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Hawkes Bay Express

100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 21 935 820
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Interesting guided tour of Napier

This informative tour of Napier was made interesting and entertaining by the Hawkes Bay Express... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Hilary J
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More expensive when booked as shore excursion

We had to book this as a shore excursion because of the times it is offered. I guess part of that... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Planner55
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See the highlights of Hawke's Bay aboard the award winning Hawke's Bay Express, a delightful and truly unique sightseeing train that travels on road. Hop aboard the family built and run Hawkes Bay Express and begin your journey through one of the most attractive cities in New Zealand or take a sightseeing tour of the region. Your modern road train is styled like an old-fashioned steam train and inside you'll find a romantic, old-time atmosphere. Sit back, relax and watch vibrant Napier come alive through the train's large opening windows. The Hawke's Bay Express city tour guides you through the coach restricted city centre. Then takes you over Napier's beautiful Bluff Hill, where the early settlers lived and the old port village of Ahuriri and the inland lagoon. The in-depth commentary covers the regions history, 1931 earthquake, the cities rebuild, economy, industries and lifestyle with personal stories of life from the 5th generation Hawke's Bay owners. If you have a large group book a private sightseeing tour around the region or even a beer appreciation tour to 3 venues. The options are endless. See you on board!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 21 935 820

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This informative tour of Napier was made interesting and entertaining by the Hawkes Bay Express driver/guide. Nice views of Art Deco 1930's style buildings, rebuilt after the 1931 devastating Earthquake can be enjoyed from the road train!!

Thank Hilary J
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hello and thank you for your great review. We wish you all the best for future travels. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express family.

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We had to book this as a shore excursion because of the times it is offered. I guess part of that cost covers being picked up right next to the ship and taken back if you want to go straight back after the tour. We...More

Thank Planner55
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for your great 5 star review and we wish you all the best for your future travels. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express Family.

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We saw the HBE in town and decided to go and find out when and where and details from information centre. We booked, and absolutely enjoyed the most informative commentary from Will, the driver/owner who had the best personality and answered all our questions. We...More

2  Thank Rhonda V
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank you so much for your great review and I am thrilled you enjoyed it so much. I wish you well for all future travels. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express Family.

Reviewed 23 March 2017

The tour was just the right length, visited all the most interesting places in Napier, and the driver/guide, who was also the owner, gave out just the right amount of info - not too much, not too little - and delivered with a nice touch...More

Thank nickhawkins36
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank you for your great comments and review. All the best for a great British summer. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express Family.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Napier is a unique and lovely city to visit and the Hawke's Bay Express is a great way to hear the history and see the area. The train met us as we disembarked from our cruise ship, and the father and son operators were very...More

1  Thank RexBinkley
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hello and thank you for your review, all the best for future travels. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express family.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Booked this on line before going to NZ. Well worth doing this trip round Napier.Our guide (whose family had actually built this lovely land train) was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his home area and managed to impart a lot of information about Napier and...More

1  Thank smshants
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for your great comments, we wish you and your family all the best. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express family.

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely relaxing trip around Napier this morning on The Hawkes Bay Express. Will was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Very interesting stop at the sheepskin place. So much I didn't know ! Thank you Will for a brilliant morning!

1  Thank AmeliaIsaac
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hello and thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express family.

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon with local guide who is well educated, knowledgeable and warm and funny. Well worth the cost. We all loved it. The history and architectural commentary made sense of Napier.

Thank DebS968
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

We are delighted you enjoyed the tour so much and hope you have settled weather for the cooler months without so much rain. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express family.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

On this tour you will given a slow and informative trip around this wonderful town of Napier. This town is full of Art Deco architecture.Built after a major earthquake It is a fascinating place to visit and this tour will give you a very comprehensive...More

1  Thank 781AlanJ
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hello and thank you for your awesome review. All the best for 2017 and beyond. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express family.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a fantastic thing..friendly warm and welcoming . Informative and fun. Great way to see the City and hear the stories that make Napier.

Thank ScenicHotels
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for your marvelous review, it means a lot to us especially as it is from a person from our own region. We wish you a great 2017 and beyond. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express family.

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Wendy K
26 June 2017|
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we are not running public tours at this time. We are currently building a new train and with so many bookings from private/tour groups and cruise ships we do not have the... More
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Wendy K
26 June 2017|
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we are not running public tours at this time. We are currently building a new train and with so many bookings from private/tour groups and cruise ships we do not have the... More
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Paula303
7 May 2016|
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express | Property representative |
Hello we have updated our website with the current seasons pricing and tour times. Kind regards Will
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