Napier, the Art Deco city

22 November 18

Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier's special point of difference.

Adapted from www.newzealand.com

A national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. The vast majority of buildings in the commercial centre of Napier were destroyed in an Earthquake.

Rebuilding began almost immediately, and much of it was completed in two years. New buildings reflected the architectural styles of the times - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission and Art Deco. Local architect Louis Hay, an admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright, had his chance to shine. Maori motifs were employed to give the city a unique New Zealand character - for example, the ASB bank on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets features Maori koru and zigzags.

Napier's city centre has the feeling of a time capsule - the seamless line of 1930s architecture is quite extraordinary. On one of our below tours enjoy a city tour that will showcase an impressive collection of art deco buildings, then have some free time to explore the fascinating architecture.

Visit this spectacular city on a selection of Grand Pacific Tours Holidays...

9 Day Northern Spectacular

19 Day New Zealand Showcase

19 Day Ultimate Discovery

9 Day Ultimate North Island 

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