1. New Zealand
  2. Hawke's Bay
  3. Hastings, New Zealand

Hastings EQ Self-Guided Audio Tour

Product ID: 73502
This informative audio guided tour includes earthquake survivors tales and will take you on a journey to the past to see the areas that were devastated in 1931, and how they have been rebuilt.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed voucher required
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Explore a city with a fully narrated tour
  • Learn about the devastating earthquake that struck the Hastings area in 1931
Full description
Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Learn about the devastation and rebuilding after the infamous 1931 Napier Earthquake in this informative audio tour. The damage was not restricted to Napier, but spread to the farming city of Hastings and beyond, where many buildings were destroyed and lives lost. It did not take long for this city to rebuild, and many of the buildings are reputed to be even better than they were prior to the earthquake.
You will learn about the effects the earthquake had on buildings such as the Former Post Office and the iconic Clock Tower, and hear stories regarding the old Roach's Department Store, St Mathew's Church, Las Palmas, the Hawkes Bay Farmers Building, the Dominion Buildings and Credit House.  You will also see the Karamu Chambers and the Public Trust Building, the Albert Hotel, Municipal Buildings, the Opera House with the Wesley Methodist Church, the Municipal Power House, and the Woman's Rest with the Hastings Centotaph. This tour is memorable and poignant and includes survivor's tales.

Please note this is a downloadable Self-Guided Audio Tour, therefore you will have no physical tour guide leading you through your travels.
  • Audio-guided tour (English only)
  • Walking Tour
  • Self-paced
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Food/drinks

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing
• Please note this is an audio tour. No physical guide will accompany you
• This is your tour, your way, and at your pace, therefore there are no specific starting times for our tours
• Please see your printable voucher for download information
• Please note, the audio guide is available in the English language only
Organized by

Citywalksz Ltd

Product ID: 73502