Discover Hawke's Bay And Beyond

Bay Tours and Charters is Hawke’s Bay’s leading tour operator, and has been operating scenic tours, wine tours, sightseeing trips, charters and other holiday activities in this beautiful region since 1982.

Here at Bay Tours and Charters we are happy to work with you to create a customised tour or activity that you and your friends, family, guests or delegates will remember.

Discover Hawke's Bay And Beyond

Here at Bay Tours and Charters we are happy to work with you to create a customised tour or activity that you and your friends, family, guests or delegates will remember.

Discover Hawke's Bay And Beyond

We also offer a range of other travel and transportation services such as conference coordination and activities in Hawke’s Bay, package holidays throughout New Zealand and overseas and Hawke’s Bay tours specifically designed for cruise ship passengers visiting the Port of Napier.

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Taking a Hawke’s Bay wine tour with us is a wine and food experience you won’t forget.

Visit award-winning wineries, sample delicious wines and food from artisan suppliers and makers, meet some of the personalities of the local wine industry and enjoy the stunning wine country scenery.

We have four wine tour options to choose from and offer a free pick-up and drop-off service.


Let us introduce you to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery, here in Hawke’s Bay. Picturesque rolling countryside where vineyards, orchards and dramatic river valley vistas abound. Charming settlements and heritage-rich cities await you.

We’ve been showing people around Hawke’s Bay since 1982 and confess to being in love with this special region. We look forward to introducing you to some of its highlights.


We’re very proud of our reputation for providing visiting cruise ship passengers with a combination of great shore excursions and outstanding value.

Let our friendly guides show you around our beloved Hawke’s Bay and beyond.


The Tour Club is the ideal way to get involved in engaging excursions and meet new people – and it’s free to join.

Tour Club activities include day outings, trips to see fabulous concerts, plays and shows, plus many tours to a variety of New Zealand and International locations and attractions.

Experience a, literally, door-to-door service in which your comfort and safety are the priority and where you can enjoy the company of like-minded people of a similar age.

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Why Bay Tours?

Our vision at Bay Tours & Charters is for every customer to be delighted by their experience with us.

We strive to over-deliver on the experience, whether it is a morning winery tour, or a fully-escorted trip around New Zealand or an overseas destination.

We take pride in delivering our clients a great experience, and taking all the hassle out of planning and organising trips and excursions.

Bay Tours has been operating in Hawke’s Bay since 1982, so we have the experience and skills to ensure we can fulfil your needs.

We are very flexible and work closely with our clients to ensure they get the tour and transport they are looking for, whether that’s in Napier, wider Hawke’s Bay or further afield at another New Zealand location.

“We would just like to thank you all at Bay Tours and Charters. We have been on several tours with you over the last few years, and from the time we are picked up at our door to the time we are dropped back home, our every need is catered for. It doesn’t matter if it is up to Auckland to a concert or to Wellington for a show, on a fantastic cruise, or just on a good day out with good food and company, your service and attention to detail is superb. Thanks Ken, Kerren and the team. See you again soon.” Carol & Bruce Smith

Havelock North