Conference Fieldtrips

Thursday 5th October 2pm - 5pm


Havelock North and Cape Coast Wineries Tour

This afternoon you will be collected from the Napier Conference Centre to enjoy a guided winery tour by bike!  With your guide you will visit 3 fine wineries and ride the stunning, off-road, 15km limestone cycle trail following the Tuki Tuki River to the coast.  You’ll enjoy tasting some of Hawkes Bay's finest wines while hearing from the winemakers about the economics and sustainability issues of running a winery while taking in the superb scenery of the region. Cycle past vineyards, olive groves, orchards and farmland - all on flat terrain with wonderful vistas. The route starts at the boutique winery of Black Barn in Havelock North and ends in the coastal village of Haumoana where visits are made to Elephant Hill and Clearview Estate wineries before your return transfer to Napier.

Waka Experience - Te Matau a Māui Voyaging Trust

Adventure with us

Join us on a unique, interactive and holistic sailing experience based on traditional and cultural Polynesian voyaging.

After Māori introductions, take to the water to engage and discover with Te Matau a Māui, the double-hulled waka, as a learned guide.

Take in the amazing Hawke Bay and its incredible landscapes from the outstanding perspective of the sea.

Gain an understanding of how Māori continue to navigate by the sun, moon, stars, planets, tides, and weather.

Get involved during the journey and try your hand at knot tying, sail rigging, and steering the waka as she moves through the ocean.

An authentic and transformative experience awaits you.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you aboard.

Art Deco

Art Deco History Walk

The most complete Art Deco tour of Napier.  You’ll hear the dramatic story of the 1931 earthquake and discover Art Deco; the style of the times in the 1930s. Your small group will then depart on a one and a half hour guided walk through Napier’s Art Deco Quarter, including visits to the interiors of some of the most stunning examples of this architectural style in the city.

On your return to the Art Deco Centre at 4.00pm you will be invited into the boutique theatre for a complimentary tea or coffee and to view a short film about our world famous Art Deco Weekend celebrations

Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans

Thirty national and international artists took part in the global street art project. It saw 29 blank walls in the Napier CBD and Ahuriri transformed into magnificent works of art to bring the beauty and plight of the world’s oceans into the streets around the world. The murals raise issues such as overfishing, plastics and pollution, global climate change, and habitat loss.  Our conference speaker, Kelly Spencer will take you on a guided walk of the murals.

Sea Walls
Npaier Port

Napier Port Tour

Find out how the Napier Port business operates, economic issues, ownership, effect on environment/region/nationally, future developments, and find out more about what's involved with shipping globally.

Flight with Air Hawkes Bay

Air Hawke’s Bay specialises in providing full-time integrated fixed wing pilot flight training for both domestic and international students.

Experience the freedom of a scenic flight and enjoy the views of Hawke’s Bay. The fabulous climate, clear air and beautiful landscape make the Bay an ideal place for scenic flights.

Air HB