From the devastation of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 1931 rose the iconic Art Deco cityscapes we see today.
Napier City is considered the Art Deco Capital with the highest concentration of art deco buildings anywhere in the world, while Hastings is also home to an impressive collection of Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical buildings. Take a tour in a vintage car or join a guided walk to discover the best examples of Art Deco buildings you’ll see anywhere.
Each year, thousands flock to the Art Deco Festival Napier in February and Winter Deco weekend in July. Fox furs, boaters and beads are the order of the day, the roads are reclaimed by vintage vehicles, while jazz tunes serenade from street corners.