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What travelers to Napier are saying

Definitely a must for North Island wineries galore and Art Deco outlook. Will be back 2 days was not enough.
Bruce C. 14 Jun 2015
Plenty to do in Napier and aside from the wineries, most are within walking distance of each other.
NK O. 18 Mar 2015

Natural Napier

With its surprising cluster of art deco buildings, striking natural setting and big-time wineries, it’s near impossible not to be charmed by Napier. At the very least, this North Island city will see you happily sozzled on some of the best wine in the country – nay, the world – and that’s gotta count for something!

When you visit Napier, you have to start with the wineries. Head to Park Estate, Moana Park and Te Mata for tastings galore and private restaurants with impeccable views. Don’t forget to hit up Church Road Winery, either – it’s one of the oldest in New Zealand and the perfect place to learn about the history of the region. For more liver-friendly pursuits, Kaweka Forest Park is another Napier must. With its mass of scented pines and its famous hot springs, you won’t ever want to leave.


10. Centennial Gardens There’s nothing better than coming here for a chill after a full day of sightseeing. Bring a picnic and some brews.

5. National Aquarium Watch Izzy the croc go about her daily biz, swim with sharks and check out the massive array of tropical fishies.

9. Sheepskin Factory Tour Watch the mammoth process that turns sheep into Ugg boots (and presumably other wool products, too). Probably not the best place for animal lovers…

4. NZ Wine Centre This place is cool as. Head to a tasting before hitting the aroma-awareness rooms and museum. And yes, there’s a gift shop. Woo!

8. Mohaka River White water rafting! Trust us – it’s even more fun than it looks.

3. Te Mata Peak The scary drive is totally worth it. Head to the top and check out the best view in Napier.

7. Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery Investigate the city’s history and then check out some traditional and modern art.

2. Mangatutu Hot Springs Sit back and relax amongst the greenery while you soak in the delicious, bubbling warmth.

6. Mission Estate Winery NZ’s oldest winery produces some of the best plonk there is. Bottoms up!

1. Town Centre Scope the art deco architecture while burying your face in a hearty meal.


Dorks unite! The annual Model and Hobbies Expo is held every October and is a total geek wonderland.

If you’re young, cool and wanna dance to the best that Oz and NZ have to offer, head to Spring Break at the Pettigrew Green Arena in November.

The Christmas Shoppe is awesome! Watch King George Hall transform into a total Christmassy paradise and fill to the brim with Kiwi-style decorations, trees, homemade cookies, crackers and other festive bits and bobs.

The Hawkes Bay Craft Market is a Napier institution! Held every second and fourth Saturday of the month (except in winter), hundreds of stalls come together to sell everything from homemade ointments and soaps to original artwork and homewares.


  • Napier’s summers rarely exceed 25°C (77°F). That being said, the sun is pretty harsh so don’t skip the sunscreen.
  • Winters are similarly mild, with daytime lows of around 8ºC (46°F).
  • July and August sees the heaviest rainfall. Head inside with a restorative bottle!

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  • If you’re coming from within NZ, it’s best to drive to Napier as the public transport is a bit craptacular.
  • Nimon buses are a decent option. They operate around 15 services (good) but only from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (bad). There are also fewer buses on Saturdays and none at all on Sundays.

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General Information

The small city of Napier offers a sumptuous and eclectic mix of attractions for visitors to feast on. Nature reserves, native Maori culture, Art Deco architecture and the lush vineyards of incredible Hawke's Bay combine to make the North Island city of 58,000 a great destination.

A precipitous ascent to the top of the wine world put this lovely pocket of New Zealand on the map years ago. With a climate more than suitable for agriculture, Hawke's Bay is a dream for food and wine lovers. Long summers and mild winters provide ideal conditions for viticulture in particular and indeed, produce world class results. Hawke's Bay Wine Country offers over three dozen winery tours and the fabulous Harvest Hawke's Bay Wine and Food Festival is a must. Napier is full of organic markets and innovative restaurants to explore and points of interest like the Waipatiki Scenic Reserve and Esk Valley offer incomparable beauty.

Attractions & Activities
Mission Estate Winery Waipatiki Scenic Reserve Esk Valley Te Mata National Aquarium of New Zealand Harvest Hawke's Bay Wine and Food Festival Hawke's Bay Wine Tours Art Deco Walks & Tours Bluewater Hotel Deco Decanted and Jazz Festival Coastal Walks

Restaurants & Nightlife
Mission Restaurant Clearview Winery Wok You Want Mongolian BBQ Provedore The Old Church Phoenix The Thirsty Whale Shed 2 Rosie O'Grady's Irish Bar Style Latinos


Napier enjoys a relatively warm, Mediterranean-like climate, with four distinct seasons.

  • Summer (November to February) 11-24°C
  • Fall (March to May) 7-23°C
  • Winter (June to August) 5-15°C
  • Spring (September to October) 7-19°C

Hotels in Napier

Recommended hotels

From US$76

1 Beachfront Motel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

373 Marine Parade Map

THE BEACH FRONT MOTEL remains Napier's most sought after place to stay. We have several different styles of accommodation on offer, from stunning ocean view suites to our modern city view... More

Not the best experience
On arrival we entered our room and noticed that the toilet was continuously flushing, and after advising reception it was later fixed which was appreciated, though should have probably been picked...
11 Oct 2015
From US$71

2 Shoreline Motel Napier

4 stars
3.3 / 5 4 reviews

377 Marine Parade Map

The Shoreline Motel is a stunning beachfront motel located in sunny Hawke's Bay. Only minutes walk from Napier town, with its cafe culture and boutique shops; and being adjacent to the beach, the... More

Work trip
Having stayed at this hotel, it was somewhat disappointing to be bitten by bed bugs or by something in the room. Came away with bites! Have informed the manager at the hotel.
6 Apr 2015
From US$129

3 The Crown Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

Corner Bridge Street & Hardinge Road Map

With chic accommodations and strategic location, The Crown Hotel Napier makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting Napier. This boutique hotel overlooks the scenic waterfront and echoes the... More

Enjoyed Napier Trip
We really enjoyed our stay with Crown Hotel Napier. It was a memorable trip with friends & family.
27 Jan 2015
From US$79

4 Quest Serviced Apartments Napier

4 stars
4.7 / 5 26 reviews

176 Dickens Street Map

The Quest Napier Serviced Apartments welcomes you to its superb accommodation and its quality services making it an ideal destination in Napier. GeneralHost your next corporate or social events at... More

Great weekend away for one
Wonderful service. Room well appointed with everything you'd expect, exceptional cleanliness. Wasn't offered any wi-fi details, I realised it was a free service far too late into my stay to pursue...
15 Sep 2015
From US$108

5 Scenic Hotel Te Pania

4 stars
4.5 / 5 49 reviews

45 Marine Parade Map


Designed to complement the setting, the Scenic Hotel Te Pania with its ideal backdrop provides contemporary accommodation and individualised service to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralFor... More

Beds are terrible!
Stayed there a few times - the beds are awful and mattresses cheap! Internet is slow, parking for free but limited spaces. Location is fantastic, food okay. Overall okay but pricy...
14 Jun 2015
From US$86

6 Quality Inn Napier

4 stars
4.4 / 5 34 reviews

311 Marine Parade Map

Wonderfully placed with amazing accommodation, the Quality Inn is an ideal place for a memorable vacation in Napier. GeneralThe inn offers wonderful business services as well as conference... More

Walking distance
We fell in love with Napier. The hotel was in a fantastic location to walk along the beach or into the city. We were a bit late for breakfast 1 day, but the staff were obliging and we were served...
21 May 2015
From US$64

7 VR Napier Hotel - Tennyson St

4 stars
4.1 / 5 10 reviews

2 Clive Square Map

VR Napier Hotel - Tennyson St provides comfortable and friendly accommodations to travellers visiting the city of Napier. From the hotel, guests can easily watch performances at the Art Deco-style... More

Nice to return to Napier
This a very good boutique style hotel in a very good central location. Nice views of Clive Square and right in the heart of Napier. The staff were very helpful. Will return.
9 Oct 2015
From US$115

8 Art Deco Masonic Hotel

3 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

2 Tennyson Street Map

Offering comfort and functionality, Art Deco Masonic Hotel Napier makes for an ideal base for travellers while visiting Napier. This value-for-money hotel delivers chic comfortable accommodations... More

New Zealand Driving Holiday
Excellent hotel. Would highly recommend this to other travellers.
6 Apr 2015
From US$100

9 The County Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

12 Browning Street Map

Includes Breakfast, Wifi, Welcome Drinks & Parking

The County Hotel Napier welcomes travellers with an elegant Edwardian-style architecture set in the heart of this Art Deco city in New Zealand. This conveniently set Napier hotel places tourists... More

Lovely hotel
Hotel was wonderfully presented. Staff were very attentive. Wifi was very poor signal in our room. Beds and pillows were little uncomfortable but the hotel was a very nice experience and great...
14 Jun 2015
From US$110

10 Navigate Seaside Accommodation

4 stars
3.0 / 5

50 Waghorne Street Ahuriri Map

Set amid the charming art deco buildings in the coastal village of Napier, Navigate Seaside Accommodation offers a chic base for business travellers and holidaymakers on a Hawke's Bay vacation.... More

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