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Best Of Napier

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This enjoyable half-day tour of Napier is a perfect introduction to the Art Deco capital of the world. Cruise the countryside for spectacular views, visit the Birdwoods Gallery and Sculpture Garden, sample delectable chocolates and photograph stunning scenery and Art Deco styled buildings.

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.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $98.00 (USD)
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
 
Tour Duration
4 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
A complimentary 10-minute shuttle is required to reach your departure location.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and walking shoes.
 
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation required to tour site. This tour can accommodate one collapsible wheelchair.
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