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Hawkes Bay Express

100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 21 935 820
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A unique and clever idea what you can do with a farm tractor, and the carriages were beautifully... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
liserief
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Fun Way to Get to Know Napier

Napier is a very cool, fun, small beach city along the lovely east coast of the Northern Island of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 most attractive cities in New Zealand or take a sightseeing tour of the region. 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. If you have a large group book a private sightseeing tour around the region or even a beer appreciation tour to 3 venues. The options are endless. See you on board!
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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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100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A unique and clever idea what you can do with a farm tractor, and the carriages were beautifully presented. Witty and very informative commentary. Highly recommend this experience to Napier's visitors.

Thank liserief
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello and thank you for your great review. We wish you a great 2018 and many wonderful adventures in the future. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 1 week ago

Napier is a very cool, fun, small beach city along the lovely east coast of the Northern Island of New Zealand. The Hawke's Bay Express is a beautifully hand crafted train engine and luxurious cars, designed and built by a local farmer and his wife,...More

Thank Travelhappy90
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your great descriptive review. My wife and I wish you a wonderful 2018 and hope it is full of fun adventures. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of my Grand Pacific Tour holiday I was lucky enough to have this tour included in the itinerary. It was excellent. Informative and a great way to see Napier through the eyes of a local. A very enthusiastic and personable local at that....More

Thank Heather H
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you for that, we love delivering the tours and to get such feedback just makes all the hard work worth while. All the best for 2018. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous tour on this charming 'train". Very comfortable, informative, inexpensive in comparison to some tours. Great views, Maritime Museum. Unique experience. Do not miss this one!!!

Thank Marilyn B
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your excellent review of your tour with us. I hope 2018 brings only great things for you and your family. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be picked up at the dockside was a big bonus for me as by this time on our cruise I had done enough walking. To see the town by this mode was wonderful. We just sat back in a gleaming and most comfortable carriage...More

Thank Frances J
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your glowing review of your tour with us. We hope your Cruise around New Zealand was a great experience, all the best for future travels and 2018. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to see Napier! The train is a unique creation by a local farming father and son team. The son and his wife were our tour guides. The tour was full of local history and humor. It is a must do when in Napier.

Thank Janice K
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your great review, all the best for the festive season and future travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This was a friendly, informative and very comfortable way to see Napier. We have been to Napier previously & had done the walking tour around the City centre so wanted to see more of the surrounding area & this was perfect. Thank you to Will...More

Thank Eastie_9
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are thrilled you enjoyed the tour. Merry Christmas and safe travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This family run business does a great job. The train and carriages are in perfect condition. The commentary is friendly, lively and informative. A must do in Napier.

Thank David_Busoli
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hello and thank you for your great comments. We wish you a great festive season and all the best for 2018. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 5 December 2017

What a wonderful attraction, great fun, wonderful commentary, good for all ages, allowed you to see Napier a very nice place to visit ,The Owner Driver was very informative and a great deal of fun highly recommend to Young and Old

Thank Janice M
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hello and thank you for your great review, I hope all your travels were shone apon and all the best for the festive season. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Napier as it is and as it was! A very comfortable way to travel on the Hawkes Bay Express to hear and see the "before and after" story and enjoy the Art Deco buildings with an amusing commentator.

Thank Pithypat
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. We wish you settled weather in NSW and fun 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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Wendy K
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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Wendy K
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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