Art Deco Napier, great wine and beautiful scenery
Explore Napier and surrounds in a spacious luxury air conditioned Mercedes-Benz people carrier with me, your knowledgeable, friendly local driver/guide to show you all the highlights. I will not only show you all the key locations but will bring the historic events to life with true stories from the time and plenty of photo opportunities.
Napier - famously destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 - was rebuilt in the Art Deco style. l will be happy to adjust the itinerary to include the things you most want to see, including for example:
Art Deco City
Bluff Hill Lookout Point (great views)
Ahuriri's historic fishing village
National Tobacco Co Building (Rothmans Building)
Art Deco homes in Marewa
The Six Sisters
Enjoy a wine tasting at a top local winery
Next, head out of town to ascend Te Mata Peak (Hawkes Bay's highest point) for stunning 360-degree views before returning to Napier.
The tour itinerary can be customised to ensure you enjoy your time with me to the fullest. Starting in central Napier, we cruise the Central Business District as I share with you the story of Napier's destruction by earthquake and subsequent rebirth as the Art Deco Capital of the world.
Up to Bluff Hill Lookout for spectacular views over the Port of Napier, then down to the historic fishing village of Ahuriri and the famous National Tobacco Company building. On next to the Napier suburb of Marewa to see the streets full of Art Deco homes built in the late 1940s.
Visit a top class winery for a tasting
Onward out into the open countryside taking in rivers, estuaries and open farmland until we reach the village of Havelock North, where we drive to the summit of Te Mata Peak to enjoy fantastic views (weather permitting).
Finally we return to the drop off point in Napier
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: If you are arriving in Napier by cruise ship, please let me know; I will send you details of a cruise ship passengers-only meeting point where I will be waiting for you.
Duration: 4 hours
Luxurious modern & spacious Mercedes-Benz people carrier with air conditioning, full leather interior and privacy glass.
Comfortably carries up to 6 passengers.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 New Zealand Dollars - estimated possible costs per person to cover refreshments or snacks along the way (optional).
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Paul is outstanding: knowledgeable , professional, friendly and an engaging story teller. His in-depth knowledge made the tour fascinating and enjoyable. A terrific guide and a charming man.