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GENTLE ANNIE & HAWKES BAY

5 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour.

This 5-day journey takes us to the heart of the Rangitikei Region before we head East to the sunny Hawkes Bay.

 

Beginning on the Kapiti Coast we journey to the New Zealand Army Museum and then onwards to the gumboot capital of New Zealand, Taihape, a humble and hardworking community, where we enjoy our first night.

 

As we travel over the remote hill country from Taihape to Napier, the road swiftly plunges into a spectacular gorge of the Rangitikei River, where the Springvale Suspension Bridge resides.  We view picturesque high-country sheep stations and tussock lands that reward us with views of the volcanoes of the Central Plateau.

 

We take a journey back in time as we learn of the history of Napier Prison, including visiting the cells, quarry, hanging yard, and cemetery (you might even hear about one of the many ghosts haunting the prison), as well as The Faraday Centre in Napier, a place of discovery and where history comes alive through hands on experience.

 

While in Napier we enjoy the history that makes Napier what it is.  Enjoy street after street of stunning and beautifully restored Art Deco buildings which have made Napier famous as one of the most complete collections of Art Deco buildings in the world.  We enjoy stunning Hawkes Bay wineries, The Marine Parade Gardens on Napier’s foreshore which were created after the 1931 earthquake. Rubble from destroyed buildings was used to reclaim the land from the sea.  To top it all off we end with a fabulous mystery tour of the Hawkes Bay, where you get to meet locals and culminating with a delicious Farewell Lunch, before we leave this beautiful region behind and head home. 

Departs 31 January 2021

from $2,495 per person twin share (single supplement available)

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk up Mount Stewart

  • Take a journey on the Gentle Annie

  • Tour Napier Prison

  • Church Road Winery Tour

  • Visit New Zealand’s only Winery Museum

  • Visit Mission Estate Winery

  • Faraday Centre (Hawkes Bay’s Museum of Technology)

  • Enjoy lunch in the Sunken Gardens

  • Visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand

  • Napier Botanical Gardens

  • Marine Parade Gardens

  • Explore New Zealand Army Museum

  • Fully hosted by a YOURTravel host

  • Premium & boutique accommodation 

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated on our itinerary

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17a Maclean St, Paraparaumu Beach,

Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand

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