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“Well done Frank”
Review of Frankly Tours

Frankly Tours
Ranked #1 of 33 Food & Drink in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Frankly Tours specializes in daily tours of selected Hawke's Bay boutique wineries, craft breweries and artisan food producers. Hawke's Bay is regarded as the food and wine basket of New Zealand with a rich and diverse selection of produce in agriculture, viticulture and horticulture.Frankly Tours NZ Ltd is owned and operated by Hawke's Bay local Frank Heuser, a proud 5th generation kiwi. ​With 30 years experience in the Hawke's Bay wine Industry, hospitality and tourism, Frank is a well known personality within the wine, beer and artisan food producer families of Hawke's Bay. With his knowledge, contacts and personable style Frank is proud to share all that is wonderful about Hawke's Bay . `Quite frankly, it's about showing new friends around the area I love - the people, the producers and our beautiful region.'
Reviewed 1 August 2018

As an Adult group , we were looking for something different to do whilst in Napier , after perusing all the Information , Frankly Tours , just stood out , We are so glad that Frank was our Choice , Although one of our party was a non Drinker and mobility challenged Frank assured us that he would give us a tour for all , and this he did , form the time he picked us up ( Prompt to, and with a Smile ) our Day with Frank was full of fun, enjoyable , non stressed , and his entertaining Knowledgeable banter about Hawks Bay was top notch , He never new that in His passenger list on Board was Wine Buff , Inbound Tour operator , Top Music Artist ( ABBY Christo ) amongst the Group , even when this evolved his manner never changed , ( Just the same Old Frank ) well not that old , we visited many Vineyard's , most picked ( I was led to believe) after chatting to the Group , ,I even got to go to a Vineyard that had Port , my Favourite , Would we do another Tour with Frankly Tours ?? , MOST DEFONATELY , and Frank would be our man , Cost ; Priced to meet the Market , and well worth it we got more that what we paid for , if you take into consideration , Time ; Full day , Travel Distance , Food ( A plater was organised by Frank ) his time and knowledge , A SAFE Vehicle , not overcrowded , and the list goes on . Thanks Frank from all of us ,hope to meet up again some time .

Thank grumps2_11
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Grumps, thank you for writing such a lovely review to know that you enjoyed your tour. It was a pleasure meeting you all and learning of your backgrounds. I enjoyed the conversations. I look forward to hosting you again upon your return to Hawke's Bay and introduce you to other hidden gems that secretly produce port :) cheers Frank

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Frank was incredibly knowledgable about the area and the history of wine, and more importantly just seemed like such a nice person. We did the half day tour (with 4 vineyards I think), took lunch at Ash Ridge (a necessary and delicious snack about halfway through) and finished at a local brewery. This final stop wasn’t at all what we were expecting but we loved it, and I’d recommend a plate of chips along with the beer tasting platter.

Can’t imagine there are many better tours in Hawkes bay.

Thank Chris P
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Chris thank you for the lovely review it was a pleasure meeting you and highlighting 4 wineries and a brewery with a plate of chips :) on the half day tour. Cheers Frank

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend, cousin and I did a half day wine tour with Frank and it was a really great day. All the staff at the winereries were really friendly and knowledgable in beautuful locations. Frank's tour was well organised and he was very approachable and easy to get along with. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Sam A
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi Sam thank you for reviewing your experience on the half day tour. It was a pleasure meeting you all and knowing that you enjoyed the tour. Cheers Frank

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Frank was knowledgeable, friendly and relaxed. The wine tour was perfect for our girls weekend. Awesome selection of wineries and beautiful scenery, combined with Frank's perfect hosting meant we had a fantastic day.

Thank JodyB1327
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Jody, thank you for reviewing, it was indeed a pleasure to have met you all and guide you through a slice of beautiful region. Cheers Frank

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We have been travelling the North Island of NZ and we couldn't go past all the wonderful reviews of Frankly Tours on here. Frank did not disappoint and our half day tour was the best part of our stay in Napier! My wife and I had never done wine tasting...Frank gave us newbies some tips and helped us to get the most out of the experience whilst enjoying ourselves. We visited four different wineries and a brewery. It is very evident that Frank is well respected within the industry and had so much knowledge to share with us about the history of the area as well as the wines. To top off the day he also gifted us 2 souvenir glasses. Thank you again!

Thank Mitchell C
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Mitchell thank you for the lovely review and in knowing that your first wine tour was a highlight during your stay in Hawke's Bay. It was a pleasure meeting you both, as per a biblical quote 'wine is life', I therefore trust that the mystery of wine will become part of your life too! :)
Cheers Frank

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