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Deco City Discoverer     Art Deco Bus Tours  

Take a fun 2-hour tour with our experienced guides where you'll take in the highlights of Napier's Art Deco delights and the surrounding area; wineries, coastal views, and you might even get some delights from a local chocolatier.
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How to book: You can find out more about the tour and make your booking on Trip Adviser and also at the Napier i-Site Visitor Centre. 


Get around Hawke’s Bay in unique style!

Imagine you and your besties travelling in style on Veronica or Belle, our two classic Art Deco Buses. Feel the wind in
your hair on the rear viewing deck as we wander our way around the region on your tour of some favourite spots.

Our spacious 11-20 seater vans are ideal for smaller groups and private tours or wine trails.

- 2 x Art Deco Buses - Up to 47 Adults (29 seated / 18 standing) per bus
- Vans - 11-20 Adults seated 

How to book: For group tour bookings or enquiries, please use our Booking Enquiry Form


Travel to your destination in historic elegance!

Our 1954 Daimler Conquest and original London Taxi are ideal for private wine tours, as wedding cars, or simply to
take you out for dinner or any special occasion. Or we can drive you in our stylish vans. Great for when you just need to get there!

Passengers: 1 - 5 Adults (cars)
7 - 20 Adults (vans)

How to book: For private hire enquiries, please use our Booking Enquiry Form


We guarantee you a party on the move, the rest is up to you!
Whether it’s someone’s Hen’s or Stag Do, a ‘0’ birthday or a family reunion, a party trip around the local eateries and
watering holes is a pretty special way to party. When we drive, you know you can have fun safely.

- 2 x Art Deco Buses - Up to 47 Adults (29 seated / 18 standing) per bus

How to book: For party bus hire enquiries, please use our Booking Enquiry Form


When you need to get somewhere on time or get back!
Wedding transport, or to transport you and your friends out to a party, and for schools, sports teams or corporate
groups and other organisations for any occasion.
Our professional and courteous drivers can ensure your arrival and return trip is guaranteed.

-Up to 47 Adults (29 seated / 18 standing) per bus
OR Up to 44 primary school aged children (seated) per bus.

How to book: For shuttle hire enquiries, please use our Booking Enquiry Form

Deco City Discoverer operate a two hour full commentary Voyage of Discovery Tour departing from the Napier i-Site for every cruise ship arriving in Napier during the cruise season. In our iconic Art Deco buses we take in the scenic Marine Parade then heading out along the coast road to view Cape Kidnappers and the Ātea a Rangi Star Compass on the edge of the coast before turning inland at Awatoto. We travel through the fertile area of Meeanee  passing orchards, vineyards and The Old Church on our way to The Silky Oak Chocolate Company.  on the edge of the coast

Deco City Discoverer - Silky Oak Chocolate
Deco City Discoverer - Mission Estate Winery

We then wander through the suburbs of Taradale where we see the Art Deco McDonalds  building and then on to Greenmeadows passing the historic Church Road Winery and then a visit to the Mission Estate Winery (fifteen min stop), here you may have a sample of their fine wines, purchase a few bottles and take in the great view from the gardens looking over Napier City.  We the head towards Westshore travelling over some the over 4000 hectares of land that came out of the sea during the 1931 earthquake.

We then travel to the northern coast of the city through the seaside suburb of Westshore and on to historic West Quay and Ahuriri the original port of Napier. We make a stop off at the National Tobacco Building (photo stop) we view the ornate exterior of one of the most photographed Art Deco Buildings in Napier.

Deco City Discoverer - National Tobacco Building

We then head in to the vibrant City Centre and drive through the streets of the Art Deco Capital of the World. We take in several of the surviving buildings and view many of the beautiful Art Deco buildings built in the aftermath of the devastating 1931 earthquake. We then return to the Marine Parade and the i-Site bus stop in plenty of time for your shuttle bus back to your ship at Napier Port.