Marine Parade, Napier

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Home to an array of historical buildings, memorials, and other places to visit, Marine Parade stands as an icon of the city. Wander down this popular promenade, a favorite of rollerbladers, and admire its panoply of Art Deco structures, the national aquarium, and all sorts of activity centers. Look for the arch dedicated to the city's revival after a devastating earthquake in 1931, and don't miss the beloved seafront statue of Pania, a mythological Maori figure. After your exploring, you can grab a snack or kick back with a drink at one of the many waterfront cafes and eateries. Put Marine Parade into our Napier tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • What a pleasant time in and around Napier. Napier City Council has done a fantastic job and thank you for putting on the "Napier Rocks" concert. It helped to allay the disappointment of not seeing Nei...  more »
  • Do a drive by first so you can select what you most want to enjoy - sculptures, aquarium, a playground or a workout. The soundshell is also interesting and attractive (though locals report that it’s g...  more »
  • Napier has everything: style, sea and great food. The marine parade is a backdrop and it serves to showcase the rest of the town. Excellent place to amble after a good lunch and a couple of beers  more »

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