The Team

The Hawke’s Bay Express is a family-owned tour company

Our top priority is to make every customer’s experience one of their fondest memories! The Hawke’s Bay Express is a family-owned sightseeing tour company. With a love of Napier’s history, its vibrant character, and many myths and legends. The whole team has a huge amount of experience in travel and tourism – between us all, we have travelled to more than 50 countries but always returned home.

In creating this fresh and innovative way to experience Napier, we have been careful to get the balance right between showing you all the sights and giving you enough time to really see them!

We think that a tour of any city should not just be a series of stops at points of interest; it should be an experience all of its own. When the tour itself is enjoyable, it makes the place you are visiting come to life.

Find out for yourself how to make the most of your Napier experience on the Hawke’s Bay Express.

Will Van Asch

Will | Husband

Owner | Designer | Driver

Raised on a farm here in Hawke’s Bay, after university I travelled the world for 14 years returning to Napier with my wonderful wife to settle and raise our daughter. I am energized by meeting new people and love showing off our corner of the world.

Krysia Van Asch

Krysia | Wife


Born and educated in Poland, I moved to the UK and then to wonderful Napier. I bring finesse and style to the lads and enjoy my dealings with people from all four corners of the world.

Kit Van Asch

Kit | Father

Mr Fix-It | Tour Companion

I grew up in Hawke’s Bay, farmed for many years on Craggy Range farm before entering the corporate world as a logistics manager. I am now retired and enjoying being involved in the engineering and delivery of a unique tourism venture.