Best of Napier

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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromA complimentary 10-minute shuttle is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and walking shoes.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of transportation required to tour site. This tour can accommodate one collapsible wheelchair.

Best of Napier

In 1931 this area suffered an earthquake and subsequent fire that destroyed much of the downtown area of Napier. It was rebuilt in the Art Deco style and today is the city with the largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world.

During this small, intimate group tour you will cruise the world-famous Art Deco City before heading up to Bluff Hill Lookout for an expansive view of the bustling port which was a strategic lookout in WWII. Take a ride through the Marewa suburb to see a sampling of Art Deco houses, then make your way to Birdwoods Gallery and Sculpture Garden, where you can enjoy the peaceful gardens, buy treats at the Olde World sweet shop, and take a look at the art displayed in the indoor gallery.

From there you will make your way to explore the visitor center at the largest beekeeping business in the Southern Hemisphere which includes a honey tasting and a live bee wall. Can you find the queen bee?

Next, you will cruise into the beautiful open, picturesque countryside to take in the stunning scenery full of rivers, estuaries and open farmland. At Te Mata Peak you will survey breathtaking panoramic scenery from 399 feet above sea level.

Throughout the tour your local, expert guide will share their knowledge with you explaining fascinating facts about the history and culture of Napier and its people. Learn how the earthquake raised the city by 2 meters and why some inland roads are named after bays.

If this is your first time to Napier or you are looking for a comprehensive, short tour of the area then this is the tour for you! Reserve your seat today.

4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Best of Napier
January 15, 2020
Our driver/guide was very knowledgeable about local history and landmarks and was a very friendly link to Napier and its surroundings. The beauty of the Art Deco buildings is outstanding.
Reviewer: Diane Healy
5 Stars
Great day out
April 15, 2019
Loved the local knowledge, Silky Oak chocolates were amazing and the scenery spectacular
Reviewer: Sue Kelly
4 Stars
BEST OF NAPIER REVIEW
November 10, 2018
We would give this tour a 3+ rating out of 5. Not too much to see in Napier. Very pleasant driver; stop at candy and chocolate factories was pleasant. Chocolate factory was very expensive.
Reviewer: marcia rubin
3 Stars