Hawkes Bay Art Deco Tour- ADM

Number of Days: 5
Destination: New Zealand
Available Dates
  • Commences Auckland 15 February 2018, concludes back in Auckland.
    Stay at Te Pania Hotel in the heart of the action on Napier’s waterfront to enjoy all that this renowned festival has to offer – parades, big bands, jazz bands, fairs and lunch at the acclaimed Mission Vineyard.Remember - To get in the swing of the festival, bring along some clothing to wear that's reminiscent of this era.

  • Day 1: Auckland - Taupo - Napier

    We leave Auckland and drive into the heart of the Waikato farmland before continuing on to Taupo where we stop for lunch. From Taupo there are views across the lake to the three active volacanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.

    In the mid afternoon we drive over the hills to Napier where the Festival, commemorating the rebuilding of Napier in Art Deco style after the disastrous earthquake of 1931, is getting underway. We check into our waterfront hotel and dine in tonight at Te Pania's restaurant.

    What you'll love today:

    • Travel over the ranges from Taupo to Napier and take in the scenery of rugged hills and beautiful valleys
    • Relax in your seaview room at Te Pania Hotel in Napier


    Day 2: Mission Vineyard - Art Deco Festival Events

    Relax and enjoy the vibrant festival atmosphere in Napier. We receive a first hand introduction to the festival events ahead from a specialist Art Deco guide who joins our coach to take us along the Art Deco trail through Napier's suburbs.

    Our tour finishes at the Art Deco Shop at the heart of the action. We wine taste at Mission Estate before lunching in Misson's acclaimed restaurant above the vines. In the afternoon there's time to browse the Antique Fair or relax back at your hotel before dinner. This evening there are events to see at the Soundshell.

    What you'll love today:

    • Explore the sights with a private guide on an Art Deco tour of Napier
    • Wine taste and lunch at Mission Estate, where vines were first planted in 1851


    Day 3: Art Deco Festival events - Automobilia Parade – Soundshell concert

    Take your time over a leisurely breakfast at your hotel this morning before we step out on the streets to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere – the streets are crowded with Art Deco dressed revellers waiting for the Automobilia Vintage Car parade to start at midday. Everything from limos and coupes drive through the town to line up on display at the Soundshell where a variety of shows are underway -bathing belle parades, big bands, jazz and much more.

    Sit back on a collapsible seat or a cushion and enjoy the sight and sounds of the festival's main events. After dinner the events continue at the Soundshell.

    What you'll love today:

    • At midday watch the Automobilia Vintage Car parade drive by
    • At the Soundshell sit back and take in the festival atmosphere


    Day 4: Napier - Hawkes Bay Farmers' Market - Taupo

    This morning we drive over to Hastings, also rebuilt with Art Deco architecture, to visit the Hawkes Bay Farmers' market. It's easy to see why Hawkes Bay is known as the food basket of New Zealand.

    A colourful, summertime array of produce from local orchards and gardens is on display at this busy market. Later we drive up Bluff Hill a residential suburb of Napier for the sea and landscape views then lunch in the port area of Ahuriri before travelling back to Taupo and our lakeside hotel where we dine this evening.

    What you'll love today:

    • Visit a local favourite - the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market in Hastings
    • Take in the spectacular city and ocean views from the top of Bluff Hill, Napier


    Day 5: Taupo - Lake Taupo Cruise - Huka Falls - Auckland

    We breakfast at the Millennium and enjoy a leisurely start and the tranquillity of the lake. We drive down to the boat harbour to take a launch cruise out on Lake Taupo to view the Maori rock carvings.

    We leave Taupo and stop to view the powerful Huka Falls where the Waikato River thunders through a narrow chasm. We lunch at Lava Glass café and visit Lynden Over’s glass blowing studio and glass sculpture garden. We continue north through Waikato farmlands arriving in Auckland late afternoon.

    What you'll love today:

    • Enjoy a peaceful cruise on Lake Taupo
    • NZ landscape inspired glass art and studio


  • Includes:

    All transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).

    Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours guide.

    Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place".

    Included meals: All breakfasts(B), All lunches(L) including special lunches at: Misson Estate's acclaimed restaurant above the vines and All dinners(D).

    All Activities & Entrance Fees as per itinerary are included

    Drive Napier's Art Deco trail with a specialist Art Deco guide.

    Enjoy a tasting at Mission Estate's acclaimed winery.

    Browse the Antique Fair.

    Art Deco Festival events; Automobilia Vintage Car parade, evening events at the Soundshell, bathing belle parades, big bands and live jazz.

    Visit the Hawkes Bay Farmers' market.

    Enjoy a cruise on Lake Taupo to the Maori carvings.

    Included Sightseeing & Exploring

    Drive through the heart of the Waikato dairy farmlands.

    View the spectacular Waipunga Falls.

    Bluff Hill for outstanding city and ocean views, Napier.

    Tour Napier known for its Art Deco architecture.

    Visit the pretty English style village of Havelock.

    Hawkes Bay landscape of orchards and vineyards.

    Amazing views from Te Mata Peak, Hawkes Bay.

    Views across Lake Taupo to the three active volcanoes - Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.

  • Available Dates

    • $2590 per person twin share. Single supplement + $400

    Ref: ADM

    15-Feb-2018 19-Feb-2018

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