Sitting on the top of the Otago Peninsula, Lanarch Castle is a popular Dunedin curiosity. When you visit, don’t just pop in and out as part of a large tour group – on this small-group tour to the Castle, spend over two hours exploring the historic central building and its nationally-recognized gardens. Learn about the Castle’s rich history from your guide, and with only a handful of people in your group, get answers to all your questions without any risk of being ignored.
Head south along beautiful Marine Parade & we’re into the Hawke’s Bay countryside with its orchards, vineyards and gently rolling farmland.
1st stop - A visit to New Zealand’s biggest honey producer where you can taste a wide range of NZ honey.
Te Mata Peak has great cultural significance to locals as well as providing amazing 360-degree views around the region. Bring a camera - these are the best views in the region!
Next, we head through the beautiful village of Havelock North and the historic town of Hastings – the region’s largest. You'll see both Art Deco and Spanish Mission style architecture. We’ll stop at a traditional roadside fruit stall for you to sample some of the produce grown here in ‘The Fruit Bowl of NZ’.
As we head back towards Napier another treat of the tour is a stop at a boutique chocolate shop. You will get a free sample here.
Finally, we return to town via the historic fishing village of Ahuriri before a guided driven Art Deco tour of Napier itself.
This shore excursion highlights the best of Hawke's Bay and Napier, considered the Art Deco Capital of the world! Discover this areas unique history including its early settlement, the 1931 Napier Earthquake, and the rebuild efforts that transformed the city to what it is today. Travel through the beautiful rural pastures outside the city, make a stop close to the top of Te Mata Peak with incredible sightings, and explore the unique architecture of Hastings and Napier.
This 2.5-hour Napier History overview and Art Deco Tour will allow you to take in all the main Art Deco components this unique City has to offer. On this tour you will learn about Napier's history including the huge earthquake of 1931 and enjoy driving through many of the Art Deco areas including local suburbs, such as Ahuriri the home of the National Tobacco Building and Marewa where you will drive through a very lovingly kept and dozens of original 1930's Art Deco homes.
As New Zealand's oldest Winery calls Napier home, you will also visit the Mission Estate and learn the fascinating history surrounding this Winery. This is a one of a kind tour designed for the short stay traveller..
Discover Napier’s striking Art Deco architecture on this city tour. Admire the beautiful buildings of the Ahuriri and Marewa districts; see Art Deco landmarks such as the National Tobacco Building; and learn more about the distinctive design style. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.