Art Deco Napier New Zealand
World-famous for its Jazz age Architecture
Napier, the Art Deco City, is world-famous for its jazz age architecture which rose from the rubble and ashes of a disastrous earthquake and subsequent fires which devastated the city in 1931.
Decorative and colourful buildings
Today, visitors from around the world delight in Napier's decorative and colourful buildings which exhibit the optimism and confidence of the early 20th century. From a small kiwi town has grown a vibrant city due to its climate and the drive of its people.
Art Deco Weekend
An annual mid summer event is Art Deco Weekend, a not-too-serious celebration of the Art Deco style. The city gleams with classic cars and aircraft of the Deco era and people dressed in Deco style bring glamour and elegance to this unique festival which attracts people from many overseas countries.
There is a multitude of other events which annually brings 40 to 50 cruise ships into Napier Port