Welcome to Napier!
Few places in the world have such a broad representation of the Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and Art Deco styles within such a confined area, which is why the city has deservedly become known as the Art Deco Capital.
Things to do in Hawke's Bay
Hawke’s Bay is the oldest wine region in New Zealand and the second largest. Located at 39.4°S, in the North Island of NZ, the climate is maritime and similar to Bordeaux. Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s leading producer of full-bodied red wines. Red wines dominate with over 80% of New Zealand’s plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes. We also specialise in rich and complex Chardonnays.
Five minutes by car or an easy ten on the cycle trail, Ahuriri is a seaside port settlement on the other side of the Napier hill that has evolved rapidly from being the exclusive domain of mariners and sea dogs to a very cool satellite of Napier with its own unique vibe and a growing list of cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries, apartments, and boutique stores.
National Aquarium of New Zealand
New Zealand's largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife, including sharks, stingrays, living coral, kiwi, tuatara and a huge range of fish species
Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery
Home to Hawke's Bay's great treasures: Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery is a place of stories, heritage, art and artefacts - a place where visitors can explore New Zealand's vibrant art and cultural history.