Taste of Hawke's Bay: Strawberry Patch, Chocolatier & Winery
Napier, New Zealand
- Strawberry Patch Farm: Drive through scenic orchards and vineyards for a taste of all-natural fruit ice cream made with fresh strawberries grown and picked at the patch.
- Silky Oak Chocolate Company: Indulge in complimentary, hand-made treats as you hear about the chocolate-making process and explore the "Thru the Ages" Chocolate Museum.
- Winery tour: Raise a glass to one of the region's reputable wineries as you enjoy a tasting. Expert vintners point out each wine's finer attributes and winemaking methods.
- Napier Art Deco: Pass through Napier's city center and marvel at the ornate buildings created in the bold, geometric shapes and vivid colors of the Art Deco style of the 1930.
About This Napier Tour
New Zealand's best-kept secrets can be found in Hawke's Bay on the east coast of the country's North Island. And many of those secrets are delicious.
The Mediterranean-like climate in this part of the country produces a cornucopia of tasty treasures. Its mild weather is conducive to growing fresh fruits and vegetables like you'll find at the Strawberry Patch. The pleasant temps are also advantageous for vineyards. Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's oldest wine region, producing award-winning wines for over a century. Three decadent, hand-made treats complete your tasting tour at the Silky Oak Chocolate Company. Lucky you – this area is renowned for a wide variety of artisan producers.
The region holds a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The seaport city of Napier on Hawke's Bay underwent an amazing rebirth after a devastating earthquake in 1931. Rebuilding itself in the popular Art Deco style of the 1930s, and with restoration through the decades, the city is one of the best-preserved Art Deco towns in the world.
So sit back, enjoy the ride, and let Hawke's Bay's secrets unfold before you as you taste and sip the offerings from this bountiful land.
Out of the rubble, a city is reborn
A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale levelled the seaport city of Napier on February 3, 1931. Most of the buildings in the town center were destroyed and hundreds of lives were lost. But Napier didn't stay down for long. Decorative buildings were erected with bold geometric shapes in the modern style distinct to Art Deco.
Your guide will meet you on your ship's pier. Please look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
Cruise ship travelers: You may purchase wine and take it to the ship but check the ship's individual policy - you may be able to take it to your cabin or you may have security hold it to be returned to you at the end of the cruise.
Must be able to walk approximately 0.25 mile over varying terrain with some inclines and steps. Tour is accessible for Travelers with walkers and wheelchairs.
Food & Wine, Family Friendly, Scenic, Shopping, Bus Tour
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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