Vintage Car Tour
A luxury tour of Napier’s heritage and Art Deco highlights
The original town of Napier was levelled by a dramatic and devastating earthquake in 1931 but was completely rebuilt within a remarkable 2 year period in the contemporary style of the times; Art Deco. Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour.
You’ll be met your driver, in Art Deco costume, who will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style, through Napier and surrounding areas. You’ll learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city, hear stories of the people that led the rebuild, and discover the Art Deco style. En route you will stop at the majestic Napier Municipal Theatre - a unique experience available through Art Deco Trust only, where you will get to have a look inside the beautiful interior. Then on to Ahuriri where you will visit one of the most photographed buildings in
You’ll then step back in time as you drive through the residential suburb of Marewa, meaning ‘gift from the sea’ in Maori. This suburb was built entirely on land that rose from the sea in the 1931 earthquake and is filled with 1930s style homes.
You’ll return to the Art Deco Centre or your central Napier hotel filled with a new appreciation for the city and the people who survived
All tours include a complimentary viewing of our 20 minute earthquake movie "The Day that Changed the Bay"
“Choosing a tour with Art Deco Trust helps to preserve Napier’s Art Deco heritage”
Departs: By appointment only
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Cost: $250 per car, for up to 4 passengers
GUIDED TOURS CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours prior to departure with no fee. Cancellations within 48 hours of departure incur a cancellation fee of 30% of the value of the booking.
Rates advertised are subject to change without notice and are inclusive of New Zealand goods and services tax.