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Napier Cultural Walking Tours

Prices: Adults NZD $49pp; Children (5-15) NZD $22; Under 5’s FREE

Enjoy finding out about Napier’s rich and interesting Māori history on a one and a half hour walking tour.

Meet your guide outside the iconic “Pania” statue, on Marine Parade. Our friendly guides will share local Māori pūrakau (stories) and legends from a bygone era. Tour includes visiting the Māori chapel, inside Waiapu Cathedral, where you will hear about how the elaborate and ornate Māori tukutuku panels, Bishop’s chair, and the Processional Cross were designed and created.

We then walk around Cathedral Lane, towards “Napier Antique Centre”, which features a stunning kōwhaiwhai pattern throughout the building. We carry on along Hastings street to the historic ASB bank, and hear the wonderful story of the building’s striking Māori design features.

Afterwards, we cross over Marine Parade towards the Soundshell, finishing the tour 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).

Tour concludes with a poroporoaki (farewell).

Tours are mobility scooter, wheelchair, and pushchair friendly. Children under 5 are free.

Fitness level is easy Please bring a sun hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and wear comfortable footwear.

Days: Wednesday - Saturday Time: 10am and 1pm

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Make a booking enquiry and a Napier i-SITE consultant will contact you shortly with booking details.

All bookings are subject to availability and will be confirmed after booking has been received.

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100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110
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