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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  • My partner and I regretfully had only one night in Napier. We took a town walk with the Art Deco Trust volunteer in the early evening and it was most interesting and informative. To do justice to Napi...  more »
  • the Napier marine parade is an awesome place for fun!!! there is a few water features to play in, lots of tables and free BBQ's, 2 huge play grounds, also a big skate park, mini golf swimming pools an...  more »
  • A nice long walk on a sunny day with a good ice cream place near the roller board park made this an ideal place to spend 2-3 hours while visiting Napier  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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