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Cruise Ship Passengers – Waterways to Wineries

Come and explore the beautiful Napier waterfront and nearby wineries on your stop in Napier!

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Electric bike
Pathway bike

Self-guided, including transport, this is the perfect cycle ride to explore the historic Ahuriri and nearby wetlands before arriving to some stunning wineries.

The riding is all flat and easy, you can take 16km or 30km route and visit up to 3 wineries.
All Start and End Times are customised to suit the arrival and departure of the Cruise Ships.


Duration – 5 hours approximately
Start time – indicative only and based on the arrival time at the I-Site, just across our Shop.
Bikes will be ready for you at arrival.
For those short on time we recommend the 16km route, which takes around 1.5 hours of relaxed riding,
For those with a bit more time to spend, we recommend the 30km option, allow 2.5-3 hours, plus time to spend in the wineries.

Return shuttle are scheduled to ensure arrival back in Napier on time for your Cruise Ship departure.


Every hire includes bike as specified (electric or regular), helmet, lock, bag, map with friendly advice, transport from the ride and mechanical assistance for a hassle free hire.

(Our e-bikes come in XXS-XL sizes, minimum height is 140cm. We don’t have age restriction as long as riders fit the bike and those bellow 18 years old are accompanied with a guardian.
Child pricing – 16 years of age or younger on regular bike.)


Starting just across the road from our shop, you will ride along the coastal trail to the historic area of Ahuriri. Here you can visit one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants.
Choose to continue the longer way along a stunning coast to visit Crab Farm winery and reconnect to the shorter route in the protected wetlands that are home to a number of bird species. And from there it’s just a short ride until you reach Mission Estate Winery and Church Road Winery.
Enjoy wine tasting and lunch here before the shuttle bus arrives to transport you back to Napier.


Some of our recommendations include:

Crab Farm Winery – open Thu-Sun, restaurant and cellar door, booking recommended.

Mission Estate – open Mon-Sun, restaurant and cellar door, booking recommended.

Church Road – open Thu-Mon, restaurant and cellar door, booking recommended.

If you wish to have lunch at one of the wineries, we recommend making a booking as they are very popular (essential on weekends). Please get in touch with us if you would like help planning times.

Cruise ship passengers:

Start time is indicative only, bikes will be ready for you at the store opening time, which on a cruise ship day is as early as the ship arrival. Return shuttle will be advised on the day to suit your departure time. We’ll make sure you will be back comfortably on time.