Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage tour from the comfort of a chauffeur-driven luxurious 1930s vintage car.You’ll be met by 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. This is not one to miss!
Where can I go on a car tour in Napier?
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 New Zealand, the National Tobacco Company building. 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 New Zealand’s worst natural disaster in modern times.
- Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Cost: $250 per car, for up to 4 passengers
- All tours include a complimentary viewing of our 20-minute earthquake movie “The Day that Changed the Bay”