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“Very interesting tour”

Napier Prison Tours
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Napier Prison Audio Tours
Ranked #19 of 35 Tours in Napier
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Owner description: Listen to a 50 minute self-guided audio tour while inspecting the vacant prison cells and deserted exercise yard. You will learn the history of the oldest prison in New Zealand and experience what doing time was all about. Feel the oppressive atmosphere of the hanging garden, the solitary confinement and the death row cells. Hear the tales of the Australasia’s richest drug baron; escape attempts, the Eye eater, hangman’s gallows and much more. Audio guide tours allow you to take your time and read extra information along the way. Family entertainment is guaranteed with plenty of photo opportunities including mug shots and an opportunity to create life-long memories through our Souvenir Shop Napier Prison has also been featured on Ghost Hunters International where unexplainable activities were investigated. is also one totally haunted attraction. We invite you to experience your own Ghost Hunt learning from our paranormal experts how to use the ghost equipment, take great photographs and recognize paranormal activity. We provide our guests ample time to use our "Ghost Hunting" devices.
Reviewed 6 December 2012

It's quite creepy when you tour this place alone and few other guests around. I am interested in those graffiti of Gangs. They are really talented,I have to say. With the audio tour, you will learn so much about this old prison, including the history of Napier, earthquake and some famous prisoners' stories etc. It's not too big prison but Its quite well-equipped.

I heard they offer ghost tour at night. Some ghosts would show up. You need to book ahead of the time though. Anyway,highly recommended!

5  Thank Fan R
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Very interesting place to visit, well worth the money.
Very informative and helpful staff.
Not brave enough to do the ghost tour

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

This was a great day out for the whole family. The self lead audio tour is very well put together and having lived in Hawkes Bay for almost 20 years i never knew the prison was there. So it was intereting to say the least.

Thank Duncan R
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

I did a guided tour of the prison which was very informative and interesting. The guide, Charlotte, really knew what she was talking about. The old prison needs a little TLC in places but it adds to the character of the place. Lots of history. Self-guided audio tours are available too.

Thank WaltzingSol
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Fairly casual experience. Lack of staff, it's was fine as we wer locals and I've always wanted to visit. We had a two for one voucher, which was a fair price. Would have felt a little robbed if we paid full price. Would be upset if you missed it if your a tourist.

Thank Audrey M
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