Enjoy an exciting helicopter tour of the Hawke's Bay region with full commentary by your pilot. Depart Napier or Bridge Pa and fly over the horticultural landscape of Hawke's Bay and surrounds. Zoom along the Hawke's Bay coastline, fly over Te Mata Peak and on to the Gimblett Gravels grape growing district and view the territory of this famous grape growing area. End your flight at the prestigious Sileni Estate for a 2 course lunch with matching wines.
During the afternoon you'll taste classic red European varieties such as Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Pinot Noir. The area is also famous for the white varieties, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Semillon, Pinot Gris and Viognier. Four wineries will be visited during the tour with time taken to enjoy various cheeses from around New Zealand.
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Where it is:
Tours depart from Napier Hastings and Havelock North. These three centres are all within a 30 km radius of each other.
Vital Details: Due to licensing laws all participants must be over the legal drinking age of 18 years. Alcohol may not be consumed in the vehicle and must be sourced from the licensed premises we visit.
The Weather: This activity may be cancelled is severe weather. You are advised to contact the operator before leaving home if in doubt.
Numbers: Maximum group size is 6.
Getting There: Your experience begins from your accommodation where you will be picked up in a comfortable air-conditioned sedan.
Spectators: People are welcome to join the tour as non-participants in the wine tasting but will be expected to pay the full price for tour.
Special Needs: Please contact the Total Experience customer service team to discuss individual requirements.
Availability: We recommend that you book at least 14 days in advance of your preferred date. This tour operates 7 days of the week closed only on Christmas Day. The tour lasts around 6 hours starting at 11.00am.
Other Info: Most wineries do not charge a tasting fee as the expectation is that you will learn about the particular winery's range of wines, and like them enough to want to buy some - at least a bottle, or maybe a lot. Of course if you really do not care for their range, you should not feel bad if you don't make a purchase.
How long to plan for:
What to wear:
Dress is neat casual.
Where it is:
- Tours depart from Napier
- Hastings and Havelock North. These three centres are all within a 30 km radius of each other.