• Welcome, Log In or Register
  • 855.OCEANIA (855.623.2642)
  • Guest Services
Oceania Cruises. Your World. Your Way.

Around the World in 180 Days





May we help you

MIAMI TO MIAMI
180 Days aboard Insignia | Fares from $41,999 per guest
Request a Quote

À La Carte Excursions | General Information


: Napier  Go
 
The following symbols will assist you in choosing the excursion that is right for you:
Oceania Choice Excursions Oceania Choice Excursion Easy Activity Easy Activity
Oceania Exclusive Excursion Oceania Exclusive Excursion Moderate Activity Moderate Activity
Culinary Discovery Tour Culinary Discovery Tour Strenuous Activity Strenuous Activity
Artists Loft Excursion Artists Loft Excursion Meal Included A Meal is included with excursion
Food & Wine Trails Food & Wine Trails Evening Excursion Evening Excursion
Chairman's Choice Chairman's Choice
 

Napier


Go




Excursion 7: Napier Countryside & Private Home Visit
Tour Code: NPE-007
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 hours)

Take advantage of incredible savings by purchasing your excursions in advance.
Tour Price: $185
Unlimited Passport Collection Unlimited Passport Collection
– Discounted Tour Price: $0
Your World Collection Your World Collection
- Advanced Purchase Price: $139 ($46 Savings)

Add To Plan

Venture into the magnificent countryside surrounding Napier for a unique perspective of New Zealand rural life, made possible by visiting a boutique winery and a private home.

Depart from the pier and begin driving inland into the fertile Puketapu region just west of Napier. Your guide will be local resident Hamish Prins, who has spent his entire life in the area. While en-route, he will entertain you with stories about the continued development of Puketapu, especially the most recent evolution from sheep farming to organic orchards.

Boutique wineries have also sprung up, and you'll stop by one of the area's most esteemed for a sampling of its distinct vintages. Pinot Noir, Syrah and Vin Gris are now commonly produced in the Puketapu region, and that success has drawn other wineries to the valley. Some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines on New Zealand's North Island are also found in this region.

In time, you'll stop at Hamish Prins' private residence, Horsford Downs, where he lives with his wife, Diane. Both of them are happy to answer your questions about everything from life in rural New Zealand to how they have adapted to the changing economy. Enjoy some light refreshments in the park-like setting and then perhaps take some time to wander about the gardens and orchards that surround the home.

Your return route to the pier travels via Taradale, a wine-growing community that boasts spectacular views of the fertile Heretaunga Plains and the dramatic Hawke's Bay coastline.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of easy to moderate walking/standing. There will be some uneven terrain to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate layered clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.


*Click here to view complete terms and conditions associated with this special offer.

 
 
Click Here to enlarge map

Click here to register for special offers and itinerary updates.

You have no saved cruises