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5 Day Hawkes Bay Art Deco Festival

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5

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$2490

North Island
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Overview

Enjoy your stay at the Te Pania Hotel located in the heart of all the action and enjoy every minute of this renowned festival – including the parades, jazz bands, big bands, fairs and lunch at the renowned Mission Vineyard.

  • We 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.
  • Magnificent views across Lake Taupo to the three active volcanoes - Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.

To get in the swing of the festival, bring along some clothing to wear that's reminiscent of this era

Please NoteItinerary is subject to amendment should unforeseen changes be necessary.

Art Deco Napier

Art Deco Napier

Brass Band Napier

Brass Band Napier

Fly Over

Fly Over

Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Peak

Vineyards Hawkes Bay

Vineyards Hawkes Bay

Vintage Cars Napier

Vintage Cars Napier

Lake Whakamaru Paddleboat Cruise

Lake Whakamaru Paddleboat Cruise

Hawkes Bay Art Deco Festival, Napier

Itinerary

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Day 1Auckland to 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 - 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.

Day 2Mission Vineyard, Art Deco 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.

Day 3Art Deco Festival, Automobilia Parade

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.

Day 4Napier to Hawkes Bay Farmers Market to Taupo

In the morning we drive over to Hastings, also rebuilt with Art Deco architecture, to have breakfast at 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.

Day 5Taupo to Mangakino Paddleboat Cruise to 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 see 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 the Waikato farmlands arriving in Auckland in the late afternoon.

Cost per person

February 2020

  • NZ$2,490 - Twin Share
  • NZ$2,890 - Single Share

20% Deposit per person on booking, balance 60 days before departure

Baggage Please note:  Try to keep to one suitcase weighing around 23kgs and one small carry on bag. 

Pricing: Single share price is base on one person in a single room. Twin share price is based on 2 people sharing one room.

  • Payment can be made by cheque, internet banking, Visa or Mastercard.
  • Please note, payments made by credit card will incur an additional merchant fee of 2%.

Cancellations and amendments

Cancellation fees depend on when we receive notice of your cancellation:

  • The 20% deposit is not refundable and not transferable.
  • Bookings cancelled between 59 days and 45 days incur 50% of tour cost.
  • Bookings cancelled between 44 days and 31 days incur 75% of tour cost.
  • Bookings cancelled within 30 days or less of tour departure incur 100% of tour cost.
  • No refunds will be made after travel has commenced.

Itinerary

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Day 1Auckland to 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 - 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.

Day 2Mission Vineyard, Art Deco 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.

Day 3Art Deco Festival, Automobilia Parade

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.

Day 4Napier to Hawkes Bay Farmers Market to Taupo

In the morning we drive over to Hastings, also rebuilt with Art Deco architecture, to have breakfast at 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.

Day 5Taupo to Mangakino Paddleboat Cruise to 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 see 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 the Waikato farmlands arriving in Auckland in the late afternoon.

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