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Guided 11am Walk from Napier Art Deco TrustCultural Tours

Guided 11am Walk from Napier Art Deco Trust

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Rebuilt from the ground up after a devastating 1931 earthquake, the city of Napier is now well-known for its colorful art deco buildings. On this intimate guided tour, get to know Napier better by exploring its art deco highlights and learning about its history. Don’t miss any of the city’s remarkable history while walking through the city center: just pop on your headphones to hear your guide crystal clear.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 16.65
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US$ 16.65

Guided 2pm Afternoon Art Deco Walk from Napier Art Deco TrustCultural Tours

Guided 2pm Afternoon Art Deco Walk from Napier Art Deco Trust

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Napier is well-known for its art deco buildings, but not many people know the stories behind those buildings. On this comprehensive walking tour through the city’s Art Deco Quarter, hear those stories from your guide and see a different side of the buildings that surround you. New visitors can get acquainted with the city center and find out some of its secrets.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 18.04
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US$ 18.04

Guided 4:30pm Evening Art Deco Walk from Napier Art Deco TrustCultural Tours

Guided 4:30pm Evening Art Deco Walk from Napier Art Deco Trust

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Head out into Napier on this early evening walk around the city’s famous art deco architecture. Stroll around the city center with your guide, well after the sun has stopped beating down and the crowds have left the boardwalk, and hear all about Napier’s culture and history. Discover the stories of the people that shaped the city and the buildings they left behind on this easygoing tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 17.35
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US$ 17.35

Travels of the AncestorsHalf-day Tours

Travels of the Ancestors

This special tour gives you unfettered access to the everyday world of Māori rarely seen by outsiders. Our guides for this tour are all members of the local Waimārama Tribe, and are knowledgeable and articulate and interesting story tellers. With humour and grace they will share their personal insights with you. It is their sacred knowledge and we are privileged that they are willing to share it with us.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 225.45
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US$ 225.45

Walk with the AncestorsBus Tours

Walk with the Ancestors

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The preservation of this culturally important and archaeologically significant site, Hakikino is a fascinating mix of old world wisdom and new world innovations. Embracing all that is available today, we have established a native plant nursery and created the Hakikino Conservation Reserve. Let one of our family members share with you these sacred sites: the bush lore, the folk lore, the culture and the language: all of which continue to shape the hopes and aspirations of the people today. This tour provides you with an insider’s perspective on being Maori and relates historical and contemporary Maori culture from a unique and personal point of view in our home village of Waimarama. It’s a friendly and relaxed encounter.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 104.06
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US$ 104.06

Te Mata Peak and PouBus Tours

Te Mata Peak and Pou

From atop the iconic Te Mata Peak enjoy the panoramic views across the plains to the summits of the five pillars that hold up the heavens. It is the story of creation; ancient gods and rebellious offspring. Let a descendant of the legendary giant Te Mata, after whom the peak is named, provide their insider’s perspective to our local Maori People and relate stories of historical and contemporary Maori culture to provide you with their unique and personal point of view. After our visit to the Peak, let us head down and visit Civic Square in Hastings which has a fine display of carved pou (totems). Hear the stories of these ancestors and get to know more about the tribal history to date.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 104.06
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US$ 104.06

Private Napier Vintage Car Tour and Hooters Showroom Visit Attraction Tickets

Private Napier Vintage Car Tour and Hooters Showroom Visit

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Napier is renowned for its Art Deco architecture and there’s no better way to get around the city than a vintage car. Hop aboard a beautifully restored classic car for a 2-hour tour, cruise around the city sights, and stop by the Hooters Showroom to marvel at the impressive collection of vintage cars.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 277.48
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US$ 277.48
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Napier Highlights by Open Top Vintage Car Wine Tastings

Napier Highlights by Open Top Vintage Car

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Our entry level bespoke tour, your chauffeur will show you the beauty of Napier's Art Deco buildings and then you have the option of visiting a local winery, sampling some local chocolate or take the chance to see the Hooters Showroom, a must-see for all vintage car lovers. You can let us know your preference in advance otherwise your chauffeur will discuss the options to see what you fancy on the day. Please note that this tour does not include wine tasting fees which will need to be paid directly to the winery on the day. On busy cruise ship days as many as half of the Hooters vintage vehicles will be out on tour so there will be a few empty spaces in the showroom, but still plenty of automobilia to see and stories to hear.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 138.74
Price varies by group size
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US$ 138.74
Price varies by group size

Shore Excursion - Art Deco Vintage Car Tour from Napier Art Deco TrustPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Shore Excursion - Art Deco Vintage Car Tour from Napier Art Deco Trust

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Escape your cruise ship for a whistlestop tour showcasing Napier's 1930s Art Deco heritage. Starting at the Napier Port or in town, enjoy a tour in a 1930s vintage car focussing on the best examples of the Art Deco style that sprung up during the rebuild of the city following the devastating 1931 earthquake.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 145.68
per group
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US$ 145.68
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The Pillars of KnowledgeHalf-day Tours

The Pillars of Knowledge

On this sunrise tour you will visit Te Kōripitanga o Tama-nui-te-Ra - the place where the stars and the sun emerge from the waters of the great Lake of Kiwa, the Pacific Ocean. It is a celestial disc that looms large over the cultural landscape of the Waimārama people Stars in the firmament remind us of loved ones lost; others track the trail of discovery that bought the first ancestors to this land. The guardians tell of the of the lore of the land; of battles won and blood spilt. People come to consult the maramataka, the lunar calendar. There is a time for all things. To plant, to harvest, to rest, to celebrate, to fear and to mourn. The guides for this tour are all members of the local Waimārama Tribe, and they will clear our way. This is their sacred knowledge and we are privileged that they are willing to share it with us.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 225.45
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US$ 225.45

A Day in the Life of a Maori ElderDay Trips

A Day in the Life of a Maori Elder

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Experience real New Zealand Maori culture with a unique insight into a day in the life of a Maori elder. Kaumatua are the elders in Maori society, and are respected for their knowledge of tribal history and traditions. They are the keepers of the accumulated history of our people. Their guidance is often sought on all manner of topics in daily life as well as ceremonial matters of Maori tradition. Our guides are elders from our small coastal community of Waimarama where they all still live today. This very special tour gives you unfettered access to the world of Maori rarely seen by outsiders. Our guides are knowledgeable and articulate and interesting story tellers. With humour and grace they will share their personal insights with you The tour is informal and relaxed and provides you with an insider’s perspective on being Maori as they relate historical and contemporary New Zealand Maori culture from a unique and personal point of view.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 412.75
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US$ 412.75

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