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

By Art Deco Trust
Recommended by 93% of travelers
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
2h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • 7 Tennyson Street, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand Please check in at the Walks and Tours desk inside the Art Deco centre
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40643P10

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Guided 2pm Afternoon Art Deco Walk from Napier Art Deco Trust?
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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    7 Tennyson Street
    7 Tennyson Street, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
    Please check in at the Walks and Tours desk inside the Art Deco centre
    See address & details
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    Art Deco Trust
    Stop: 60 minutes
    Your tour starts with a 25 minute introduction to architecture with your guide, followed by a 1.5 hour walk then back to the Art Deco Trust for a 20 minute movie.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

bronyspring
bronyspring
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If I could give it more than 5/5 I would
Robin was such a friendly, knowledgeable tour guide. We had a great time, it was very interesting and a great way t
JJCHEN66
JJCHEN66
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what a wonderful idea
We booked a tour in one of the 1930s Vintage Cars - this is so much fun ! My wife felt like a movie star ! what a w
Helly P
Helly P
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Tour Deco behind the facades!
We opted for a private tour and this tour had the added bonus of being allowed to actually "enter" some of the city
Zaximuz
Zaximuz
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New lenses on building architecture
The tour has been very informative for us. We learnt more about the clever design of art deco especially on the tap
DiamondAuckland
DiamondAuckland
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Love the place!
I absolutely visiting this establishment every time I’m in Napier! I love the shop here and almost always purchase
rosiew141
rosiew141
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10 out of 10 :)
Lovely morning activity and our driver John was lovely. Learnt alot and enjoyed seeing the buildings.
AuntyFun
AuntyFun
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Fantastic way to appreciate Art Deco
Fantastic!! Truly the best way to appreciate Napiers Art Deco history. Our guide Tony was amazing we loved every mi
Milly2022
Milly2022
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Enjoyable
Excellent tour with very informative guide, just the right length of time. Would recommend to any visitors.
StuartL141
StuartL141
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Highlight of our holiday!
What a great way to spend an hour or so exploring Napier and finding out about how and why things are like they are
Odyssey16664278351
Odyssey16664278351
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Educational, Intresting, Art Deco
A great, educational experience, and my family (with 12+14 year old kids) absolutely loved it. It also gave us a lo
StaceyCheer
StaceyCheer
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Fun, fascinating, delightful!
We booked this tour after another tour company cancelled on us. Sometime these things happen for a reason - we had
Inspire45887948884
Inspire45887948884
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Enjoyable wallking tour with Val
The tour was friendly and informative. Val was great. We learnt a lot and felt we got good value from the tour. Th
Farida-Feb2018
Farida-Feb2018
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Excellent tour
We enjoyed this tour. The lady guide's commentary was very informative. Very interesting to see most beautiful Napi
WallyS04
WallyS04
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Essential if you want to know about Art Deco in Napier
This was a very informative walking tour. Starts with a short video about the earthquake which impacted Napier and
BOMIWA
BOMIWA
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A must have tour
A fun and knowledgeable tour. Includes a short doco about the history. Very interesting. Also took photos with per
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susan g
Warrington, UK50 contributions
We booked our 2pm walking tour at the Art Deco centre just a few hours before and managed to get the last two tickets.

We were introduced to our tour guide Lew and he gave an introduction to Napier both pre and post the 1931 earthquake. This set the scene for our walking tour around the city centre. Lew provided all 16 of his guests with head phones and a receiver so we were able to hear him throughout our tour. Lew was very knowledgeable and pointed out the different styles of Art Deco on each of the buildings and was more than happy to answer any questions and even posed a few questions of his own to us.

The pace of the tour was just right, we were able to walk through the town stop and appreciate his commentary and take photos as we went.

I would suggest that providing you can manage to stand and walk for 2.5 hours even those with some mobility issues could attempt the tour.

The cost of the tour is $26 NZD each but if you pay by credit card there is an additional surcharge imposed. However this said it was money well spent as it all goes to ensuring the buildings are maintained appropriately.
Written March 1, 2020
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Thank you Susan or your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and your volunteer guide Lew. Your purchase of a tour with the Art Deco Trust has helped us to continue our preservation goals. Thank you.
Written March 24, 2020
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777alsh
Gold Coast, Australia64 contributions
Whilst some of the information in this tour could be gained without booking the walking tour, my knowledge of art deco was certainly enhanced and we were taken inside some buildings that I would not otherwise have entered. Likewise, I would have walked past many of the design features without appreciating their link to the 1930's. I was fascinating having a guide who had grown up in the region in the 1950's.
Written September 25, 2022
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ArtDecoTrust
Thank you for your review. All of our guides are volunteers and enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion for our Art Deco City. Every purchase with the Art Deco Trust helps our preservation goals. Thank you.
Written September 30, 2022
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Explorer45111160739
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Michelle, was our fantastic guide. In her excellently behaved vehicle, she made us all very welcome: handed out earphones which had been properly cleaned, showed us an introductory film of the earthquake and we were on our way. The ear phones allowed us to hear exactly what she was saying from some distance enabling us to take photos or stop and look at something across the street. Access was allowed into several buildings to see original and recreated items such as carpets, lights and wall features. Michelle's knowledge was very impressive - I doubt there is anything she doesn't know about Napier.
A few tips: It is a good hour and a half walk, wear sensible shoes, take water if hot weather, dress for the climate. The tour begins and ends at the Art Deco Centre which includes a shop with lots of wonderful gifts.
I have absolutely no complaints about this tour and cannot speak highly enough of this experience. The best parts of the tour for me, were being allowed access to some buildings, especially the theatre. Also learning about the various architects, and their signature designs which enabled me to know which architect designed the building.
Altogether a truly enjoyable experience. Thank you so much, Michelle and the Art Deco Trust.
Written March 27, 2020
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, We will share your review with Michelle. Your tour with the Art Deco Trust has helped us with our preservation goals. Thank you.
Written August 28, 2020
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stassap
Marietta, OH9 contributions
Well worth very reasonable cost. They started with an explanation of what Art Deco is and why this style from 2 - 2:30. Then an easy walking tour from 2:30 to 4 which was excellent. We never would have picked up on the details they pointed out. Finally they offered a movie if you wanted to stay for it on the day of the earthquake with complimentary tea/coffee. All volunteer guides who were very knowledgeable. We had limited time off the cruise ship, so this was perfect.
Written May 2, 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Your tour with the Art Deco Trust has helped us with our preservation goals. Thank you.
Written August 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Howard Llewellyn
Bournemouth, UK321 contributions
Had a coach tour of the city first. Then dropped off at the Art Deco Trust building for a guided tour of the city centre buildings. Most of the town was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 followed by a fire, so all the rebuilding was done in the 30’s.
Stunning architecture with over 130 buildings retained all in the Art Deco style
Written February 24, 2020
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Thank you for your review. Your tour with the Art Deco Trust has helped us to continue our preservation goals. Thank you.
Written February 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie
Franz Josef, New Zealand53 contributions
We discovered the fascinating story of Napier’s heritage with the Art Deco trust's walking tour. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide gave us an insight into the history of Napier and the characteristics of the Art Deco style of architecture. We would have missed many features without this experience. Highly recommended.
Written September 25, 2021
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ArtDecoTrust
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. All of our guides are volunteers and enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion with our visitors. Your tour has helped the Art Deco Trust to continue with our preservation goals. Thank you
Written September 27, 2021
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cruisingkyra
Opua, New Zealand3 contributions
We enjoyed our walking tour with Brockie. There were just 4 of us and the guide. He drew our attention to interesting details we'd have missed had we done a self-guided tour. It was a friendly and casual interaction and it's great to know they're a Trust that works to conserve Napier's architectural history!
Written July 21, 2020
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ArtDecoTrust
Thank you so much for you kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Brocky and thank you for contributing to our preservation goals.
Written July 22, 2020
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DiB5
Hamilton, New Zealand107 contributions
This is the third time I have done the walking tour. Each time has been slightly different, and I’ve picked up different things. The afternoon tour was run similar to the am tour described rather than longer presumably because the shop is shutting earlier. Would have been good to be told. Even so the walk was interesting and we were shown some of the intricacies of the deco style.
Written August 29, 2020
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ArtDecoTrust
Thank you for your review and feedback. We will ensure our staff let customers know while we are operating under a reduced opening time that it affects our 2pm walking tour. Your tour has helped us to continue our preservation goals, thank you.
Written September 12, 2020
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Julie B
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions
Rnoeally enjoyed the little movie before the walk and the walk. Very enjoyable and informative, knowledgeable guide. The walk didnt go to far so easy as. Worth the $28, especially if you like architecture.
Written April 4, 2021
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ArtDecoTrust
Thank you for your review.
Written April 12, 2021
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Veronica
9 contributions
Solo
Napier is reputed to have the most Art Deco architecture in the Southern Hemisphere as a result of re-building the town after a 7.8 strength earthquake followed by a catastrophic fire in the early 1930s. It is a most impressive and well-maintained assemblage of buildings still in use. Our (volunteer) guide was immensely knowledgeable and engaging. Tour finished back in the Art Deco Centre with tea and coffee and a film based on footage taken around the time of the disaster. Suggest you first visit the Napier Museum’s section on the earthquake/fire and watch their film entitled Survivors’ Stories. It ‘grounds’ the outstanding architecture in human experience and gives context.
Written November 20, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review. Your tour with us has helped the Art Deco Trust in our preservation goals. Many thanks.
Written November 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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