Enjoy finding out about Napier’s rich and interesting Māori history on a one and a half hour walking tour. Our friendly guides will share local Māori pūrakau (stories) and legends from a bygone era.
Highlights includes visiting the MTG-Hawke’s Bay Museum to take a deeper look into the stunning taonga (treasures) inside! We then walk around Cathedral Lane and find out where legendary artist Gottfried Lindauer would paint many rangatira (high ranking Māori leaders). Next door is the “Napier Antique Centre”, which features a stunning kōwhaiwhai pattern throughout the building.
Next stop is the historic ASB bank and hear the wonderful story of the building’s striking Māori design features. The tour concludes by the moana (ocean), and listen to how Māui fished up the North Island, more history and legends of Te Kauwae-a-Māui (Cape Kidnappers). Finally, past Napier i-Site to visit 2019 landscape sculpture award winning Jacob Scott’s “Marineland” taonga (treasure). Tour concludes with a poroporoaki (farewell).
Meet at the Pania Statue on Marine Parade. Please be there 5 minutes before departure. Tours are mobility scooter, wheelchair, and pushchair friendly. Fitness level easy. Please bring a sun hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and wear comfortable footwear.
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Please note that credit card payments will be made to Art Deco Trust, contact number (06) 835 0022