Explore the Napier region with a farm visit to Clifton Station and a pleasant countryside drive. From the port, travel along Napier’s Marine Parade, lined with lovely Norfolk pines. Follow the coastline to Clive before turning towards Cape Kidnappers, where Clifton Station farm is located. For several generations the Gordon family has farmed Clifton Station, in a region where sheep farming is still the leading industry. Inside the heritage woolshed you will see a sheep being expertly shorn, while outside you will be entertained by a sheep dog demonstration, where a small flock of sheep are rounded up by a highly trained "eye" dog who doesn’t bark, but instead stares intently at the sheep to make them do exactly what the farmer wants. Next enjoy light refreshments at Clifton Bay Café, which has a stunning beachfront location looking across Hawke’s Bay. From Clifton Bay, you’ll take the beautiful Tuki Tuki Valley drive with stunning views of Te Mata Peak. Then continue to the Arataki Honey Centre for a taste of Rush Munro's - Hawke's Bay's famous 100% natural ice cream. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the 10 delicious varieties of Arataki Honey before returning to the ship via Napier’s legendary art deco district.
Notes: Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.