Hastings Earthquake Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    As this is a downloadable and self-guided tour, there is no set start time. Likewise, the starting point is merely a recommendation; each of the points on the audio tour can be completed at your leisu.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Hastings Clock Tower, Russell St South, Hastings, 4122, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Heretaunga Women's Centre, Cnr and, Eastbourne St E, Hastings, 4122, New Zealand
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This informativeand historical self-guided audio tour will take you on a journey to the past to see the areas that were devastated by the 1931 and how they have been rebuilt. Including survivors stories, get a better insight to the past tragedy. Combine your audio guide with a map detailing the area of your tour as well.


Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Fully narrated tour

Step back in time on a history tour

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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 this 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.

Youll 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, 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.

As a self-guided audio tour, you have more flexibility to experience it how you wish. Your tour, your pace.


Zip folder of audio files and map

Self-Guided Audio Tour

Downloadable link to download mp3 file and map



Audio device




Entry/Admission - Hastings i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing

Please note this is an audio tour. No physical guide will accompany you

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please download the audio file and make it ready before you start your journey

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers