Hawkes Bay Express

Hawkes Bay Express

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You are looking for something unique and outstanding to do whilst in Napier. Join a tour aboard the Hawke’s Bay Express for a stylishly memorable experience. Get aboard for excursions, city tours, children’s tours, weddings, private hire.

An Art Deco Tour Like No Other!

In all her custom designed splendour, with velvet covered cushioned seats, generously spacious carriages for comfort, truly tall windows tempting you to admire the abundant decorative detail of the city’s rich period architecture, the Express will take you on your journey in style. As the bell rings and the whistle blows, you will feel yourself transported back to a time when first-class meant swing music, polished wooden floors and crimson-tasseled curtains. This modern road train feels every bit like an old-fashioned steam engine, with the romantic atmosphere straight out of the opulent Art Deco era.

With our informative and quirky commentary, outlining the history of the 1931 earthquake and the city’s subsequent Art Deco rebuilding, you’ll learn all about the city and region, about life and culture in New Zealand; you’ll hear about some local legends and the achievements of great New Zealanders, and you will gain an understanding of the Bay’s history and personal stories from the 5th generation Hawkes Bay family owners.

Experience tells us that it’s the unique things you remember most about your adventures as a tourist … and it does’t get much more unique than this. The Hawke’s Bay Express, a luxurious road train that’s a steam train on the outside and a 1930s time warp inside, invites you to a full Art Deco Napier experience like no other!


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