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Hawkes Bay Express

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See the highlights of Hawke's Bay aboard the award winning Hawke's Bay Express, a delightful and truly unique sightseeing train that travels on road. Hop aboard the family built and run Hawkes Bay Express and begin your journey through one of the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Marine Parade | Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 21 935 820
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Hawkes Bay Express is a family business with the train made by Will, his Dad and curtains by his Mum. The train travels on the road to different points of interest in Napier and Will's commentary is not to be missed with the humour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer T
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello and thank you for your great comments and review. I will tell Dad, he will be chuffed. All the best for the festive season and beyond. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great way to see the city of Napier in detail. The commentary is excellent. The pace is just right, some may say slow, but you need time to absord the Art Deco visuals and the explanations.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fish1940
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review. You are our 300th Excellent review, we are very proud of that. All the best for future travels and adventures. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our tour of Napier when we were cruising on Ovation of the Seas. This a family owned business and they are wonderful! The train was actually built by the family. They take a lot of pride in their business and offered an excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gsotravel
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us and your very kind words. We wish you a great Christmas and many fun future travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour ,,,The driver has intimate knowledge of the area.He is also very witty with good communication skills and a brilliant sense of humour...........Highly recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lindy G
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your great review of our service. We have lots of fun doing the tours and hope the rest of your holiday was as enjoyable. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this informative and well presented tour of Napier conducted by very hospitable family run business. Pride in their business shines through.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark S
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review of your tour with us. We hope you had a great holiday and have made a safe return home to loved ones. All the best for future travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This family operate “train” could really give you best tour experience. Operation run by the owner who share his love of the city and the people in it. He told us about how the people of hawk bay adapt to the changes of the city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MintNop
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hello and thank you for your kind words. We wish you a wonderful festive season and with many happy holidays ahead. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I along with my elderly parents took this informative train tour around Napier. The train is really well done and the narration was very informative. This tour was great for my parents who have mobility issues. They were able to enjoy this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hello and thank you for bringing your family on tour with us. We are thrilled you all enjoyed it and wish you a wonderful festive season. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 26 October 2018

49 in our Group 60sUp, What a lot of fun, great commentary, fantastic views of a very beautiful city & surrounds. All ages would enjoy & its a very comfortable vehicle. Good value for money.More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Reg C
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your great review, it was a pleasure having the 60'sup on tour with us. It thrills us that locals enjoy our tours as much as the internationals. We wish you great adventures with your group and safe future travels. Kind...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

This family spared no expense in putting together this mini train. Believe me, this little thing is first class from fore to aft

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank TexasRaf
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hello and thank you for your great review, we are very proud of our tour vehicle. All the best for future travels. Kind regards Will

Reviewed 16 April 2018

We were travelling in a party of 14 with people ranging from young children to teens, adults and elderly visitors. We didn't think this tour would be entertaining for such a cross section of people, but were very happily surprised. The town itself has a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Greg M
Hawkes_Bay_Express, Owner at Hawkes Bay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. I am thrilled all enjoyed the tour and it is great for us to see a family group all enjoying being together and enjoying each others company. All the best for future travels. Kind regards Will

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Jon L
6 November 2017|
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express | Property representative |
Hello Jon, Thank you very much for your email and enquiry. I am just updating our website. For cruise passengers: If you are coming to Napier on a cruise ship you need to book through the cruise ship as our tours have... More
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wendykohke
26 June 2017|
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we are not running public tours at this time. We are currently building a new train and with so many bookings from private/tour groups and cruise ships we do not have the... More
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wendykohke
26 June 2017|
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Response from Hawkes_Bay_Express | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we are not running public tours at this time. We are currently building a new train and with so many bookings from private/tour groups and cruise ships we do not have the... More
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