Napier sits on New Zealand’s North Island within the Hawke’s Bay area, and it’s a popular city for many reasons. There are lots of things to see and do around the city, as well as plenty of opportunities to chill out and relax. To make your stay even more pleasant, book one of our top class Napier hotels to make the most of your time in the area.
Things to do
Napier is well-known for its beautiful architecture. The city was damaged extensively during an earthquake, and the buildings that you can see today are those that were built following the natural catastrophe. Most of the buildings are in the Art Deco style, and you are sure to have plenty to admire as you wander around the palm-lined city streets. You will also be treated to nice views as you stroll along the pretty Marine Parade. Make sure you don’t miss the city’s symbol – Pania of the Reef. A beautiful testament to Maori myths and legends, the statue stands gracefully near the water. There are museums and art galleries to explore, including Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery. You can also visit the country’s oldest prison.
The nearby beaches are great for relaxing, swimming, sunbathing, and water sports, and there are also several nice parks where you can kick back and unwind. There’s a strong wine-making heritage, learn more about local wines with a trip to fabulous vineyards and wineries. You can even try several delicious locally-made wines and purchase some of your favourites to take home. In the summer months, some of the wineries host great performances. People of all ages cannot help but be captivated and impressed at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, with its wide selection of sea creatures and fish.
Get your Napier accommodation booked with us today to enjoy this beautiful part of New Zealand and have a break to remember.