Art Deco City guided tour
Attractions & guided tours

Art Deco City guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 15 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Cruise Napier's world-famous Art Deco City as we share with you the tragic story of destruction by earthquake in 1931
  • Explore Bluff Hill Lookout to see the Port of Napier from aboveS
  • See the famous exterior of the National Tobacco Co building
What to expect

This very popular minivan tour is all about Napier’s world-famous Art Deco City with the friendly local driver/guides to tell you all about how Napier was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 and rebuilt in the Art Deco style. Also, see Bluff Hill Lookout and Ahuriri.

The tour uses a modern comfortable Mercedes-Benz vehicle with extra-large windows for a superior viewing experience. the earthquake that shaped the city we live in today and the stories of the people who make it such an interesting little city to visit. Cruise Napier's world-famous Art Deco City as we share with you the tragic story of destruction by earthquake in 1931 and subsequent rebuild of the city as the Art Deco Capital of the world. Next, you will explore Bluff Hill Lookout to see the Port of Napier from above and take in the stunning colors and features of Hawke’s Bay. When the British explorer Captain Cook sailed by on October 15, 1769, he marked this spot as "Bluff Head" in his logbook, a perfect marker along the Hawke’s Bay coast.

Cruise the historic fishing village of Ahuriri and see the famous exterior of the National Tobacco Co building, The building is comprised of rectangular forms that recede from the arched entrance. Bringing some native New Zealand influence to the predominantly European design, Raupo bullrush roses have been carved into the entrance and the sides of the building.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • English driver or guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 8-16)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pickup from central Napier location. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • The minimum booking for adults is 2
    • The minimum booking for children is 2 and the maximum is 4
    • You must be at age 8+ to join this activity
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for starting time and availability
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    Provider
    Tour Napier
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 3 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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