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Hawkes Bay Express

100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 21 935 820
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A wonderful experience

This was a friendly, informative and very comfortable way to see Napier. We have been to Napier... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eastie_9
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Brisbane
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Excellent tour

This family run business does a great job. The train and carriages are in perfect condition. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David_Busoli
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Florence, Italy
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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: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a friendly, informative and very comfortable way to see Napier. We have been to Napier previously & had done the walking tour around the City centre so wanted to see more of the surrounding area & this was perfect. Thank you to Will...More

Thank Eastie_9
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are thrilled you enjoyed the tour. Merry Christmas and safe travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This family run business does a great job. The train and carriages are in perfect condition. The commentary is friendly, lively and informative. A must do in Napier.

Thank David_Busoli
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello and thank you for your great comments. We wish you a great festive season and all the best for 2018. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful attraction, great fun, wonderful commentary, good for all ages, allowed you to see Napier a very nice place to visit ,The Owner Driver was very informative and a great deal of fun highly recommend to Young and Old

Thank Janice M
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your great review, I hope all your travels were shone apon and all the best for the festive season. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Napier as it is and as it was! A very comfortable way to travel on the Hawkes Bay Express to hear and see the "before and after" story and enjoy the Art Deco buildings with an amusing commentator.

Thank Pithypat
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. We wish you settled weather in NSW and fun future travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We had to book this trip as a shore excursion before we boarded our cruise ship, but because of all of the wonderful reviews we'd read we knew that it would a great tour of Napier and it was. We booked the 11.00am tour which...More

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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hello and thank you for such a great review, thrilled you enjoyed it and we wish you many more adventures including better hamburgers. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

A great way to hear and see a bit of Napier's history. Awesome for children and adults. Leaves from isite, so easy to find. Highly recommended.More

Thank Crakas
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for a great review of our tour and we are thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Just to let you and other know with the coming 2017-2018 season we will only be available through group bookings and cruise ship shore excursions booked through...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 27 June 2017

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 6 June 2017

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 7 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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 7 June 2017

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

1  Thank FlawlessStevy
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

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.

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Jon L
6 November 2017|
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express | Property representative |
Hello Jon, Thank you very much for your email and enquiry. I am just updating our website. For cruise passengers: If you are coming to Napier on a cruise ship you need to book through the cruise ship as our tours have... 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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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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