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Marine Parade, Napier
(4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • What a surprise Napier is! One of the most surprisingly delightful cities in the world. Destroyed in 1931 by an earthquake Napier rose again at the height of the art deco movement. Building after buil...  more »
  • Well Done Napier you put the rest of NZ to shame with the fabulous development of your waterfront. Something for everyone as you walk along. 
  • This must be one of the most pleasant walks in the country.It is long,walk on grass or the beach and when you are tired,we are 86 just phone a taxi back to your parked car,rolling seas creat a great b...  more »
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  • Good fun stop. A few water traps to make things more fun. Great with kids.
  • It's hard to go wrong with mini-golf. Par2 delivers on everything you hope. You have a choice of 2 courses (you can get a deal to do 2 courses) It's the usual mix of fun and frustration (I wish par 2 described my round :( and lovely views of the ocean. It's worth an hour or 2 of your time if in Napier.
  • Great little mini golf course, great fun for the whole family and wonderful view of the ocean.
  • Stupid game, but so much fun. Nice way to have a laugh with friends or family. Recommended
  • Two courses to choose from but courses are starting to look a bit tired and run down. Beware the parking outside the premises which is only 30 minute parking!