Enjoy a city sights tour of Napier, known as ‘The Art Deco Capital’. Street after street of stunning and beautifully restored Art Deco buildings have made Napier famous as one of the most complete collections of Art Deco buildings in the world.
In 1931 a massive earthquake rocked Hawke's Bay for more than three minutes, destroying the commercial centre of Napier. Rebuilding began almost immediately, and new buildings reflected the architectural styles of the times - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission and Art Deco. Napier is often referred to as a 1930s film set.