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Hawkes Bay Express

100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 21 935 820
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This tour was fantastic. We were a birthday group with a range of ages from 20s to 70s and everyone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tamara P
Must Do Tour

Wonderful tour provided by husband and wife Will and Krysia. Napier is a fascinating town to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kb51ca
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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 2 weeks ago

This tour was fantastic. We were a birthday group with a range of ages from 20s to 70s and everyone really enjoyed it. We had a mix of locals and visitors and we all learnt a thing or two along the way. It was raining...More

Thank Tamara P
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello and thank you for your great review and allowing us to be part of your birthday celebrations. I enjoyed the tour myself as you have a fun bunch of friends and obviously very loyal coming from all over the world for your 21st ish...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful tour provided by husband and wife Will and Krysia. Napier is a fascinating town to visit and this tour No. 1.

Thank kb51ca
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello. Thank you for your wonderful review and I will pass on your comments to my wife. We wish you a great year and fun future travels. Kind regards Will & Krysia.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very friendly, informative, relaxed and enjoyable tour. Will and his wife were great hosts, making everyone feel comfortable throughout the tour. Great value for the money.

Thank Sharon O
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for such a great review of our tour. We wish you all the best for future travels and hope you enjoy them as much. Kind regards from Will & Krysia.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Make it this one. We were greeted by our host for the tour who introduced himself as Will, he was extremely welcoming, personable, and seemed genuinely interested and after chatting to him about where we were from, our plans etc, he informed us it might...More

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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you aboard and show off Napier to you. I wish you more adventures ahead and safe travels. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express Family.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great fun and very informative tour of the Art Deco buildings of the area. Will and his wife are wonderful hosts and share an ongoing commentary on the history of the area. The "train on tires" is beautifully done and very comfortable. The length of...More

1  Thank Kay P
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hello and thank you for such a wonderful review. We wish you many more adventures and safe travels. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express family.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

This three car train can carry 16 passengers per car. It is on rubber tires and the engine travels the roads and streets. It stops often for viewing the sights of this Art Deco town. The driver and his wife are perfect hosts and town...More

Thank Dale W D
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hello and thank you for your great comments and we wish you a wonderful English summer. Kind regards the Hawkes Bay Express Family.

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Well done to Will and the team from the Hawkes Bay Express. The effort and detail that has gone in to this outfit is truly amazing. This is a Napier must do. I would highly recommend putting this tour on the top of your bucket...More

Thank Ken S
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hello! Thank you for such a fantastic review of our service. We hope all your future travels are as enjoyable. All the best and kind regards the HBE family.

Reviewed 16 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 18 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 11 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

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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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.

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Wendy K
Hello I arrived on wed 26 July morning in Napier. What's the earliest time we could catch this ride in the afternoon ?
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
I am looking to book a tour, but I notice on the website and questions asked here the costs are not advertised. Could anyone please advise how much city tours are please. Many thanks
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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