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Hawkes Bay Express

#11 of 48 Tours in Napier
Napier, New Zealand
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About Hawkes Bay Express
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. 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. See you on board!
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Juan H wrote a review Aug 2020
Miami, Florida592 contributions86 helpful votes
This tour is very nice, is ok, you can see by yourself the Napier history and feel the very lovely art deco in a full expression
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Date of experience: September 2019
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John J wrote a review Apr 2020
Oakmont, Pennsylvania14 contributions7 helpful votes
This fun "train" picked us up right at our ship - how great is that! The tour was totally inclusive of the immediate area with commentary that really gave us a complete and interesting history through modern day. The stops along the way and opportunity to get off in town and walk back to the ship were perfect. All in all something you really want to do when in this area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express
Responded Apr 14, 2020
Hello, thank you for your wonderful comments. I hope we all get a chance to travel freely again and all the best to you and your family. Kind regards Will & Krysia.
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Phil N Robbie M wrote a review Apr 2020
Toowoomba, Australia63 contributions20 helpful votes
A great way to start your visit to the 'Art Deco Capital' of New Zealand. Informative & interesting, with just the right balance of humour thrown in to Will's commentary. As a local lad through & through, Will's passion for all things about Napier & Hawkes Bay is infectious. Both Will and his Wife Krysia are helpful and obliging to help you get the most out of your time on his hand-built "Mid-Life Crisis" Tourism Train and help encourage you to make the most of you time in Napier & Hawkes Bay region.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express
Responded Apr 13, 2020
Hello and thank you for your great review and the time taken to do so. All the best to you and your family at a very strange time for the world. Keep safe. Kind regards Will & Krysia
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dmcclung wrote a review Mar 2020
League City, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
An absolutely wonderful street train ride. The train is gorgeous and rides well. The engineer is from Napier so he’s a local, informative and fun. Great introduction into this perfect size town. Ride has several stops and is very informative. Loved it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Hello and thank you for a wonderfully worded review. All the best for 2020. Kind regards Will & Krysia
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Robin W wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
A very informative & interesting tour of Napier. The history was fascinating! Well done to Will & his wife. A very professional outfit.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Hello, thank you for your kind words and thrilled you enjoyed your tour with us. All the best for uncertain times and future times. Kind regards Will & Krysia
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