Architecture

Today Hawke’s Bay is world renowned for its architecture. Most notably its collection of 1930’s Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical.

Packard Promenades

Packard Promenades offer a superb personal guided service on Art Deco and wine tours all around Hawke's Bay in beautifully restored vintage vehicles. Read more...

Paper-Works Gallery

Based in the heart of Napier, Paper-Works Gallery exhibits originally signed works on paper from both new and established New Zealand artists. Read more...

Art Deco

The style known as Art Deco had its heyday between 1920 and 1940. A 7.8 Richter scale earthquake, and ensuing fires, destroyed most of central Napier in 1931. Within two years, the city was rebuilt, predominantly in Art Deco style, with Maori motifs and design elements incorporated. Read more...

Art Deco Trust

Napier, the Art Deco City, is world-famous for its jazz age architecture which rose from the rubble and ashes of a disastrous earthquake and subsequent fires which devastated the city in 1931. Read more...

Spanish Mission & Stripped Classical

Hastings City houses a collection of Art Deco buildings however it’s most noted buildings were built in the Spanish Mission style. Read more...

Walk the History

Walk the History has 3 unique tours downloadable on one mobile app.  See the pictorial past and present.  Self-guided, you’ll love learning more about Napier’s Ahuriri coastline & Marine Parade. Read more...