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Marine Parade, Napier

4.6
#1 of 6 in Sightseeing in Napier
Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Marine Parade by using our Napier holiday planner.
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  • This is a great place for a stroll, really Well set out with fountains seating areas bbq areas etc. And set beside the sea  more »
  • The Marine Parade stretches for the whole length of the town. Great place to go and have a walk and take in the sea view. Very clean and tidy and nicely finished off. Take you lunch and enjoy whilst l...  more »
  • Beautiful and well-kept promenade, beautiful view with Cafés and children's play area. Also the Pebble Beach got something there.
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  • Great place to teach little ones about road rules and let them loose on their bicycles/scooters. Even has mini traffic lights and a roundabout! The playground right next door is well designed - different areas for different age groups with lots of shade. Public toilets are close by and clean.
  • Great playground with multiple areas separated by age group. Lots of water fountains and bathroom facilities. Good shady areas with picnic tables.
  • Kids love it.

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Where to stay in Napier

pier boasts a range of accommodations, most located on the tip of land that ends at the Port of pier. From boutique Art Deco hotels and rental apartments to backpacker hostels, the central district offers options for many tastes and price ranges. With the city's buildings so attractive, a sea view may not be as much of a deal-breaker as it is elsewhere. Farther out of town, you can choose from an array of more economical motels, or at a campsite.
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