Napier, New Zealand

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Napier and Hawke's Bay have become New Zealand's premier lifestyle getaways. Located on the North Island's eastern coast, New Zealand's oldest wine-growing region boasts a superb Mediterranean climate and golden sand beaches. In recent years, Hawke's Bay has become a leading producer of fine olive oils and artisanal cheeses. Wildlife lovers and birders will flock to Cape Kidnappers in Southern Hawke Bay: the Cape is home to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.

In 1931, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake leveled Napier. The town rebuilt itself, and today Napier is hailed as the "Art Deco City" for its superb collection of Deco, Spanish Mission and Classical Revival buildings.

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  • Art Deco City Tour Art Deco City Tour

    World-renowned as the "Art Deco City," visitors can leisurely stroll, take an antique car ride or jump on the Deco bus to view some of the most revered architectural gems in Hawke's Bay.

  • Wine Tasting Wine Tasting

    New Zealand's oldest wine region, Hawke's Bay is home to over 140 vineyards and 70 wineries. Visit a tasting room or take a wine tour to broaden your knowledge while taking in the spectacular scenery.

  • Cape Kidnappers Cape Kidnappers

    Home to a top-ranked golf course, spectacular ocean views, and geological cliff formations, this promontory is also home to the Gannet Reserve, the world's largest gannet nesting place.

  • Te Mata Peak Te Mata Peak

    Majestically rising over 1,300 feet above sea level, Te Mata is the highest peak in the area, making it a favorite spot for paragliding and hang gliding, hiking and mountain biking.

  • National Aquarium National Aquarium

    New Zealand's largest display of aquatic life features an Oceanarium tank filled with an amazing array of sharks, stingrays, porcupine fish, eels, snappers and more; plus there's a touch pool and a kiwi environment.

  • Silky Oaks Chocolate Company & Sunzup Fruit World Silky Oaks Chocolate Company & Sunzup Fruit World

    Silky Oaks specializes in handmade chocolates using couverture-chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa butter. Watch the chocolate making process, sample a handmade chocolate and tour the Chocolate Museum. Sunzup Fruit World, family-owned orchard produces award-winning apples and stone fruit. Board a wagon for a tractor-drawn tour of the orchards.

  • Mohaka River Mohaka River

    The Mohaka River flows from the Ahimanawa Range into the Hawke Bay. The river is deeply entrenched in spectacular gorges, with the lower 17 miles formed during the last glaciation. The literal meaning of the Maori name is "a place for dancing." This name is believed to have been brought from Hawaiki and its significance is now obscure.

  • Mission Estate Winery Mission Estate Winery

    Mission Estate Winery has a fascinating past, surviving everything from floods to earthquakes, cutting the building into 11 parts and transporting it to its current site in Taradale using traction engines, all the while planting and growing grapes in Hawke's Bay.


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