Napier Art Deco Self-Guided Walk

Napier Art Deco Self-Guided Walk


11 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

18 Napier

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A self-guided walk through Napier's art deco precinct

Its free to walk around and enjoy the amazing decorative and colourful buildings of Napier's Art Deco architecture. Go to the Napier info centre or the Napier Art Deco Trust shop for directions on the best places to walk. For a cost of $7.50 you can buy the Art Deco Self Guided Walk Booklet which while not essential it is a good little investment to get the best out of the city.


Feature Value Info


Art Deco Walks and Tours

Non-profit organisation


North IslandHawkes BayNapier


  • Heritage Attractions
  • Free


Richard Fox's avatar

Richard Fox

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

If you like Art Deco, this is great: a compact area of three streets gives you so many examples of the architectural features and lettering that characterise this 1930's style - very well maintained too.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Floren Hoenschler's avatar

Floren Hoenschler


Ranking: 6/10

Self-guided tour with a flyer from the i-Site ($7). We got background information about the earthquake in Napier.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jessica Marling


Ranking: 10/10

So cool!! 1930's classic cars and bikes!! Lots of fun, we all dressed the part too! Watched swing dancers and different old fashioned acts.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Eddie's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

A paid for leaflet from I-Site showing a walking tour, plenty of information but directions were a bit hard to follow. Probably better with a quided tour. Napier Antiques on Tennyson Street is well worth a visit - almost a museum of all things art deco. Their prices seemed reasonable too. Also take a (steep) walk or drive to Bluff Hill which has fine view over harbour and good information plaques describing areas of activity in the harbour

Reviewed about 9 years ago

Jim and JoAnn Harllee's avatar

Jim and JoAnn Harllee

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great architecture and a nice walk too!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

nl's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Free leaflet from teh Art deco Trust shop has plenty of information for a self-guided tour of the Art Deco architecture in Napier.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jochem Snyders's avatar

Jochem Snyders


Ranking: 2/10

The walk is nothing if you compare it with the nature and the rest of New Zealand.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Heini Sutter's avatar

Heini Sutter


Ranking: 10/10

Evening event with music and dressed in clothes of 1930's, (during the yearly earthquake commemoration).

Reviewed about 11 years ago

Julian Tiff's avatar

Julian Tiff


Ranking: 9/10

Self guided with a brochure from the i site. Cheap and funny.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

uleugel's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

We buy information for $5 from the Napier i SITE which gives all the information for a great Art Deco walk.

Reviewed over 12 years ago