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What to do at Napier & Hawke's Bay

Takaro Trails - Cycle the Vineyards

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Great for
  • Adventure
  • Food & wine

With routes catering for all levels of fitness, cycling in Hawke's Bay is really easy - trails are predominantly flat and cycling is on trails rather than roads. guided options include visits to some of the most popular vineyards in the region, Austravel recommends the 16km trail to Havelock North and the Cape Coast, visiting 7 wineries on the way. Self guided bike hire is also available.

Private guided tour from £172 per adult

Please Note: Tour includes bike hire and safety helmet, transfers to and from the i-Site at Napier or Hastings, plus riding instructions with map and water bottle. Wine tastings must be paid for locally.

Twilight Odyssey Dinner

a plate of food and a glass of wine
Great for
  • Food & wine

Experience Hawke’s Bay at its best with this progressive three course meal across some of New Zealand’s top winery restaurants. Start your evening at a boutique brewery before participating in a wine tasting, indulge in gourmet platters and enjoy a Champagne sunset on Te Mata Peak. Complete your meal at New Zealand’s oldest winery, the Mission Estate.

VIP Platinum Twilight Odyssey from £191 per adult

Also available: Half Day Tour - Wine and Gourmet Odyssey from £65 per adult

Please Note: Wine and Gourmet Odyssey departs at 1pm and includes wine tasting at 4 to 5 wineries. VIP Platinum Twilight Odyssey includes progressive 3 course meal and departs at 5.30pm.

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