Napier/Hastings

In Napier, you can explore the underwater world from sea creatures from all over the globe, to reptiles, and native New Zealand at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, you could even have a dip with the Sharks. Arriving at this experience, when you catch a bus to Napier with nakedbus, from just $1.

The Hawke’s Bay is the Art Deco capital of the world. Due to the earthquake that destroyed most of Napier and Hastings in 1931, these cities were rebuilt in the styles of that time, such as Spanish Mission, Stripped Classical and Art Deco. Get on a guided tour of these cities to experience this to the full.

Te Mata Estate Winery, which is New Zealand’s oldest winery, is located in the Hawkes Bay. It is a family owned winery specializing in grape growing and winemaking. Their wines are handmade and are renowned as New Zealand’s finest, it is also acknowledged as one of the iconic wineries in the country.

Napier Prison is located on Bluff Hill in Napier and is the oldest prison in New Zealand. If you do one of the daily tours there you will hear about ghosts, hangings, escapes, infamous criminals, ‘Redemption Hill’ (a reality TV show that was filmed there) and local history. You can also walk the path of the earthquake along its undulating corridors and get locked up in a cell! For more information on this exciting attraction, visit www.napierprison.com

Hastings has all the fun and excitement people of any age can enjoy between September and April every year, at Splash Planet pools, with slides and pools, just what summer calls for.

There are also attractions such as strolls around the Te Mata Peak and overnight treks around the mountain ranges. Otherwise there is trout fishing in the TukiTuki river, jet-boating, paragliding, kayaking, scenic flights, hot-air ballooning and much, much more!

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