Explore Napier with the Art Deco Trust, the official and most experienced tourism operator in Hawke’s Bay. Take a leisurely guided walk or vintage car tour of Napier, the art deco capital of the world. Visit our shop at the Art Deco Centre, 7 Tennyson Street, Napier or join us each year for the world-famous Art Deco Festival.

Make the Art Deco Centre your first stop to find out more about the devastating 1931 earthquake and the rebuild of the city in the style of the times – Art Deco. We have daily guided walks starting from $29.50 per person and vintage car tours from $210 for 4 people. The Art Deco Centre has fabulous Art Deco-inspired gifts for sale.

Each year the Trust host two Art Deco festivals – our biggest and brightest in February, is the world-famous Art Deco Festival Napier where 40,000 people arrive dressed in Deco attire, and take part in four fabulous days of Art Deco festival fun. For the more intimate and indulgent, we host our Winter Deco Weekend each July.

Walking Tours

Discover the fascinating story of Napier’s heritage on a guided walking tour. 

A group of tourist watch as a guide points to an architectural detail inside a building

Vintage Car Tours

Discover the fascinating story of Napier’s heritage on a guided vintage car tour. 

Four vintage cars are parked in a row with a blue sky behind them

The Art Deco Trust is a guardian, a storyteller and an interpreter of a collection of unique national treasures.

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Art Deco Trust

Exterior view of National Tabacco Company Ltd. A large cream colored art deco building with pink decorative details, located in the city of Napier. Visit on a Vintage Car tour with Art Deco Trust.
Decorative horizontal pattern in art deco style
Art Deco Trust

The Trust is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (CC21328), our charitable purpose is to protect, promote, restore and celebrate Napier’s Art Deco era heritage buildings. Our charitable status makes you eligible for a tax refund of up to a third of your donation. All transactions are billed in New Zealand dollars – Click here to make a donation today and help us continue to achieve our purpose.

Art Deco Trust is very grateful for the support we receive from: