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The tour highlights will include various locations around Hawkes Bay (Napier and Hastings Cities and beyond). You will discover the very unique story of the region from the early settlement to the 1931 earthquake, through to today’s Art Deco Cities. Using reference photographs of the time, to see the destruction that caused one of New Zealand’s largest natural disasters, the 1931 Napier Earthquake.
You will drive through rural country roads, sighting sheep, deer, cattle, along with orchards, market gardens and vineyards along with some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand.
Enjoy incredible views and a great photo stop close to the top of Te Mata Peak, which includes includes sights of the snow-capped Mt Ruapehu. Return back to Napier via the City of Hastings, another city famous for its Art Deco and Spanish Mission styles from the 1930’s.
Back in Napier you will sight many Art Deco buildings and drive through a very original 1930’s Art Deco housing estate.
To conclude the day you will tour the entire main shopping centre of Napier which contains much more Art Deco architecture and time permitting you will be able to walk the main street which provides some great photo opportunities.
At the completion of this exciting local tour of discovery we will return you back to your shuttle in plenty of time to return to your ship.
Meeting Instructions these details may change from ship to ship…
Please be the first to depart upon arrival. Board the first shuttle (free) then
depart that shuttle at the second stop, being the aquarium. At the aquarium look for
your signage as agreed when booking.
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.