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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Marine Parade by using our Napier holiday planner.
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  • You can so worse in Napier than spend a while strolling down the prom, taking in lung fulls of fresh sea air and enjoying all the seaside art deco sights on offer. Part of the whole experience of bein...  more »
  • My husband and I walked for 4 hours around the CBD of Napier, loved the older frontages on some of the buildings. Walked along the Marine Parade, beautiful gardens. Had a great ANZAC sculpture in the ...  more »
  • Awesome place to go for families with younger children! So many family friendly activities to do along the waterfront, roller skating, skateboarding, play grounds, aquarium, bike hire etc. The play ar...  more »
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  • 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.