Discover a special part of NZ – Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. Food and wine, outstanding architecture, magnificent landscapes. Explore wineries, rural communities, walk, hike, and bike, legends and histories, and wonderful bird and wildlife encounters. Art
Deco Napier, wines of Martinborough, gorgeous Greytown, Gannet colony of Cape Kidnapper, the Fur Seal Colony and lighthouse of Palliser Bay.... so much to discover.
Departures from August 2020 - April 2021. Pricing based on travelling 1 Aug - 15 Oct 2020. Packages can be customised for longer stays.
Day 1: Napier - Havelock North
Napier – gateway to the Hawkes Bay is like stepping into a 1930s film set. Famous for its Art Deco heritage – play the part on your guided tour
in a vintage car. Walk the Sea Walls mural collection and restored Marine Parade, visit the National Aquarium, or climb Te Mata Peak – explore as you
want. With fertile soils and temperate climate, Hawke’s Bay is among New Zealand’s leading producers of wine. Overnight at Craggy Range Cottages.
Day 2: Havelock North - Cape Kidnappers
Explore boutique Havelock North before an afternoon guided safari through Cape Kidnappers Station and the Gannet Colony. Up to 20,000
birds populate the colony on dramatic cliffs high above the Pacific Ocean. Overnight at Craggy Range Cottages. B
Day 3: Havelock North - Martinborough
Enroute south to the Wairarapa, travel via quintessential rural towns - the Scandinavian influenced towns of Norsewood and Dannevirke, ‘ famous in
NZ’ Eketahuna and Mt Bruce Wildlife centre, Carterton – home to authors and artists and vintage shops, and gorgeous Greytown – beautifully restored Victorian buildings and one of NZ’s premiere boutique shopping destinations. Overnight Peppers Parehua, Martinborough.B
Day 4: Martinborough
Explore Martinborough’s famous 20 something vineyards - most which are within walking or cycling distance of the village square. For scenic
activity – hiking at Putangirua Pinnacles or explore Palliser Bay - taking in the famous lighthouse, and fur seal colony. Overnight Peppers
Parehua, Martinborough. B
Day 5: Martinborough - Featherston - Wellington
Take off for Featherston via Lake Wairarapa and the 9,000 hectare Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park. Featherston at the base of the Remutaka Hill is a welcome stop for coffee, vintage op shops, the artisan C’est Cheese shop, and for train enthusiasts the Fell Locomotive Museum. Leave wonderful Wairarapa and head ‘over the hill’ to Wellington. B
• Car rental – Napier to Wellington, 5 days, unlimited kilometres, standard insurance
• 2 nights Craggy Range Cottages
• Art Deco tour Napier in a vintage car
• Half Day Gannet Safari tour to Cape Kidnappers
• 2 nights Martinborough at Peppers Parehua
• Daily Breakfasts
• Detailed day by day itinerary
*Terms & conditions apply. Sales by 31 August 2020. Package fares are NZD, per person, share twin, based on current promotional fares which are subject to change without notice. Package fare is made up of individual components from multiple suppliers and each component is subject to availability at the time of booking. Package includes standard room accommodation at Craggy Range Cottages with continental breakfast, Winemaker Cottage at Peppers Parehua with cooked breakfast, car rental hire; guided Art Deco tour Napier by vintage car, Guided safari to Gannet Colony. Vehicle hire includes Toyota Corolla (or similar), pickup Napier – drop off Wellington, unlimited kilometres, standard insurance. Vehicle hire does not include fuel, or insurance excess for damages (optional full insurance recommended and additional), one way pick up drop off fee NZ$46.00. Other optional sightseeing venue entrance fees are additional. Upgraded accommodation properties may be available on request at additional charge. Full itinerary details provided at time of quoting and can be customised for longer stays at accommodation. Child rates on request. Reservation, payment and cancellation conditions apply. Contact us for more details.