Napier Art Deco Festival Weekend and More
Door to Door pickups, Transport, Accommodation, All Tours, meals as listed
Friday February 21st DAY ONE. D
Join us we travel back in time to the Tremains Art Deco Festival in our very own Art Deco Capital Napier. This annual festival in February gets the people revelling in the 1930s-atmosphere created in the heart of the city giving the sensation that you have travelled back in time to an era of glitz and glamour! We’ll stop for a little time in Napier then continue a down the road to our accommodation for the next few nights in Havelock North. Tonight, we dine at the lovely “Off The Tracks” Restaurant.
Saturday February 22nd DAY TWO. B, MT, L, D.
After breakfast, we shall meander our way through Havelock North with its gracious, historic homes and tree-lined streets, and there is no doubt it has a special charm. Our first stop will be at Te Mata Figs, which was established from a passion for growing amazing figs in the warm Mediterranean climate of Hawkes Bay. After a talk and a tasting, we’ll continue through to another local gem ‘Birdwood’s Gallery’, a must see for all visitors and locals, offering a gallery, sculpture garden, café & old fashioned sweet shop. After our pleasurable morning, we’ll continue through to Gwavas Garden Homestead for a tour of the property, award-winning woodland garden and finishing with a tasty catered lunch. This evening we’ll dine out in Napier, close to the action and if you are interested in joining in some festivities, the sound shell has a free concert to swing the night away.
Sunday February 23rd DAY THREE B, D.
Dust off that Vintage attire this morning, the spirit of the Festival has embraced the town today, so we’ll have an opportunity to join in some of the festivities. This morning we’ll start the day by taking a tour around Napier’s historic prison located on Napier’s Bluff Hill. From here we will make our way back into town to find a good viewing point for the annual Vintage Car Parade, watch amazing autos sweep through town – from languid limos to cosy coupés. After this fun-filled event, we shall board our bus for a personally guided art deco tour to experience Napier’s Heritage. Depending on the time we’ll view the movie on Napier at the Art Deco Centre. This evening we’ll be dining at the well-known Black Barn Winery Restaurant voted in the Top 10 Must Visit Wineries In The World (FROMMERS)
Monday February 24th DAY FOUR. B
Time to farewell Napier, however before we leave, we’ll take a drive up Te Mata Peak which offers magnificent views over the Hawkes Bay. We then travel on to the famous Hawkes Bay Farmers Market to enjoy a cuppa and wander around this vibrant community. As we leave Napier, we will stop for lunch at Crab Farm Winery and Restaurant a relaxed, festive atmosphere with delicious snacks and meals. After our fun and informative time, away we’ll continue our journey back home.
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