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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  • October 12, 2017
    The upgrade of this area is amazing with the azure blue sea as a back drop sweet smelling sea air and super places to walk and play for young and old. Lovely walk ways scooter areas and skate boarding...  more »
  • October 10, 2017
    A pleasant walk or bike along the beautiful promenade full of green places to have a picnic or just enjoy the scenery really enjoyable
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  • October 9, 2017
    Napier is on the sea and its downtown waterfront is a delight. It's a classic combination of gardens and paths for strolling and includes a music shell and plaza for outdoor events. It's got real styl...  more »

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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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