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 2 May 2021
from $2,495 per person twin share (single supplement available)
Explore New Zealand Army Museum
Walk up Mount Stewart in Taihape
Journey over the Gentle Annie Route to Hawkes Bay
Tour of the Historic Napier Prison
Visit & Dinner at Award Winning Mission Estate Winery
Art Deco City Tour
Faraday Centre (Hawkes Bay Museum of Technology)
Fabulous Mystery Tour exploring Hawkes Bay with award winning Food Writer Juliett Harbutt
Farewell Lunch at Juliett’s home