A one hour city tour in New Zealand's only Ford Model AA vintage bus. A great way to introduce yourself to Napier and our Art Deco City. Your friendly, knowledgeable driver/guide will entertain you with stories of Napier's past as you soak up the sights through the open sides. No glass in the windows means no nasty reflections and a cool breeze on those warm summer days. The bus has been fitted with modern speakers so that everyone can enjoy the commentary.
Please note that due to the nature of the vehicle, some of the seats are quite narrow. Larger passengers are advised to arrive early to get a double seat when possible.
On cruise ship tours, times may vary slightly due to delays in docking; please head directly to the Hooters stand at the first shuttle stop to confirm your departure time.
Tour Napier’s distinctive Art Deco heritage in style on this vintage car tour of the city. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to the 1930s as you drive past some of the city’s must-see buildings in a vintage Packard car. Your local guide will tell you all about the earthquake of 1931 and the Art Deco architecture that emerged afterwards, so you can just relax in the back seat.
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.
An enjoyable light-hearted introduction to Art Deco Napier.
This one hour tour is a great chance to experience the splendour of travelling in a beautifully restored vintage car. Sit back and imagine you are being driven through Napier in its heyday of the 1930's, with it's immaculately maintained buildings and your chauffeur dressed in their Art Deco finery.
Learn about Napier's remarkable history of devastation and rebirth; the earthquake that shaped the city we live in today and the stories of the people who make it such an interesting little city to visit.
Our guides are passionate about what they do and have free rein to design their own tours so that you get the very best of them. There is also limited flexibility, meaning that if you wish to visit a certain area or wish to stop somewhere to take photos then you simply ask your chauffeur.
The time is yours, and should you wish to extend then that can usually be arranged.
Discover Napier by vintage car on a private tour that’s customized to your schedule and interests. With a personal driver to greet you after you step off the shuttle, you’ll trade a generic group itinerary for a tour that explores the things that interest you: see Art Deco landmarks, sip local vintages at New Zealand’s oldest winery, check out classic cars, and taste local chocolates before returning to your boat.
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.
HOBBITON MOVIE SET
See the world famous Hobbiton Movie Set in all its intricate detail.
See the marvels of the Hobbiton movie set in one day from Auckland.
HOBBITON MOVIE SET SMALL GROUP TOUR FROM AUCKLAND Small group, luxury car travel See the world famous Hobbiton Movie Set in all its intricate detail .
Be expertly guided as you stroll the lush farmland Top off your day with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn Travel in style on a small group tour from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set - set on rolling farmland, this is the world famous movie set where you'll see the intricately created 'Hobbit holes' the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic!
You'll be expertly guided as you stroll around the set - stand in the doorway of a Hobbit hole, see where the hobbit Bilbo himself lived, and top off your day with a complimentary beer, ale, cider or ginger beer at the Green Dragon Inn.
The Bay of Islands is not only renowned for its beautiful landscapes and Maori heritage—it’s also home to some of the Northlands most popular vineyards. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and enjoy a customized itinerary as you explore the region’s wineries. Visit up to four different wineries, sample a variety of local wines, and stop at attractions such as Rainbow Falls and the Kerikeri Mission Station along the way.
Tour the Bay of Islands in style with this private Mustang excursion. Visit some of the most spectacular natural and cultural spots around the bay while enjoy the open-air views from the late model Mustang Convertible. Customize the itinerary to suit your needs, and choose to extend the 4.5-hour tour with wine tastings and lunch at a vineyard if you like.
Instead of crowding into a tour bus, explore the Hawke’s Bay in a perfectly-preserved 1930s vintage car on this stylish half-day tour of the region. Choose between one of three tours – sample what’s unique local wines with a Winery Tour; see Napier’s art deco landmarks on the Scenic Tour; or visit popular attractions on the Best of the Bay Tour. Choose your destinations or avoid the stress of choosing: your guide can put together the perfect day.
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.
Experience the true kiwi way on this fun private tour of Christchurch. Hop in Caroline’s Kombi and explore many of the city’s highlights on a tour that adds a personal touch. Explore art galleries, learn about Maori culture and discover the city’s rich history and culture. Share stories with locals, spot impressive native birds and see the stunning natural landscape. Includes visits to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial and the Bridge of Remembrance.
Get behind the wheel of a vintage car and see Napier in style on this full-day self-drive tour. Choose from a selection of beautifully restored 1920s and 1930s cars, then explore at your own pace, driving around the Art Deco city or cruising along the seafront of Hawke's Bay.
The perfect shore excursion, disembark to meet your chauffeur ship side and wave to your fellow passengers as they wait to board the shuttles into town. Spend 4 hours in the luxury of a vintage car, enjoying an itinerary designed to your tastes and when its all over the choice off being dropped off in Napier to perhaps do a little shopping or simply have your chauffeur drop you directly back at the ship and avoid the queues for the return shuttle.
Winery options: 4 Hours spent sampling some of Hawke's Bay's finest wines.
Beer & Cider options: Try a paddle of award winning ciders or craft beers.
Scenic options: Tour Hawke's Bay's varied countryside; from orchards and vineyards to dramatic rolling hills.
We will be in contact to discuss your preferences and design you perfect day. Otherwise leave it to us and let's see if we can't exceed your expectations by showing you the Best of the Bay, our way!
All tastings included along with a platter to share in a beautiful vineyard setting.
The lively coastal town of Napiers is renowned for its Art Deco architecture, beautiful beaches, and rich Maori history. On this tour, enjoy a private and personalized introduction to the city with a local guide. Visit the Maori settlement of Ahuriri, admire the Art Deco buildings of Marewa, and drive along the scenic coastal roads and beaches. Along the way, visit an orchard, stop for morning tea at a local country home, and take a ride in a classic 1966 Pontiac car.
Explore Art Deco Napier and surrounding areas in the comfort of our classic Black London Taxi Limo. Seating capacity is up to Five passengers.
Complete with Red carpet to make you feel a bit like royalty.
We offer a standard Two & Half Hour Tour of Napier and surrounding countryside.
We are able customise this private tour to your liking by adding points of interest, Wineries, or Food destinations and Scenic drives and great views. Our time can be flexible to suit your availability and needs. Extra stops for visits, tastings and photos can be arranged
We also offer Limo services for any occasion and Shuttle services to or from your accommodation, restaurant, winery and Airport Transfers.
Food, Drinks and Tasting fees are not included
Exclusive private 90 minute tour of Napier's world-famous Art Deco City in an authentic, genuine classic/vintage car driven by a friendly and knowledgeable Driver/Guide.
See and hear about the events of 1931 when the city of Napier was destroyed by a huge earthquake - then learn about the rebuild in the Art Deco style. We not only show you all the key locations but our guides will bring the historic events to life with human dramas and stories from the times.
Group Maximum 3 travellers per car
Your chance to see a live Kiwi Bird at Kiwi North and explore the historic Bay of Islands and in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler or a Mustang GT convertible. On your private 4.5-hour guided tour you will also see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests and rural farming areas. You can also extend your tour with a 1-hour option of a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.
Take a 3-hour private tour of Napier & Hawke's Bay in your very own vintage car to see the Art Deco architecture and other highlights. Sit back and enjoy the stories and scenery while your chauffeur drives you around the town in a beautifully restored vehicle from the Art Deco period.
We have included in the itinerary section a list of options available (please note that we cannot cover all options in 3 hours!) so that you can customize your personalized itinerary either through the booking process or your chauffeur will help you plan your day on arrival.
This is a bespoke tour that can be designed to suit your tastes.
New Zealand North and South Island 7 days
Rotorua, Queenstown, Auckland
Auckland: Auckland City Hotel or equivalent
Rotorua: Copthorne Hotel Rotorua or equivalent
Queenstown: Oaks Club Hotel or equivalent
Your personal Chauffeur will collect you in your choice of the fleet and guide you to a selection of the Bay's finest destinations and all designed to entice your palate. An exquisite lunch en route is included. We design your bespoke itinerary through the booking process to ensure that your trip is simply unforgettable!
Explore the art of the Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group. On your private 5-hour tour you will be guided by a local conceptual visual artist and experience local Maori and international art works, local galleries and outdoor installations. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.
Take a glossy and luxurious vintage car through the Bay of Plenty. Customize your itinerary with our experts to suit your interests, from agriculture to architecture. Feast on a three course lunch at a popular local restaurant. Be chauffeured through the streets, learning more about this region’s history epitomized in old cars and Art Deco buildings.
Our city has been rebuilt following the February 2011 earthquakes. With this, we have a city that has been regenerated and we are so excited that Maori culture has been reintegrated back into the city. The best way to learn about our Maori culture is through art and sculptures - it is so beautiful and you will love stories and the experience .