4 Day Tuscany of the South Pacific
4 Day Tuscany of the South Pacific
Find your serenity in New Zealand and visit the magnificent wine region of Hawke's Bay, explore the spectacular Cape Kidnappers gannet colony and visit the Art Deco town of Napier.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Tuscany of the South Pacific|
|From:||Napier to Napier|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $615 per person
|3 nights superior hotel accommodation at Scenic Te Pania Hotel|
|4x4 Safari to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony|
|Guided walking tour of Art Deco Napier|
|Afternoon wine tour with tastings and cheese platter|
Short Break Exclusions & Extras
Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. Airport transfers are at your own expense, read our FAQ’s for more information. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
On arrival, make your way to your accommodation. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights.
Today’s sightseeing includes a safari to the spectacular Cape Kidnappers gannet colony and a locally guided Art-Deco walking tour.
You’ll be collected from your hotel and driven along the scenic coast road to Te Awanga. Here you join your 4×4 vehicle and travel through Cape Kidnappers Station traversing riverbeds, rolling pastures, through strands of native bush, steep gullies and breathtaking inclines.
Enjoy panoramic views of Hawke’s Bay across to the Mahia Peninsula en route to Cape Kidnappers, the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. The 20,000 gannets are members of the Booby family and you will be able to get up with a few feet of these amazing birds viewing them while they are nesting and carrying out their daily routine.
Following the 4×4 tour, you will be taken on a guided walking tour of the Art Deco city of Napier. The city was levelled by a major earthquake and fire in 1931. Rebuilt in the styles of the thirties – Spanish Mission, Stripped Classical and Art Deco.
The result was a unique collection of buildings rivalled only by the Art Deco district of Miami. Your local guide will bring this fascinating architecture to life through an informative and entertaining commentary as you take an easy stroll through the compact Art deco Quarter in the vibrant city centre.
Afternoon tour of visiting some of the region’s best vineyards and wineries. Often regarded as the ‘Tuscany of the South Pacific’, no visit to Hawke’s Bay is complete without visiting some of the oldest and leading wineries in New Zealand.
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon tour with a local wine expert and like-minded travellers, visiting up to 5 vineyards, tasting many varieties including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Syrah as well as some of the lesser known aromatic wines.
Free time for some last minute sightseeing before you make your way out to the airport for your onward flight.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
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Your dedicated tour consultant will email you through a quote. If it looks good, then full payment is required to confirm the booking (within 45 days) or a deposit of $100 per person is required outside this period. This must be paid by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). We do not charge credit card fees on our short break packages. If the properties listed in the holiday package are unavailable at this time, we will provide you with alternatives until you are happy.
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Some short break packages do not include (or may not require) a hire car, or internal flights. Relaxing Journeys can organise these extras for you and include them in your quote if you wish – or you can just book the short break ‘as is’, and organise everything else yourself. These extras can be requested after choosing your date and clicking ‘Confirm Availability’ on the right of this page.
The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.
Once your deposit has been paid and you have received your deposit confirmation, we will organise your short break and when completed (normally within 48 hours) we will email you confirmation. When you pay your balance (45 days before the start date) we will email you a ‘Short Break Voucher’ shortly after along with your arrival information and everything else you need. Print this off and take it with you to NZ.
Your deposit is non-refundable. Relaxing Journeys would have already booked and confirmed all the components of your holiday and we will have to cancel everything and adhere to each suppliers cancellation policy. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour & holiday price plus your deposit).
44-22 days prior to departure – 25%
21-10 days prior to departure – 35%
9 days or less prior to departure – 50%
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