PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Your Tour would love to host you on a sightseeing tour of Hawke’s Bay. We are locals; committed to giving you a high quality, quintessential Hawke’s Bay experience. Join us on a private tour that encompasses a selection of the most popular sights and experiences for visitors to our region. Alternatively, if ‘popular sights & experiences’ is not for you, choose the Hidden Gems’ tour for an insider’s perspective of the Bay.

 

Browse the FOUR options below and select the tour that is right for you. We pride ourselves on our willingness & flexibility to cater to our customer’s specific interests. Any of these tours can be altered to allow for an itinerary that better reflects your requirements. Just ask!

Option One – SIGHTSEER SHOWCASE

Pre-Planned Itinerary

 

Full-Day only: scenic, winery, public art and the retail outlets of two quality NZ-sourced products.
Morning/Afternoon tea & snacks included
For Full-Day option, lunch at own cost
1-6 passengers / Larger tours by request

Are you time-poor or just wanting someone else to do the planning for you? This tour has been created by the team at Your Tour, to give you a well-balanced experience that mixes sightseeing with two winery visits. Choose this option and create lasting memories of your time spent in this stunning province.

 

  • Explore the highlights of Marine Parade & Ahuriri, Napier.
  • View Napier from the scenic look-out, Bluff Hill.
  • Visit the retail outlet of a local sheepskin tannery. A range of high-grade sheepskin products is available for purchase. *
  • Taste a selection of wines at two Hawke’s Bay wineries, renowned for their award-winning wines & friendly cellar-door experience. *
  • Visit Arataki Honey where you can learn about bees, purchase bee related merchandise; and sample & purchase a variety of honey. *
  • Enjoy lunch at a restaurant or cafe selected by Your Tour for its quality & commitment to using predominantly locally &/or New Zealand sourced foods.
  • Marvel at the view from the iconic Hawke’s Bay landmark; Te Mata Peak.

 

*Overseas shipping available. Conditions may apply.

Option Two – HAWKE’S BAY MY WAY

Fully Customised Tour

 

Full-Day & Half-Day options.
Morning/Afternoon tea & snacks included
For Full-Day option, lunch at own cost
1-6 passengers / Larger tours by request

If you would like significant input into the places you visit & the sights you see, this option is for you. You might already know of, or had recommended to you, the places in Hawke’s Bay that you simply must see.

 

Share these with us and then leave it to Your Tour to plan an itinerary that includes your suggestions, seamlessly blended with some other ‘must-sees’ en route. Choose up to SIX experiences for a Full-Day tour & THREE for a Half-Day tour.

 

Please note that while we will endeavour to include as many of your selections as possible, the time required or travelling distance might limit our ability to include all.

Option Three – HIDDEN GEMS

Insider’s Hawke’s Bay

 

Full-Day & Half-Day options.
Morning/Afternoon tea & snacks included
For Full-Day option, lunch at own cost
1-6 passengers / Larger tours by request

This tour is for you if you like to view a place through a slightly different lens – if you enjoy exploring some of the hidden haunts and quiet, quirky quarters frequented mainly by locals. Venture off the well-beaten tourist track. Discover & experience some authentic Hawke’s Bay ‘treasures’ that seldom feature on a standard Hawke’s Bay sightseeing itinerary.


At the conclusion of the Full-Day tour, you will have:

 

  • Visited some sites that are of local historical & cultural significance
  • Enjoyed stunning Hawke’s Bay scenery – photo opportunities abound!
  • Sampled some Bay beverages, and the products/produce of a selection of local food artisans and growers.
  • Explored some shops that sell innovative & quality products with a distinct Hawke’s Bay/New Zealand vibe
  • Viewed a selection of art (the type/medium selected by you) that is of relevance or significance to this region
  • Heard some of the local stories: folklore; the plans; the success stories; the challenges and the issues & had your questions answered.
  • Additional Options: This tour could also include aspects of rural Hawke’s Bay, or have a complete rural focus. Please mention this in the ‘Comments’ box when making your enquiry.

 

If the Hidden Gems’ tour appeals to you but you want another aspect included, or to remove one or more that you know won’t interest you, remember – it’s Your Tour, so it’s possible! Please mention your preferences in the ‘Comments’ box when making your enquiry.

Option Four – COASTAL MEANDER

Explore the coastline

 

Full-Day & Half-Day options.
Morning/Afternoon tea & snacks included
For Full-Day option, lunch at own cost
1-6 passengers / Larger tours by request

Hawke’s Bay has a long coastline with plenty of tantalizing scenic and sensory treats for visitors along its winding course. Let us help you to explore it! As we follow the coast, we will stop en route at places of interest, where you will learn something of our local history and legend. You will also have an opportunity to view some of our local buildings and structures of significance and to learn the stories behind them. Enjoy all of this, and more, while savoring the fresh Hawke’s Bay sea air!

 

At the conclusion of the Full -Day tour, you will have:

 

  • Walked part of our Coastal Walkway, viewing some interesting buildings, public art, shops (perhaps!) and sea-side action along the way
  • Observed the lay of the land & coast-line from a high vantage point
  • Visited some sites, on or near the coastline, that are of local historical & cultural significance
  • Refreshed with a snack & drink from a café, or site, with a coastal aspect
  • Learned of some local sea-based legend
  • Enjoyed our stunning Hawke’s Bay coastal scenery
  • Sampled wine from a selection of coastal wineries
  • Had a swim – if desired
  • Additional Options: This tour could also include a walk around the Ahuriri Estuary and/or a visit to one or more local beaches. Please mention this in the ‘Comments’ box when making your enquiry.

 

Does this sound like your sort of tour? Bring your walking shoes, and perhaps your swimming costume, and join us on the Coastal Meander.

View our other Tour pages for additional Half-Day & Full-Day tours that include sightseeing.

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