Napier, New Zealand cruise holidays

Filled with contemporary Art Deco architecture and renowned for its range of fine wineries, Napier is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful cities. From roaming winding streets lined with rows of colourful buildings to coastal walks beside the turquoise sea, Napier is the kind of destination where you can meander at your own pace and soak in all of the sights around the city. 

Top things to do in Napier

Mission Estate Winery

Established in the mid-nineteenth century, this stunning winery is the oldest in New Zealand and is the birthplace of this country’s delicious wine. With wine tastings hosted in the Grande Mansion, you can sample a range of wines, all whilst learning about the history of the winery. From crisp whites to deep reds, and sweeping views of the vineyard to enjoy, you can sip and listen to your heart’s content.

Bluff Hill Lookout

If you fancy a bit of exercise with a breathtaking view at the end, Bluff Hill Lookout is well worth the visit. Taking just under half an hour to complete, this walking trail is perfect for those who love a hike. Trek up the hill and stand over Napier Port, marvelling at the glistening water with small boats bobbing along with the waves. Take a few photos to show loved ones or simply live in the moment – the choice is yours.  

Marine Parade

Stretching approximately 3km and connecting Napier to the Pacific Ocean, Marine Parade is teeming with lots of fun, family-friendly activities. From BaySkate skate park to Par2 mini golf, you can spend the day exploring everything that’s on offer. Why not visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand whilst you’re there? With all kinds of exotic sea creatures, you can spend your time making your way through this incredible centre. 

What makes Napier special?

With its world-class architecture, interesting history and fun things for everyone of all ages to do, Napier is an enchanting city which is sure to charm. 

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