After exploring the city that has become known as the "Art Deco Capital," you will head into the country for a stop at the Arataki Honey Center. This location features homemade products, including the best Manuka honey in the world, which is famous in New Zealand for its unique medicinal healing properties. Infused in everything from candy to face lotions, this is one old school "cure all" that will have you buzzzzzzin. Apple orchards, vineyards, and farmlands thrive in this area so it only makes sense that bees easily find a home here as well.
Continuing through the countryside, you will venture up Te Mata Peak, which is a "can't miss" spot for the best 360 views of Hawkes Bay. Traveling to Hastings, you will get insight on the 7.8 magnitude quake that caused the Hawkes Bay region to rally around each other in 1931. Petunia plants and storefront verandas line these beautiful streets.
While stopping at the Pakowhai Fruit Shop, you will cherish your bites of some of the most delectable fresh fruit you have ever had. Right off the vine. At the Silky Oak Chocolate Company, you will continue to spoil your taste buds and live out a chocoholics dream. This is a place where the workers have made chocolate their lives and you can taste that within every creation.
Beautiful views of the coastline will provide the final picture as you drive around the port of Ahuriri before arriving back in Napier.
Departures: 08:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Honey, strawberry, and chocolate tastings are included in the price of this tour. Strawberries are seasonal.