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Popular things to do in Napier

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
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Duration: 4 hours
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Aquarium
National Aquarium of New Zealand
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lookout
Bluff Hill Lookout
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Marine Parade
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Enjoy the atmosphere and architecture of 1930s design in Napier, one of the best-preserved Art Deco cities in the world. After a catastrophic earthquake in 1931, much of the city center had to be rebuilt, and it was done so under the guidance of local architect Louis Hay, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Now a shining example of the aesthetic of the time, the intellect and inspiration behind Napier's redesign can be seen on walking tours, or at your own pace. Other favorite things to do in Napier include a trip out to the coast to see the colonies of gannets that live there (if your timing's right), and relaxing with a glass of locally made wine in one of the city's many bars and restaurants. Plan my trip to New Zealand with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Side trips from Napier

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours Taupo
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Duration: 3 hours
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Mountain
Te Mata Peak Hastings
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Taupo
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Waterfall
Huka Falls Walkway Taupo
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wineries in Napier

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Winery / Vineyard
Church Road Winery Cellar Door
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Mission Estate Winery
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
The Winemaker's Tour Eskdale
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Brookfields Vineyards
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Napier

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Garden
Sunken Gardens
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Shine Falls
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Napier

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Gift & Specialty Shop
New Zealand Wine Centre
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
New Zealand Wood and Jade
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Silky Oak Chocolate Company
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Napier

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Playground
Anderson Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Playground
Bay Skate
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Botanical Gardens
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Playground
Spriggs Park Reserve Playground
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Movie Theater
The Globe Theatrette
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Craters of the Moon Taupo
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Huka Prawn Park Taupo
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing Taupo
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

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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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