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Paul S.

Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Hello - my name is Paul; I run tours around Napier in modern minibuses and air-conditioned cars in addition to specialising in tours using vintage & classic cars - I am the proud owner of "Queenie" a 1954 Daimler Conquest and "Millie" a 1931 Chevrolet in addition to my 'normal' modern vehicles.

I am an expatriate Englishman - I moved to New Zealand with my partner late in 2010 and have to say I love living in the beautiful Art Deco city of Napier, on the East coast of Napier's North Island.

I have been running tours and weddings professionally in the Hawkes Bay area for several years now and thoroughly enjoy what I do. I am a fully trained Art Deco Tour Guide and can wax lyrical about Napier's world-famous Art Deco City if asked, but I am also experienced in running winery, scenic and general sightseeing tours around the Hawkes Bay area.

My previous background was in IT Management for a couple of major High Street Banks in the UK - and we all know how that ended, but I promise it wasnt my fault!

A Recent Review of this guide

Our tour with Paul was completely what we wanted. We wanted to get a flavor of Napier, but from a local perspective. When we told him that he told us he had a few surprises for us. Places that mostly locals frequent and the perfect experience we were wanting. Paul listened to our wants well and nailed our expectations. He was also very knowledgeable of the history of Napier, information that piques my husband's curiosity. And all this while riding in his very cool Queenie classic automobile!
Robyn Needham

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I am trained as an Art Deco City Guide.

I hold a Public Service Licence permitting me to operate private hire vehicles and my driving licence includes a "Passenger" endorsement permitting public service driving.

My fleet of vehicles is subjected to 6-monthly independent safety tests administered by the New Zealand Transport Authority.

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Private tour guide Paul

Napier sightseeing in a luxury SUV -,...

3.5 hour modern car tour - Art Deco Napier, chocolate and great scenery

396 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Paul

Vintage Car short tour of the Art Deco,...


A 90 minute highlights tour of the Art Deco City and more with a private,...

174 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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