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Explore By Rail

Hawkes Bay - Queens Birthday Weekend Tour - Take a grand tour fit for Her Majesty, with Explore By Rail 

You'll travel from Wellington to Napier in true comfort and style aboard the Silver Fern. From the moment you step on board you'll get the royal treatment, complete with stunning scenery.

As well as return travel, the package includes everything you need to make it a truly majestic weekend, with 2 night's accommodation at the beautiful Scenic Hotel Te Pania on Napier's waterfront, guided tours, winery visits and meals at both the historic Mission Estate and the Black Barn Bistro.

Your Silver Fern experience

The Silver Fern carriages are carpeted, centrally heated and air-conditioned, with forward facing and around table seating with a buffet area where snacks, hot and cold beverages are offered for purchase onboard the train.

Wellington/Porirua/Paraparaumu to Napier return
$675 per adult twin share
$795 per adult single

Otaki/Levin/Palmerston North to Napier return
$635 per adult twin share
$775 per adult single

Tour Date:
Saturday 4 June return Monday 6 June 2011

Tour Includes:

Saturday 4 June 2011

Travel on the Silver Fern to Napier
Morning tea & lunch onboard
Coach tour to the New Zealand Wine Centre
5 minute walk from the New Zealand Wine Centre to Scenic Hotel, Te Pania
Dinner at Mission Estate Winery, coaches depart at 6.00pm

Sunday 5 June 2011

Breakfast at the Hotel in the Exchange Brasserie & Bar served from 6.30am
Free time till 1.30pm
Winery coach tour departs at 2.00pm from the hotel
Tastings at Alpha Domus and Moana Park
Lunch and dinner not included

Monday 6 June 2011

Breakfast at the Hotel in the Exchange Brasserie & Bar
Coach tour departs 10.00am from the hotel
Visit Te Mata Peak
Visit Arataki Visitor Centre tour
Lunch at the Black Barn Bistro
Return trip on the Silver Fern from Hastings Station 

For timetable information click here.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non refundable and non transferable, seats are limited and subject to availability, tickets are a return fare, includes 2 nights accommodation, transfers, meals except on Sunday and winery tours, must be booked and ticketed the day before travel, Tranz Scenic reserves the right to change or cancel the service at anytime and cancel due to insufficient numbers, only bookable within New Zealand and subject to Tranz Scenic General Conditions of Carriage.

Book online or from within NZ on 0800 TRAINS (872 467) or at a local Tranz Scenic ticketing agent.