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Shore Excursions (7)

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    Countryside, Wine & Home Visit

    Napier, New Zealand

    Duration 4 hrs

    Venture into the magnificent countryside surrounding Napier for a unique perspective of New Zealand rural life, made possible by visiting a boutique winery and a private home. ...
    Venture into the magnificent countryside surrounding Napier for a unique perspective of New Zealand rural life, made possible by visiting a boutique winery and a private home. more...

    Venture into the magnificent countryside surrounding Napier for a unique perspective of New Zealand rural life, made possible by visiting a boutique winery and a private home.


    Head inland into the fertile Puketapu region just west of Napier. Your guide will be local resident Hamish Prins, who has spent his entire life in the area. While en-route, he will entertain you with stories about the continued development of Puketapu, especially the most recent evolution from sheep farming to organic orchards.


    Boutique wineries have also sprung up, and you'll stop by one of the area's most esteemed for a sampling of its distinct vintages. Pinot Noir, Syrah and Vin Gris are now commonly produced in the Puketapu region, and that success has drawn other wineries to the valley. Some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines on New Zealand's North Island are also found in this region.


    In time, you'll stop at Hamish Prins' private residence, Horsford Downs, where he lives with his wife, Diane. Both of them are happy to answer your questions about everything from life in rural New Zealand to how they have adapted to the changing economy. Enjoy some light refreshments in the park-like setting and then perhaps take some time to wander about the gardens and orchards that surround the home.


    Your return route to the pier travels via Taradale, a wine-growing community that boasts spectacular views of the fertile Heretaunga Plains and the dramatic Hawke's Bay coastline.


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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Napier City Drive & Aquarium

    Napier, New Zealand

    Duration 2 3/4 hrs

    Drive through downtown Napier, observing the marquee attractions of New Zealand's Art Deco City, followed by a stop at the National Aquarium. ...
    Drive through downtown Napier, observing the marquee attractions of New Zealand's Art Deco City, followed by a stop at the National Aquarium. more...

    Drive through downtown Napier, observing the marquee attractions of New Zealand's Art Deco City, followed by a stop at the National Aquarium.


    Enjoy the sights of Napier, one of the most attractive cities in New Zealand. After the devastating earthquake and fire of 1931, Napier was completely rebuilt in the then-modern style of Art Deco. As a happy result, Napier boasts the world's largest concentration of Art Deco buildings, many of which you'll pass.


    Pass beautiful Sunken Gardens Park, and other places of interest along Marine Parade, the coastal highway. This picturesque road follows the gentle curve of the beach-blessed bay, where surfers and boaters often gather just offshore.


    After an hour or so of touring Napier from the comfort of your coach, you'll stop at the National Aquarium, an attraction exhibiting every imaginable species of marine life, including odd creatures that local fishermen have donated. There are displays of giant squid, living coral reefs, and tanks filled with seahorses, eels and fish indigenous to New Zealand.


    The National Aquarium even houses a variety of land animals, including kiwis and lizards such as the world's oldest tuatara hatched in captivity. Enjoy approximately 1 ½ hours to explore the aquarium at your leisure.


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    • Adult from: $91.41 NZD
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    DURATION 2 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Hawkes Bay Express

    Napier, New Zealand

    Duration 1 hr

    See the highlights of downtown Napier aboard the Hawkes Bay Express, a delightful and truly unique sightseeing train that travels through the streets instead of on traditional rails. ...
    See the highlights of downtown Napier aboard the Hawkes Bay Express, a delightful and truly unique sightseeing train that travels through the streets instead of on traditional rails. more...

    See the highlights of downtown Napier aboard the Hawkes Bay Express, a delightful and truly unique sightseeing train that travels through the streets instead of on traditional rails.


    Hop aboard the Hawkes Bay Express right at the pier and begin your journey through Napier, one of the most attractive cities in New Zealand. Your modern road train is styled like an old-fashioned steam train and inside you'll find a romantic, old-time atmosphere. Sit back and relax in the wide, comfortable seats and watch vibrant Napier come alive through the train's large windows.


    After the devastating earthquake and fire of 1931, Napier was completely rebuilt in the then-modern style of Art Deco. As a happy result, Napier boasts the world's largest concentration of Art Deco buildings, the majority of which have been restored to their original glory. Riding through the streets, you'll pass many of Napier's most iconic buildings, decorated with relief stucco ornaments in geometric patterns, sleek shapes and even Maori symbols. Of the 164 buildings constructed in Napier in the Art Deco style, 140 of them remain and they are truly inspiring.


    The Hawkes Bay Express also visits Napier's beautiful Bluff Hill, where the early settlers lived, and the old port village of Ahuriri.


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    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Hawkes Bay Wine Trail

    Napier, New Zealand

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Experience the distinct soils and unique climatic conditions combined with the expertise of local winemakers, and learn the key elements to producing ultra-premium wines in the Gimblett Gravels district. ...
    Experience the distinct soils and unique climatic conditions combined with the expertise of local winemakers, and learn the key elements to producing ultra-premium wines in the Gimblett Gravels district. more...

    Travel through the picturesque countryside to the Gimblett Gravels, an area which has become quite famous for its production of high quality wines. The very distinct soils and unique climatic conditions, together with the expertise of local winemakers, are key elements to producing ultra-premium wines in the Gimblett Gravels district representing 32 wineries and wine growers.


    Your tour includes a visit to Mission Estate Winery, Hawkes Bay's most iconic vineyard and New Zealand's oldest wine producer, established in 1851 by a group of French missionaries. Enjoy breathtaking views from the old seminary building set into the hills above Napier and the history as you walk through the cellar door. You’ll have an opportunity to sample the country’s most sought after wines at the Mission Estate and at one of the three local vineyards.


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    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Hawkes Bay Countryside

    Napier, New Zealand

    Duration 4 hrs

    Discover Hawke’s Bay countryside with visits to Wool World for demonstrations on sheep shearing and Te Mata Peak, where you’ll enjoy stunning panoramic views of Tuki Tuki River Valley. ...
    Discover Hawke’s Bay countryside with visits to Wool World for demonstrations on sheep shearing and Te Mata Peak, where you’ll enjoy stunning panoramic views of Tuki Tuki River Valley. more...

    Set on a large sheet station that has remained in the same family for generations, you’ll drive to Wool World, a well-established New Zealand brand for premium wool duvets and alpaca fur rugs. During your visit here you’ll find a farm display that includes demonstrations of shearing and sheep dog trails, as well as woolshed museum with displays of family history and mementos. Feel free to also take advantage of browsing the shop and finding high quality knitwear and some authentic New Zealand wool items available for purchase. You’ll be treated to Devonshire tea at one of the charming local cafés.


    Travel to the summit of Te Mata Peak where you’ll find unmatched panoramic views over the Tuki Tuki River Valley and onwards to the cities of Napier and Hastings. During summer and autumn months the area is up to three degrees Celsius warmer during the day; making this area of Hawke’s Bay it’s most unique.


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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Cape Kidnappers & Gannet Safari

    Napier, New Zealand

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Explore the largest and most accessible mainland nesting place of gannets in the world and breathtaking rugged coastlines views from the privately owned farm, Cape Kidnappers Station. ...
    Explore the largest and most accessible mainland nesting place of gannets in the world and breathtaking rugged coastlines views from the privately owned farm, Cape Kidnappers Station. more...

    Board a safari vehicle, sit back and enjoy a scenic drive along the coast as you make your way to Te Awanga and Cape Kidnappers Station. Arriving at Cape Kidnappers Station, a privately owned country farm, you’ll be driven over the rich farmland to within a few feet of the gannet sanctuary at Cape Kidnappers. As you cross river beds, broad rolling pastures, steep gullies and breathtaking inclines your guide will provide commentary about the area and life on this 4,500 acre farm.


    Cape Kidnappers itself is a dramatic peninsula at the southern end of Hawke's Bay and is the largest and most accessible mainland nesting place of gannets in the world. This is an excellent opportunity to view the gannets in their natural habitat. Enjoy a spectacular view of the rugged coastline from Hawke's Bay all the way north to Mahia Peninsula, from the brink of a cliff that rises 328 feet above the beach. For your enjoyment, afternoon tea will be served.


    You'll once more cross the countryside as you retrace your path back to Napier. Approaching the city, your route will take you along the Marine Parade, seeing the stately Norfolk Pines and traveling past such sites as the bronze statue of Pania of the Reef, the Tom Parker Fountain, Floral Clock, Soundshell and Marineland.


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    • Adult from: $277.32 NZD
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    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Art Deco Highlights

    Napier, New Zealand

    Duration 3 hrs

    Appreciate Napier from another angle when you discover its Art Deco style in and around the town. Stop for photos, enter two Art Deco buildings and see up close its eclectic mix on your walking tour. ...
    Appreciate Napier from another angle when you discover its Art Deco style in and around the town. Stop for photos, enter two Art Deco buildings and see up close its eclectic mix on your walking tour. more...

    Travel to the port where Napier was known to have begun, historic Ahuriri. In 1931, the towns of Hastings and Napier were severely rocked by an earthquake; it was this same earthquake that led to a unique rebuilding at the same time the Art Deco concept was flourishing in the U.S. and Europe. As a result, Napier is endowed with a splendid heritage of Art Deco buildings.


    Stop for photos at the National Tobacco Company Building, and from there it's on to Marewa, Napier's Art Deco suburb where you'll have an opportunity to view many of the unique private homes and gardens that comprise this charming neighborhood. Travel back along Marine Parade with its stately Norfolk Pine trees to the Art Deco Shop. Following an informative 20-minute film presentation, your local guide will lead you on a leisurely half-mile stroll through Napier's Art Deco Quarter where you’ll see up close its eclectic mix of 1920s and 1930s buildings in the Spanish Mission, Stripped Classical and, above all, Art Deco styles. Interior visits to the old AMP Building and the ASB Bank are also included in this guided walk.


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    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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*Prices vary by ship and sail date. See Terms & Conditions

NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.