Napier City Drive

See Napier on this hour long orientation city tour and learn how Napier became hailed as the “Art Deco City.” Napier was rebuilt in the early 1930s, following a major earthquake. The new buildings reflected the style of the times- Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, Art Deco, and some incorporated unique Maori motifs. Board your bus and follow the Napier seashore along Marine Parade as your driver relates the city’s history and stories including the devastating 1931 quake. Pass the sunken gardens, National Aquarium, Spirit of Napier, and Art Deco Buildings. Continue through Napier’s suburbs for views of the city and Hawkes Bay. Travel through the Marewa District, noted for its many Deco homes and its superb gardens.
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  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types

    Limited Mobility, Limited Mobility

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $29.99
    Children (12 & under) from $19.99


A photo stop will be made at the Rothmans building. Also known as the National Tobacco Company Building, it is regarded as one of Napier's most elegant Art Deco commercial buildings.


Special Notes

At the end of the tour a stop will be made at the visitors centre in Napier. Passengers may choose to have free time for further sightseeing and shopping. A complimentary shuttle is available for the return to the ship. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, and bring along some sunscreen and bottled water.

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