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Frankly Tours

Napier, New Zealand
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About Frankly Tours
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.'
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being picked up from the airport upon arrival was the beginning of a truly superb day! We booked the full day wine tour with Frank and boy did he impress. With an array of 6 vineyards and a brewery to finish, a mixture of boutique...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KennethW2081
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kenny, thank you for the fantastic review! It was a pleasure meeting you both for a full day tour, knowing that you enjoyed it. Yes, visit HB again and I will introduce you to some more hidden gems. Cheers Frank 🍷

Reviewed 1 week ago

Frank's tour far exceeded our expectations. A great range of vineyards with a wealth of knowledge to match. The beer tasting at the end was a perfect way to top off the day. Frank's a legend!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Aidan0072
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Aidan, thank you for reviewing your experience! It was a pleasure to have you onboard, the group was legendary! Cheers Frank 🍷

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We completed a tour with Frank as part of our Honeymoon trip in August. The whole process from start to finish was effortless. Frank has a great sense of humour and is an absolute expert in his field. I would highly recommend this day out...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Meadbh86
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Meadbh86, thank you for your lovely feedback and review. It was a pleasure hosting you both as part of your honeymoon to NZ. All the very best and look after each other! Look forward to your return upon an anniversary or such. Cheers and...More

Reviewed July 8, 2019

What a brilliant afternoon we had with Frank! His knowledge and contacts are exceptional. We had a great time visiting some of the historic and popular (Mission) and also smaller (Moana Park) wineries. He blended facts with contemporary comment. We had a great time and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kath P
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

Hi Kath, thank you for your lovely review and feedback of your experience. It was a pleasure meeting you both, enjoy your remaining time in NZ. Cheers Frank

Reviewed July 6, 2019

This was one of our most enjoyable and memorable land tours during our New Zealand cruise in November 2018. Frank was a fun guy to travel with. He has worked in the wine business for many years before he started his tour company. His pleasant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JobeeMom
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Hi JobeeMom, Thank you for such a lovely review and photos of your Napier visit and tour experience 9 months ago! it was a pleasure guiding you for a taste of Hawke's Bay, you were all fun too! Perhaps you will return one day and...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Thanks to Frank for such a great afternoon. We inquired very last minute and were lucky to be accommodated. Frank was super friendly and a great, knowledgeable guide. An afternoon of wine, snacks, stories, capped off with beer - great day. The wines were all...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nick_o_Tim
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Hi Nick, Thank you for reviewing your afternoon experience. It was a pleasure meeting you and guiding you through a wee taste of Hawke's Bay. Enjoy your remaining travels in NZ. Cheers Frank

Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Hi Frank. Thanks for an amazing tour. Great sense of humor from the get go. Your wine knowledge and wine pouring was superb. You need to recount the Oak trees though for the homewood bound trip,haha. On that note Country road....take me home....to the place...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LisaF4851
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your review and recommendations. Yes well, a recount maybe required, wouldn't count on google! :) great to know you enjoyed the flashbacks! perhaps you could relive those flashbacks upon your return to Napier one day! :) cheers Frank

Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Had such an amazing time! Frank was really knowledgeable about Hawke’s bay and also wine. Went to four beautiful wineries and finished at one of the best breweries I’ve been too. Would highly recommend! The platters were really good too!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AshJul
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Hi Ash, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and tour. Yes, beer is rather refreshing after 4 wineries :) all the best and cheers Frank 🍺

Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Such a fun day! I’ve grown up in Hawke’s Bay my whole life & Frank taught us a lot of history about our own home (& wine) that we never even knew. Lots of laughs & some great tastings. Would highly recommend 😊

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Biancayuill
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Hi Bianca, thank you for your recommendation and review. It is a great sense of satisfaction to know that HB locals learn something new about their home region whilst on tour. Cheers Frank 🍷

Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

So glad that I got onto this tour as I visited vineyards that I would never have known about otherwise. Four phenomenal vineyards, great hosts, wines, settings and even platters in some. We then visited a micro-brewery for a flight of beers. This tour is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RhiGri
FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

Hi RhiGri, thank you for such a lovely review detailing your experience and feedback. I too was 'glad' you were onboard knowing that you enjoyed the tour. Enjoy your remaining travels in NZ with many more highlights. Cheers Frank 🍷

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Response from Adrienne M | Reviewed this property |
Prices vary and are listed on his website (see link above). You can opt for a full day (approx 7h) or a half day (approx 4h). Frank picks you up and drops you off.
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