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Napier ( NAY-pi-ər; Māori: Ahuriri) is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island. The population of Napier is about 63,100 as of the June 2017. About 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings. These two neighbouring cities are often called "The Bay Cities" or "The Twin Cities" of New Zealand. The total population of the Napier-Hastings Urban Area is 133,000 people, which makes it the sixth-largest urban area in New Zealand, closely followed by Dunedin (120,200), and trailing the Hamilton Urban Area (235,900), and Tauranga (137,900). Napier is about 320 kilometres (200 mi) northeast of the capital city of Wellington. Napier (63,100) has a smaller population than its neighbouring city of Hastings (70,000) but is seen as the main centre due to it being closer in distance to both the seaport and the main airport that service Hawke's Bay. The City of Napier has a land area of 106 square kilometres (41 sq mi) and a population density of 540.0 per square kilometre. Napier is the nexus of the largest wool centre in the Southern Hemisphere, and it has the primary export seaport for northeastern New Zealand – which is the largest producer of apples, pears, and stone fruit in New Zealand. Napier has also become an important grape and wine production area, with the grapes grown around Hastings and Napier being sent through the Port of Napier for export. Large amounts of sheep's wool, frozen meat, wood pulp, and timber also pass through Napier annually for export. Smaller amounts of these materials are shipped via road and railway to the large metropolitan areas of New Zealand itself, such as Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton. Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. It also has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania of the Reef. Thousands of people flock to Napier every February for the Tremains Art Deco Weekend event, a celebration of its Art Deco heritage and history. Other notable tourist events attracting many outsiders to the region annually include F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic events, and the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate and Winery in the suburb of Taradale.

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Hawkes Bay Kea
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Napier, Hawke's Bay

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Daisy
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Daisy

Napier, Hawkes Bay

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Tayler-Made Holiday
$200 / Day

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Eskdale, Hawke's Bay

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Wilderness II
$140 / Day

Wilderness II

Hastings, Hawke's Bay

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Two's Company
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Two's Company

Haumoana, Hawke's Bay

Sleeps 2
Length 6m
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Dreamtime
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Dreamtime

Napier, Hawke's Bay

Sleeps 5
Length 7m
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Moonstone
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Moonstone

Napier, Hawke's Bay

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Kea Broezer
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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

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Places to Visit near Napier


National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand can you experience such a large and diverse range of aquatic animals and wildlife, both native species and from around the world, than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, Hawke's Bay. The National Aquarium of New Zealand, stretching along Napier’s Marine Parade like a huge stingray, is home to over 100 rich and diverse saltwater, freshwater and land animal exhibits from New Zealand and around the world.

Perfume Point Carpark

Maximum 4 self-contained vehicles only at this site. Must park within designated spaces. 2 night max. stay. Not suitable for vehicles over 7m.

Napier Sea Walls Art Trail

By collaborating with internationally renowned artists, we create large-scale public murals and organize community-based educational efforts that focus attention on major environmental issues the oceans are currently facing and promote the importance of long-term sustainability of natural resources.

The project began in 2016, with renowned contemporary artists from New Zealand and overseas creating 29 large-scale murals throughout Napier CBD and Ahuriri. From 19 - 26 March 2017, a further 20 artists descended on the city to paint even more murals - check out the festival video below.

Viewing the Seawalls is a must-do experience in Napier. Download and print a location map so you can see where to find them.

Bluff Hill Walk

We went up here for a walk, it's quite hard and is 4.4km but once we got up there we saw some incredible views towards the Port of Napier and beyond to Mahia Peninsula and Cape Kidnappers.

Campgrounds and Parks near Napier


Perfume Point Carpark

Maximum 4 self-contained vehicles only at this site. Must park within designated spaces. 2 night max. stay. Not suitable for vehicles over 7m.

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Affordable Westshore Holiday Park Napier

Situated just 3 minutes’ drive from Westshore Beach, this holiday park offers a children’s playground, a BBQ area and a large communal kitchen with outdoor dining area. Guests enjoy 1 free session of Wi-Fi per stay. All accommodation offers a refrigerator, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Some accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen or a sofa bed. Blankets and towels are available for hire. Guests have access to 2 large communal amenities blocks which offer bathroom facilities and a self-service laundry room. There are DVDs and board games available for hire from reception. Napier Westshore Holiday Park is located 4 minutes’ drive from Napier Sailing Club & Marina. It is 20 km from the Splash Planet Theme Park, where guests receive discounted entry. There is a restaurant right next door to Westshore Holiday Park and a shop across the road offering fish and chips, hamburgers and Chinese cuisine. If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Affordable Westshore Holiday Park Napier in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

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