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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

This totally off-the-rails (as in a nice, big train-styled road tram) service picked us all up at the cruise ship terminal. Once loaded (on the tram, that is), we departed for a family-run excursion into Napier's local stomping grounds. This is a family-owned business and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello and thank you for the most in-depth review. I wish you well with all future travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 5 days ago

This land train has been lovingly restored with great attention to detail. Will is as enthusiastic to impart his knowledge of local history as he is to show off his town. An easy and interesting way to explore.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patricia G
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello. Thank you for your time in reviewing us. I hope you have a great year and many more adventures. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not only an informative tour in a smart 'train' but amusing commentary as well. Can highly recommend it for anybody visiting Napier.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello and thank you very much for your review. We wish you a great 2019 and safe travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing tour around Napier, very friendly bubbly personality. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Napier

Date of experience: March 2019
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello and many thanks for your great review. All the best for future travels and adventures. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour around Napier, with a very informative and amusing commentary by Will. Amazing mode of transport !

Date of experience: March 2019
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your great review. All the best for your travels and a safe return to sunny UK. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 1 week ago

This road train has been restored with love and attention to detail. Our driver, Will, enthusiastically informed passengers of town's history. His passion for the archiving of history and conservation projects was a delight and very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patricia G
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your wonderful comments. All the best for future travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to sign up for this as a Azamara shore excursion after reading all the reviews here on Trip Advisor. So glad we did! Will and his lovely wife met us at the ship and the train was gorgeous, there were also a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for such a great review, it truly makes a great difference to us and we appreciated your time to do so very much. All the best for 2019 and future travels, kind regards Will

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this tour from a Royal Caribbean cruise. It was a wonderful slow tour around town which provided lots of time to get history and stories about Napier. It went to the top of the hill overlooking the town and that was a great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments. All the best for 2019 and any future travels. Kinds Will

Reviewed February 16, 2019

we took this as a cruise ship excursion. It was a lovely way to see the town. Went all over the town with a local guide who is passionate about his hometown. Made a few interesting stops to learn about the local history and see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Hello and thank you for such a great review, we are thrilled you enjoyed the tour as much as we enjoy doing the tours. We wish you a great 2019 and hopefully many more adventures. Kind regards Will

Reviewed February 9, 2019

We weren’t sure what to expect with this train tour..it was booked from Australia on line. However, it was fabulous. Picked up at the ship in Napier Port and boarded the amazing wooden train built by the owner and his dad. It was spotlessly clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Hello and thank you very much for such a glowing review. It makes a huge difference when potential clients can read about how highly rated the tour is by previous clients. Thank you again and I wish you a great 2019 and hopefully many more...More

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Jon L
November 5, 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
June 26, 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
June 26, 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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