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Hawkes Bay Express

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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All reviews road train hawkes bay informative commentary husband and wife team unique tour cruise ship new zealand excellent tour unique experience art deco great fun a lot of fun beautiful town local history devastating earthquake surrounding area highly recommend this tour
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Hawke’s Bay Road Express was recommended to us by Norwegian Jewel our cruise ship. We were impressed right from the start as the beautiful road train was waiting at the shipping port much to our surprise . Will and his wife made us most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carole_sattler
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best & most informative tram tour we have taken of a city. The tram, built by the owner/guide and his father is lovely & comfortable. The tour coved Napier, the Art Deco architecture, the suburban view point and all the history of the town &...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda B
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful description of our tour. We are thrilled you enjoyed it so much. I hope all you wish for comes to you in 2019. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour through our ship, the Sea Princess, and it was the most amazing and unique tour we did on our cruise around New Zealand. The Choo Choo train has been beautifully crafted from scratch by Will and Kit and their family and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank roseberrycat
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello and thank you very much for such a great review, Dad will be chuffed. All the best for 2019 and future travels and again many thanks. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the Hawke's Bay Express as an excursion option through our Viking cruise and loved this fun experience! The train takes you through town, up to a vantage point for perspective and photos, and down to the old Customs House for an extremely interesting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AltGirlTX
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for such a delightful and in-depth review. All the best to you and your family for the year ahead and future adventures. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Hawkes Bay Express experience. Will and Kit provided great commentary. Very friendly and professional tour.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank youngsharonsy
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your great review. We wish you a happy new year and an excellent year ahead. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this tour. Not sure but it appears you can only book through your ship. . Great way to get a quick overview of Napier New Zealand downtown area. Slow moving train like vehicle takes you down and impressive cityscape of art deco...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 949richp
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your great comments and taking the time to review us. All the best for 2019 and all that it might bring. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The superb attention to detail of this experience earns our highest praise. The train itself is a testimony to high craftsmanship... with Conductor Will and his assisting wife in periodic costumes ensuring our comfort. Will's narrative is fact-filled laced with humor. The trip itself went...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GrandTour826406
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your fabulous review. We wish you a fantastic 2019 and all the best with your foundation work. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended - one of my favourite days. A brilliant way to see Napier with amusing and entertaining commentary.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We wish you all the best for 2019 and many fun & safe adventures. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leisurely tour of Napier and extremely informative. Good views for everyone and accessible with comfortable seating. Tour guide was entertaining and well prepared.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jim_mcdonald
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jim, thank you for your great review and taking the time to submit it. All the best for the New year and beyond. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently visited Hawkes Bay on a cruise & booked the Hawkes Bay Express. was a lovely experience on this beautiful train lovingly built by the owner operator. Very informative ride through the Bay.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank josie12018
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your very kind comments. All the best for the festive season and future travels. Kind regards Will

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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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wendykohke
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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wendykohke
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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