Introducing Warren (Wazza) your Local Tour Guide

Tour option 1


A Maximum of 4 people per Tour

Avoid the crowds when you visit Napier, Enjoy a truly local experience with Wazza. For Cruise ship passengers we will meet you at the shuttle drop of point the Napier i-SITE and return to the pickup point allowing you plenty of time to catch your shuttle bus back to the ship.

Wazza brings stories alive as he narrates Napier’s past and present. You will journey from town to country. Hear of a vibrant coastal city brought to an earth-shattering standstill by the famous 1931 earthquake. Recount the tales of personal loss and tragedy. This resilient city rebuilt to become known as the self-proclaimed Art Deco Capital of the world.

Napier Cruise ship excursion

Cruising along Marine Parade

A comprehensive tour of Napier city :

  • Tour commences in a modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Napier History (A museum without walls)
  • The Art Deco rebuild
  • Bluff hill with panoramic ocean views
  • Historic Ahuriri fishing village
  • Iconic National Tobacco Company
  • Picturesque coastal drive
  • Local hospitality with Tea /coffee & biscuits at our country block in the Esk hills.
  • A 15-minute movie on the 1931 Earthquake and Art Deco rebuild
  • Now we turn the clock back 50 years to the automotive golden era. Wazza will introduce you to “Albert”  A rare 1966 Pontiac sedan, your transport for the return trip
  • Visit the art deco suburb Marewa
  • Full commentary during the tour
  • Wine tasting options are available if requested, (additional charges may apply)

Duration of tour: Approximately 4 Hours

Cost: $325 Per vehicle with a maximum of 4 people.

Esk Valley


Bruce & Pamela sailing on the Noordam enjoyed their Napier tour

Absolutely first class tour of the fascinating Art Deco city of Napier. Warren (Wazza) brought the entire tragedy of the great earthquake of 1931 into sharp focus and showed us a detailed view of the recovery and the results of the monumental effort to rebuild the entire city. Highly recommend Napier Tours NZ and Wazza as your guide to this region. Warren can tailor the tour to suit your specific needs as well. Enjoy. Bruce and Pamela

Wendy & Geoff, Terry & Corrie our guest sailing on the Majestic Princess

Excellent day and very informative, Warren went out of his way at short notice to show us the history & beauty of Napier. His local knowledge of Hawkes Bay is invaluable. We highly recommend doing a tour with them, loved the experience of being chauffeured around in a beautiful 1966 Pontiac.

Terry & Corrie


Tour Option 2

private Hire tourS

You can hire Wazza for a couple of hours or a full day to be your driver and guide. Wine tasting or sightseeing,  
Your opportunity to enjoy Hawkes Bay exactly how you want to, at your own pace;  We can make an unscheduled stop for a coffee, lunch or shops maybe spend longer at favorite winery an attraction or a gorgeous viewpoint. Decide to change your plan. That’s ok too. Contact Warren, and he will help you design a unique itinerary.

Cost is per vehicle.
Modern vehicle seats up to 4 people.

  • 2 hours $210      Half day $325      Full Day $425

Also available in Albert our Classic Pontiac which seats up to 5 people.

  • 2 hours $295        Half Day $500

For private hire tours, incidental expenses eg: Cafe stops, lunch, wine tasting, etc. is the customer’s expense.
Don’t forget your sun hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes and a camera

Wine Tasting in the Esk Valley



If you are considering a trip to the Hawkes Bay I would absolutely recommend a tour of the region with Wazza from Napier Tours NZ. His knowledge & passion for the region is obvious and he is extremely accommodating. Nothing was a problem. Thanks Wazza for making our weekend one to remember. Jill.

We couldn’t have had a better day out in the Hawke’s Bay region, all thanks to Warren (Wazza). He let us customise our day, with visits to the Farmers market, wine tastings, shopping, excellent recommendations for lunch, and sightseeing. His local knowledge was top notch, making our tour the highlight of our trip to Napier. I would have no hesitation in recommending Napier Tours NZ to anyone visiting the region. Katrina


Napier Tours NZ Ltd.