Private Tour - Napier Art Deco, & Rural Hawkes Bay

Tour Number

Activity Level



Other, Shore Excursion, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. All children must comply with seat restraint restrictions. (Child safety seats).

Friendly: No.
Clients must be able to get in and out of a mini coach on the day.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Discover Hawkes Bays beautiful countryside, through the villages, and learn about Napier's Art Deco History

On this tour you will explore the Hawkes Bay Region, with your own personal guide Maggie. Throughout the tour, Maggie will give you a running commentary as you travel through the region.

You will travel through the picturesque country side, to the highest lookout 'Te Mata Peak', through the village of Havelock North, the township of Hastings, return to Napier visit famous landmarks, the panoramic views over the city and beyond, before continuing into the city of Napier and learning the Art Deco architecture. Maggie will explain the history of the massive Napier earthquake of 1931, the re-birth of Napier in its Art Deco style and how the city has become the "The Art Deco Capital of the World".

We will stop for photo shots throughout the tour, so you return home with many happy memories of your visit to Napier. This really is a tour that you will remember for a long time.

Maggie looks forward to being your guide for the day and you will leave with souvenir postcards.


If you are travelling by ship, you will be met on the day by Maggie H your driver/guide.

If you have chosen the Scenic tour of Napier and the Hawkes Bay region, you will see sheep, cattle, deer farming, horticulture and vineyards as we drive through the region.
We will head to the highest drivable lookout in the region Te Mata Peak where you will be given the opportunity to photograph the amazing panoramic views.

We will descend the 'mountain' and start to return to Napier City via Havelock North, Hastings City.

We will then head back to explore Napier City, where you learn the history of the 1931 earthquake and understand why Napier is considered the 'Art Deco Capital' of the World.

After exploring Napier and its beauty we will return back to the Napier I Site (Information Centre) where you will board the free shuttle bus back to the ship.

If you have chosen the Art Deco, Wine and Brewery Tour, this tour will vary from the above, but same pickup applies at a set location.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We offer free collection within Napier from:
All Accommodation Providers
Visitor Information Centre Marine Parade Napier
Cruise ships - At a set location in the city.

Our mini coaches display our Company Logo(Name)on the front doors.

For Cruise ship clients, we will be holding your "NAME" board up at the set location of pick up.

End location: We are able to return our clients anywhere within the Napier City area, or back to their original collection point.
Cruise ships - returned to I Site (Napier Information Centre) where you will board the free shuttle bus back to the ship by the time provided.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

This Tour is generally around 4.5 hours.

Te Mata Peak visit may variety if poor weather affects visibility.


All tours are conducted in Government approved Mini Coaches with certified Local drivers. All Coaches have speaker systems and you will receive a full commentary as the tour progresses.
Coaches are all modern, clean, air-conditioned and well suited for the tours we undertake.

What’s Included

Other: Our tours are price inclusive of all fees and taxes as described in the itinerary.

Any private purchases made by clients are the cost to the client

Napier pickups are FREE OF CHARGE

Cruise Ship Tours: Pick up details will be discussed at time of booking.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 NZD - All Tour related costs covered in ticket price. Personal and food are not included as such items of a personal nature, souvenirs or items that are incidental to the tour.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch if it applies and any private purchases made by clients.

Private tour guide Margaret

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