the tasting on Sileni’s sun drenched terrace over the summer months. Our final winery is The Mission, the oldest and one of the most sustainable wineries in the country. Housed in an elegantly restored historic seminary building with sweeping views of Napier, Mission Estate is where it all began.
Prinsy Rural and Wine Tours – Hamish Prinsy
Wine Tour (full or half day)
Explore and taste fine wines selected from our superb wineries throughout the region. Areas include, Ngatarawa Triangle, Gimblett Gravels etc. (includes 4 wineries). Sit back and relax as we travel throughout Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful countryside to the breathtaking 360 degree views of Hawke’s Bay and the Pacific Ocean from the top of Te Mata Peak (a must see on your visit to the area).
Challenge your family and friends to a round of MiniGolf with a choice of two stunning courses right by the sea. Enjoy the fresh sea air and ocean views. Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (weather permitting). Extended summer hours. “Play Together - Have Fun!”
National Aquarium Napier
Your underwater holiday adventure....
There's so much to see and do!
Visit the Kiwi house, the seahorse display and Terry the hawke-billed seaturtle
View one of the largest live coral displays in New Zealand
Travel under the Oceanium on the moving walkway
Catch the interactive diving displays at 10am and 2pm
Book a behind the scenes tour
Take a swim or dive with the sharks
View hunderds of fish species
See our new alligator exhibit
Make an aquarium visit the highlight of your holiday!
Open 9am–5pm 7 days per week. Closed Christmas Day (25 December). Allow one to two hours for an enjoyable visit. The last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
Daily Feeding Times
Hand feeding by diver in the Oceanarium: 2pm
Daily Feeding TimesHand feeding by the diver in Pania Reef Tank: 10am
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