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Napier Countryside and Private Home Visit
Destination:

Port/City: Napier, New Zealand

Activity Type:
Sustainable Tours

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*139.00 USD (Adult)
*139.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
  

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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Shore Excursions
Napier Countryside and Private Home Visit - NR97

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Puketapu with its lovely rolling hills and picturesque valleys is quintessential Hawke's Bay countryside at its best, and what better way of exploring it than with local resident Hamish Prins. Hamish, who knows the countryside like the back of his hand, has seen all the land-use changes over the past four decades from sheep farming to the recent development of organic vineyards and orchards. From the ship, you will be driven through the picturesque Hawkes Bay countryside to a boutique winery that produces splendid organic wines. Here you will participate in a wine tasting, then be driven through the Puketapu and Dartmoor countryside where you will view the horticulture, farming, and wine growing regions. There will also be an opportunity to visit a historic local church and learn its history and significance to the local community. Now you'll meet Hamish and his wife Diane as you visit their home and beautifully landscaped garden, called Horsford Downs. Light refreshments are served in this park-like setting, and there will be time to wander around the garden and adjoining organic orchard. Leaving Horsford Downs, relax for a scenic drive back to Napier via Taradale, with spectacular views of the Heretaunga Plains and the Hawkes Bay coastline. Keep your eyes peeled for the immense, 18-foot-tall wood carving sculpted by chainsaw.

Highlights:
• Visit the beautifully maintained home and gardens of Hamish and Diane Prins.
• Experience the breathtaking beauty of Puketapu.
• Enjoy light refreshments in a garden setting at Horsford Downs.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass Card
• Photo ID
• Camera
• Credit Card/Cash

What to Wear:
• Comfortable clothing and shoes

Important Notes:
• Guests must be 18 years of age or older to consume alcohol.
• Bring cash or credit cards for additional purchases.
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