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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd

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We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region...more
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2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Maggie was a fabulous guide, giving us a good idea of what life in Napier, past and present was/is like. Her love of the area was very apparent. She has a wealth of knowledge. Booking the tour was super easy and John responded immediately to...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With only a few days in Hawke's Bay, my new fiance and I decided the best way to get around and see a few things was with a tour company. I was skeptical, but we decided to go with it if only for the transport...More

Thank Paul B
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul The pleasure was all mine. I am so pleased that you and your fiance enjoyed the tour. John and I have the attitude, that you need to get to feel the Bay, it is much more than just World Class Wines. I (we)...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

My friend and I were the only ones on our tour. John our driver and tour guide met us on time and took us on a Fabulous tour to a few wineries ending up in a brewery tasting some local beers. John was great, super...More

Thank NorthStar601529
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi NorthStar601529: Thank you so much for your fantastic Review of your afternoon. Yes, we are always very pleased to receive great reviews like yours.. and try hard to make your day special for you. Thank you again - John

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Half day wine and beer tour, great driver, awesome wines and beer. Knowledgeable staff at the wineries. Definitely value for money. Would recommend highly.

Thank Culture275110
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi Culture275110: Thank you for your review. It is always a privilege to receive fantastic reviews like your review. We pick what we consider the best of the Wineries to enhance your experience. Thank you again. - John

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had Maggie take us on this tour and she was fantastic. Had so much knowledge about local history and had heaps of fun facts. Highly recommend as they've been in the business longer than most in the region.More

Thank Dylan S
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Dylan S. Thank you for your great review. Yes, we have been operating now for 15 years and still treat each tour as if it were the first. We are really glad that you enjoyed the tour and also the added Art Deco and...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

For the afternoon on our one full day in Napier we opted for this half day winery and beer tour. At the allotted time our driver John arrived to pick us up from our hotel and with only two others in our bus we were...More

Thank Peter R
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Peter: Thank you for taking the time to review. It is always great to receive the reviews as this continues to guide us along the way. I am really pleased that we ticked all the boxes on the day for you. We do try...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

Our tour of two wineries, a pub and the art deco homes and commercial buildings was wonderful! Maggie, our tour leader, is simply hysterical! She has a vast knowledge of Napier, wines, art deco, real estate and trivia..and peppers her narrative with humor! The wineries...More

Thank margaritasat5
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks for your kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and sharing fries with you. You have all come from so far away,, I always want people to leave with happy memories of the wine and beer experience, and I am so glad I lived...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

The history and other knowledge that John shared in the course of our day was brilliant and lifted what was a great experience to a truly wonderful and memorable time. We could not have been taken better care of and absolutely want to go with...More

Thank PRFCnz
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi PRFCnz; Thank you for your fantastic review. It is always just great for an owner to receive consistent reviews about how they present their business. Many people comment on how they look these reviews over and only a few respond, so any review is...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

We went on a wine tour with John a number of years ago and this time opted for the Ultimate Wine Tour - this was a fantastic day. The visit around Church Road was excellent with food and matching food sampling of their reserve collection...More

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John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Sarah5368: Thank you for your great review. You did note just the two of you.. yes, we are heading into Winter now and that is how it is at present. The tour you opted for is a very popular tour and is a "fantastic"...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were delighted with our host John. He was very attentive and provided much more than just a wine and beer tour. His knowledge of the history of Napier far surpassed our expectations. The wineries and brew house were good...John knows more information about all...More

Thank DarrellDawn
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi darrelldawn: Thank you for taking the time to review your Wine and Beer tour with us. I really appreciate all reviews as many, many people read these before taking their holidays and choosing their tours.... so receiving your feedback is fantastic. I am pleased...More

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Irving F
10 December 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Irving Have no worries about the timing. We have been taking these tours for 12+ years now, same tour (too popular to change) and the ships arrival times (shore times overall) have not changed for the past 5 years. The... More
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Wendy K
22 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Wendy - thank you for your enquiry Yes, we would start a tour for you based on a couple (2 people). You did not mention which tour. Regardless, if you complete the booking form on the site - I can get you all... More
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Kevin C
20 September 2016|
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Hi Kevin C: Yes, the tours we offer suit these times. This is the normal amount of time for Napier (sadly it is a very short time). We offer 2 tours. In very short form, 1 is a wine and City art deco tour while the other is... More
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