UNIQUE TO NAPIER
Art Deco Walks and Tours
Each year 23,000 plus people take a guided Art Deco walk through the compact Art Deco Quarter in Napier's vibrant city centre. Walks are held twice daily year round, except on Christmas day and are held rain or shine. No bookings necessary. Walkers receive the Art Deco Walk booklet with complementary refreshments and a movie screening available afterwards
Morning Walks take one hour, ideal for people with limited time
Afternoon Walks take 2 hours
Evening Walks daily 26 December - 31 March 1.5 hours
photo: Janice - Mini golf - Marine Parade
Gannet Safaries - check out the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.
Kiwi Adventure Trust. for Indoor Rock climbing, Kayaking for the family down the Tukituki River or the awesome Mohaka River for the adventurous. Caving and Gorging. www.kiwi-adventure.co.nz
Laser Force - Napier - This is space Invaders real-time.
Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo at Haumoana
Jungle Junction - HB's largest indoor adventure playground.
A Maze 'n' Fun - Open late Dec to late April. A giant corn maze. Haunted Maze, Friday nights (R16) from January
Go to Useful Links, Local Activities to confirm dates on their website
Art Deco tours and walks, Winery tours, sheepskins, chocolates, cheese, honey, orchards factorys to name a few.
Over 20 Courses throughout the region including Cape Kidnappers rated one of the top 50 courses in the world.
Get back to nature. There are over 35 nature walks in Hawkes Bay for you to explore.
4 in 1 pass, Visit the Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Spa, Par 2 Minigolf and the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Purchase from the i-SITE Visitor Centre at a discounted rate.
photo: Janice - National Aquarium
You'll find there aren't enough hours in the day whether you are into Art deco, antiques, clothing, jewellery, gifts there is something for you. With the twin cities of Napier and Hastings shoppers are spoilt for choice. Check out Opossum world, Marine Parade, Napier for unique shopping and educational experience - for rugs, cushions, fashion accesssories and the largest range of Oppossum and Merino blend fashion knitwear. Wander down Emerson St - our main street but also don't forget Tennyson St, ladies and mens clothing, Linen, Beads, womens accessories, Antiques, specialist bookshop and the Art Deco shop.
Visit Splash Planet in Hastings, the No. 1 family attraction. Stay dry with Mini Golf, Formula Fun, Jungle Jeeps and the Fantasyland Express OR get wet in our awesome water theme park. Go to useful links to check out their website for opening times.
National Aquarium of New Zealand
Aquarium goes digital. Launched in December 2011 the new innovation utilises QR (quick response) digital technology. These codes can be scanned by smart devices, android phones and iPads, where you are able to click on either a video or audio tour and "away you go". An audio version of the tour is also available on a pre-loaded MP3 player you can buy from the aquarium and take away once you leave or you can download it on your own. The video can also be accessed from your computor from the aquarium website and is a great tool for school tours or take a tour at home. There are 34 major exhibits, as many as 1000 animals and many other species in the Oceanarium.