1. Napier: Art Deco Center, Te Mata Peak, Wine & Cheese Tasting
Embark on a shore excursion of Napier ,viewing the highlights of the Art-Deco downtown and residencial Sanders Ave After meeting with your local guide near the Information Centre, Marine Parade, your guided shore excursion will begin. Throughout your tour, enjoy the comfortable minibus with big windows for better viewing. Stop at Napier's Bluff Hill lookout for spectacular views of your ship berthed directly below. Discover the house and grounds of your guide. View his colorful gardens and panoramic views of the Bay and hear about the 14 square kilometers of land reclaimed as a result of the 1931 earthquake. Travel out through orchards and vineyards to Te Mata Peak, views over the Heretunga Plains are spectacular. On a clear day it is possible to see the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapahu. Enjoy a generous complimentary wine tasting at the boutique family owned and operated Askerne Estate. Your guide will provide a tasty selection of local cheeses and biscuits ( crackers ) At the end of the tour get dropped off in down town Napier or back at the Information centre from where your shuttle will depart back to the ship.