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.