Hastings Earthquake Self-Guided Audio Tour
1 to 3 hours
This informative and historical self-guided audio tour will take you on a journey to the past to see the areas that were devastated by the 1931 and how they have been rebuilt. Including survivors stories, get a better insight to the past tragedy. Combine your audio guide with a map detailing the area of your tour as well.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hastings i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 101 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122 New ZealandSome of the locations you will have the opportunity to visit include:the Clock TowerRoach's Department StoreHawkes Bay Opera Housethe Hastings CenotaphDuration: 2 hours Special Offer - Book by September 4 to save 33% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!
Hawkes Bay Wineries Self-Guided Bike Tour
Visit the wineries of Hawke’s Bay at your own pace on this self-guided bike tour. Collect your bike and spin through the vineyards along the Hawke’s Bay wine route at your leisure. Follow the map provided or simply take your pick of the wineries you find. Visit wineries such as Abbey Cellars, Alpha Domus, the Ngatarawa Estate, the Sileni Estate, Te Awa, or Trinity Hill (own expense), and perhaps sample some of the diverse wines in production. This independent cycling tour includes all equipment and roadside support. Collect your bike between 10am and 1pm (depending on the season) at Ash Ridge Wines’ vineyard. Then, clip on your helmet, hop into the saddle and peddle through the New Zealand countryside to begin your independent cycling tour. With your winery map to hand, follow flat, winding routes through the heart of the Hawke's Bay wine region. Along the way, visit the wineries of most interest and sample the diverse wines in production (own expense). Perhaps visit wineries such as Abbey Cellars, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge Wines, Oak Estate, Sileni Estate, Te Awa, or Trinity Hill. Depending on how many wineries you visit — and how long you stay — your tour will likely take between four and six hours. You can enjoy a quick lunch (own expense) overlooking vines at Te Awa or Oak Estate before meandering onto the next winery.With roadside support to help if you have any difficulties — such as a flat tyre — and to collect any wine that you purchase from the wineries (own expense), you’re free to relax and enjoy your day. At the end of your ride, return your bike to your starting point to bring your tour to an end.
Winery Tour at Ash Ridge
Our vineyard and winery walking tour takes you behind the scenes into the world of wine making – a true ‘grape to glass’ experience. Tours are once a day at 11am and are 2 hours long. Walk through the vineyard and winery with the winemaker to see the processes to get from grapes to bottled wine. Finish with a tutored tasting with six of our current wines.WANT TO FIND OUT HOW WINE IS ACTUALLY MADE?Our vineyard and winery walking tour gives a behind the scenes look at the whole process – a true ‘grape to glass’ experience; our relaxed, fun and informative tours take you behind the scenes.What is involved?Our tour consists of three parts: • A walking tour through the vineyard, here we will discuss a year in the vineyard, going through the key steps that get us through to harvest. • A walking tour of the winery, here we will discuss the main processes to get from grapes to bottled wine. • A tutored tasting in the cellar, here we will go through the main aspects of how to taste wine, and run through a tasting of six wines.We operate one tour per day starting promptly at 11am. (Please be here no later than 10:50am to register)The tours are run daily from the 1st October through to Easter Monday, then the tours are closed for the winter season.Each tour has a maximum of 12 people, ensuring a personal experience.Tours take between 1.5 and 2 hours, approximately 1 hour is walking, so please wear appropriate footwear for the vineyard (enclosed shoes are essential, no open toe shoes will be permissable).