Welcome to Napier Art Deco
Rebuilt after the devastation of the 1931 earthquake that struck the Hawkes Bay area, Napier architects and builders emulated the popular European Art Deco style. During the audio tour, you will be guided down the quaint streets of this port city where you will see memorable architecture, impressive statues and learn about the festivals and events that make Napier one-of-a-kind.
You will see Māori motifs, buildings with Mayan influences and the unique architecture that sets this town apart. Especially recommended for Art Deco and architecture enthusiasts, this walk is accompanied by music of the era which helps immerse visitors in this must do tour. Your Tour. Your Way.
- 1. Learn about the County Hotel and its former use as an AA building
- 2. Walk along the famous Marine Parade to view the ocean and many points of interest like the iconic Tom Parker Fountain
- 3. Parts of the Masonic Hotel did not survive the 1931 Earthquake and it has been rebuilt in classic Art Deco fashion.
- 4. Walk through the town and view how many of the buildings are themed in the Art Deco style.