Things to do in Napier

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Things to Do in Napier


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What travellers are saying

  • johnnyroadmap
    Nantwich, UK204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a lovely way to spend part of my Sunday strolling along and taking in the scenery. What a nice place to live with so many activities spread along the beach for both children and adults. Spend an hour here and it just unwinds your soul.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Guide39913163533
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great wine tasting with Yvonne as our fabulous informative host, made our group feel so welcome, will definitely be back, thankyou 😊
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • Rogy52
    Hamilton, New Zealand61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great lunch there and along with a sample of their wines it was very enjoyable. I would highly recommend the food.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Kate N
    Whitianga, New Zealand32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice selection of wines - available by the bottle or glass. We tasted several & enjoyed the all. The food provider is top-notch serving fresh delicious items in generous portions.

    Side note: their lavender in the gardens outside is healthy & beautiful!

    Great place to spend an afternoon!
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Tyson H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We LOVED the beautiful town. The history, culture was very exciting and it was a perfect honeymoon spot for a local wine!
    Cocktail fav: Lone star
    Dinner fav: Thirsty Whale
    We enjoyed: Bluffs lookout, MGT, Sunken Gardens
    Recommendation: Go to MGT and invest time looking at the earthquake information and then learn about the buildings and town.
    Tip: Go on a Thurs-Sun when most of the cellar doors are open.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • RT
    Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had no idea what to expect when we arrived but was pleasantly surprised and we had an amazing time.

    A great mix of old technology along with new exhibits. There was something of interest for each of the family.
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • Vriti D
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I just loved it. I went there with my husband. We loved the track and mesmerising fall. Just wow. 🤩 we spent time with nature. It was so relaxing to see the falls.
    Don’t go there if weather not permits.
    Written 22 December 2023
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  • NA- Australia
    Dandenong, Australia908 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peter was a great ambassador for the area- and asking a few questions of us was able to provide great guidance and advice for our two day stay in this area- have done information centres around the world- and it’s great to have them giving information and guidance first and then selling tours/ experiences. thank you
    Written 26 April 2024
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  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia5,626 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went here as part of a tour off the ship .
    Not very big but well set out so easy to see everything .
    Plenty of different type of fish as well as turtles, frogs. lizards, penguins and a Kiwi bird, as far as I can remember that is the first time I have seen a Kiwi Bird , after that we bought a Kiwi Bird key chain for one of the Grandsons to put on his school bag.
    Well worth a visit if you like that sort of thing .
    Written 23 February 2023
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  • GlenE
    Palmerston North, New Zealand22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely boutique winery and cellar door. We tasted a selection of their wines and left with some of each. John and Jo were great hosts, they provided lots of information about the wines and the vineyard.
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Kevin P
    Waihi Beach, New Zealand468 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well I thought this was going to be another boring bike trail. Boy was I wrong! Starting from the Napier CBD we cycled 31km along the 4m wide bike trail along the foreshore, through the dunes, then the wetlands past Clive, then inland though the orchards to finish at Havelock North.

    Throughout every 2-3km there are explanation boards about the discovery and settlement of the area. And the development of the horticultural industries.

    At the 8km mark the Waitangi Park on the foreshore presents an excellent demonstration of astro navigation for transiting the Pacific Ocean as used by the early Polynesian explorers.

    If you time this ride right, you can use the Havelock-Napier bus to either start or finish your journey back to the start, about a 40min bus trip. And they all have bike carriers on them. Although it will cost you at $2pp ;).
    Written 25 December 2022
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  • James
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very friendly and helpful staff, was greeted at the door and had everything explained. Exhibits are bit a bit all over the place physically, so there isn't really any flow from one to the other. Earthquake exhibit was good but needed more story telling as again everything was just in the room. I felt like there should have been progression through the exhibit from the quake itself, the response, then the lasting effects. Instead it was just in a big room.
    Written 1 April 2024
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