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The abundancec of Art Deco-style buildings in Napier is due to New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, a devastating earthquake that hit the region in 1931. What followed was an intense rebuilding programme and, as a result, one of the world’s greatest collections of Art Deco buildings was created, and one-of-a-kind with Maori motifs incorporated into the classic designs. Join a guided walking tour or grab a brochure from the i-SITE and explore at your own pace. Make sure you don’t miss the Daily Telegraph Building on Tennyson Street, the ASB Bank onHastings Street and the National Tobacco Company in Ahuriri.

Napier, Hawke's Bay, Tākaro Trails Cycle Tours, Photo Credit: Graeme Murray

You´ll ❤️ these great things to see & do…

  • Join a walking tour of Art Deco architecture in central Napier
  • Take a 4WD adventure to Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony
  • Sample fantastic local wines at the cellar door
  • Rent a bike and cycle along the waterfront
  • Take in the view from the top of Te Mata Peak
  • Browse the boutiques in Napier or Havelock North
  • Early morning Baloons


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Art Deco Guided Walk

[wonderplugin_gallery id="81"]   "a small New Zealand town that seems sometimes fictional" Art Deco Guided Walk (morning or afternoon walk): Far from the world's great population centres and from the European and American cities where 20th Century design evolved lies a small city that is unique. Napier, New Zealand, was rebuilt in the early 1930s following a massive Richter 7.8 Earthquake. Subsequent fires destroyed most of its commercial heart. By the end of the decade, Napier was the newest city on the globe. Nowhere else can you see such a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all Art Deco, the style of the 20th Century - in such a concentrated area. And Napier's Art Deco is unique, with Maori motifs and the buildings of Louis Hay, admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright. Enhanced by palms and the angular Norfolk Island pines which are its trademark, and bounded by fertile fruit and grape....
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Church Road TOM Winery Experience

Church Road TOM Experience: Discover Church Road secrets in the ultimate personal tribute to founder, Tom McDonald, who was a key innovator in the creation of the Hawke's Bay wine industry. The Church Road TOM Experience features this iconic range, through an intimate wine flight experience within the atmospheric surroundings of an underground museum. Reflecting the exceptional Hawke's Bay terroir, considered viticulture and masterful winemaking, these wines are only produced during outstanding vintages using superior parcels of fruit to craft wines that show exceptional character and quality. Be expertly guided through current and back vintage TOM wines as you explore the philosophy and character of Church Road’s flagship range while enjoying selectively matched savoury bites. Duration: 2 hours. Maximum 6 persons. NAPIER & HAWKES BAY....
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Little Penguins – Guided Close Encounter Napier

Little Penguins - Guided Close Encounter: The National Aquarium is one of the only places in New Zealand where you can have a Close Encounter with these friendly and entertaining little birds. Little Penguins (also referred to as Little Blue Penguins) are only found in New Zealand and South Australia (where they're called Fairy Penguins). Witness for yourself their personalities as they run, waddle, and race around like airplanes across the sand and underwater. As part of your 45-minute encounter, you'll get to experience just what goes on behind the scenes, discovering all about the day-to-day lives of the Little Penguins. NAPIER & HAWKES BAY....
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Napier Vintage Car Tour

Napier Vintage Car Tour: A 1-hour luxury tour of Napier’s Art Deco highlights. The original town of Napier was leveled by a dramatic and devastating earthquake in 1931 but was completely rebuilt in the Art Deco style of the times. Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era on a luxurious vintage car tour. You’ll be met by your driver guide in Art Deco costume and be driven in style through Napier and surrounding areas with fascinating commentary along the way. Return to the Art Deco center or your central Napier accommodation. The tour includes a complimentary viewing of “The Day that Changed the Bay” a historical movie. Duration: 1 hour plus optional 20 minute movie. Includes purchase towards an NZ native tree sustainability program. NAPIER & HAWKES BAY....
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National Aquarium Napier Guided Tour

National Aquarium Napier Guided Tour: The best way to experience the Aquarium, this one-hour guided tour focuses on New Zealand’s wonderful native icons including the Kiwi and Tuatara. View Kiwi birds in the nocturnal house where day turns into night, take a close look at a Kiwi egg, learn about their quirky habits, favourite meal, and more from your knowledgeable guide. Tuataras can be tricky to spot - your guide will uncover the mysteries of New Zealand's 'living fossil' and then introduce you to New Zealand’s famous Little Penguins along with some of the other residents. NAPIER & HAWKES BAY....
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