Nestled on the sunny coast of Hawkes Bay, Napier’s Art Deco history began in the early 20th Century. In 1931 an earthquake hit the area which almost completely destroyed the town’s centre. And when everything was rebuilt, it was redesigned in the architectural styles of the time. Today Napier is considered the Art Deco capital of the world, with its collection of beautiful buildings attracting thousands of visitors every year and even hosting the world’s annual Art Deco Festival. Examples of the unique architectural themes and designs can be found in buildings all around the town centre, it’s easy enough to explore it all by walking around yourself. This Napier Art Deco guide shows you the top 10 places in Napier’s Art Deco quarter including a map pinpointing each one so you can easily find them all and plan your route.

1. Public Trust Office

Napier Art Deco guide - Public Trust Office
100 Tennyson Street, Napier South

2. Lone Star Cafe & Bar

Napier Art Deco guide - Lone Star Bar
Corner Marine Parade &, Emerson Street, Napier

3. Central Fire Station

Napier Art Deco buildings guide - Central Fire Station
163 Tennyson Street, Napier South

4. Napier Soundshell

Napier Art Deco buildings guide - Napier Soundshell
70 Marine Parade, Napier South

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5. The New Provincial Hotel

Napier Art Deco buildings guide - Provincial Hotel
Clive Square, Napier South

6. Masonic Hotel

Napier Art Deco guide - Masonic Hotel
2 Tennyson Street, Napier South

7. Shops on Emerson Street

Hawke's Bay Chambers
Emerson Street, Napier

8. Criterion Art Deco Backpackers

Criterion Hotel
48 Emerson Street, Napier

9. Napier Municipal Theatre

Napier Municipal Theatre
119 Tennyson Street, Napier South

10. Donut Robot

Donut Robot
89 Tennyson Street, Napier South

Napier Art Deco guide map

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