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The Art Deco Centre is your gateway to Napier's heritage and a visit to this city isn't complete without learning about the devastating earthquake of 1931 and the remarkable rebuild that was completed in just 22 months.Visit us for information on...more
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7 Tennyson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 0022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely and interesting tour around town, a great intro to the town. Completely loved the gift shop, so reasonably priced!

Thank jojodisco6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place to go to either browse and maybe purchase. It is full of information about the Art Deco areas of Napier.

Thank heatheralwynladd
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The 1.5 hour tours starts at the Art Deco Shop with a 30 minute very informative film about the Earthquake. At the same time we were also issued with headphones through which Maggie our guide was able to keep up an excellent commentary and answer...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I really enjoyed the opportunity to understand some of the Napier history. This tour also allows you to enter some fo the buildings that you might not normally see on your own. The found the videos at the beginning and the end unnecessary for me...More

Thank travellingbuzz
Reviewed 4 June 2018

What an amazing place for the beauty of the buildings through to the surrounding area. Napier city itself has many heritage style Deco buildings which have been looked after and add to the ambience of the area. There are a number of nice cafe's and...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

My parents and I did the afternoon city walking tour, to learn more about the towns Art Deco history. The tour started at 2pm with an intro presentation by our guide Pam (who was fantastic), before a 1.5hr easy walk around town to see the...More

Thank BeckstarX
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

What better way to see the Art Deco city of Napier than in an authentic Art Deco 1938 Packard limousine. Cherrie, our driver looked the part too in her period costume. The tour was very informative and interesting. The tour guides are volunteers and the...More

Thank Ceejay B
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I took the afternoon walk on Easter Monday. I've lived her for 15 years so thought I knew a lot but I have a whole new appreciation for our beautiful Art Deco heritage.

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We visited Napier recently whilst on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship. What an interesting town Napier is with all its wonderful art deco buildings and history. From the Marine walk up to the main shopping precinct and around the other various areas, there are many...More

1  Thank pandd1946
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This was an activity I wasn't intending on doing but was so glad to have done so afterwards. You learn so much about the wonderful little town and our tour guide (Maggie) was so full of character she was a pleasure to be in the...More

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16 June 2018|
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Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Hi Carol, thanks for your message. There are many hotels within the city centre that are good. The best idea is to contact the Napier Visitor Centre who will be able to tell you who has rooms left or if you want to look at... More
6 February 2017|
Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Hi Rhetta The free shuttles drop you to the NAPIER isite which is a 2 minute walk from our Art Deco Centre. We add additional walks for c ruise ship passengers. Regards Abby
12 October 2016|
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Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Good morning, yes you are able to book on the day, we have guided tours every day (except Christmas Day) at 10.00am and 2.00pm. We also offer a 5.00pm Guided Walk in the Summer months (October - April). We add on additional... More