Napier in New Zealand is a stellar city with a seaport in Hawke’s Bay. Napier produces wonderful fruit and exceptional grapes, making the wine delectable. With Art Deco architecture all over the city, the art scene and beautiful buildings bring in lots of eager tourists. Enjoy the relaxed vibe of the New Zealanders in one of their most prized cities.
Things to do in Napier
Napier brings all kinds of visitors to revel in the Tremains Art Deco Festival every February in the middle of the month. The weekend celebrates the history of Napier and its art-deco past. Take a walk back in time to the 1930s where art deco ruled. Experience entertainment such as concerts, shows and vintage car parades in 1930s style! The Napier National Aquarium, right by the water, is one of the cities points of pride. Great for a family visit, the aquarium will make a joyful trip for children. See penguins, sea turtles, sharks and more! You can’t leave Napier without visiting one of their world class wineries. Check out the Mission Estate Winery very close to the city, with gorgeous grounds. Try wine tastings, learn about the wine, and be sure to take some back with you!
Day trips from Napier
Hastings, the other half of the Napier-Hastings “Twin Cities” is just twenty minutes away in the car or on public transportation. Hastings is more rural than Napier, with the incredible Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market. Find a cornucopia of fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese. Be sure to get some kiwi fruit at the country’s oldest and largest market! There’s a long list of wineries for you to hit also, as the fresh fruit makes for incredible wine. Try Craggy Range Vineyard, Ngatarawa Wines, or Sileni Estates Winery. Hastings is also home to the country’s biggest waterpark — Splash Planet. Cool off from the New Zealand heat with your family at this waterpark, it’s sure to be worth it.
Tripping has hundreds of rentals that will make you feel at home in New Zealand. Find a cute apartment or a spacious house depending on your needs and how many friends or family members you’ll be arriving with. Get a place close to the bay if you want to spend your time by the water! Just remember, that the seasons are reversed there! Although, winter in New Zealand is still beautiful and worth seeing.
Transportation in Napier
Hawke’s Bay Airport is your closest location to fly into. Napier has lots of intricate cycling paths and footpaths known as the Hawke’s Bay Trails. A railway network runs through the city, opening up connections to other cities. The Hawke’s Bay Expressway can get you to Hastings and back, making the expansive land quite car-friendly also. Although, with all those beautiful buildings and nature, a walk is so much more preferable.
Vacation Rentals in Napier
Looking for a vacation rental in Napier? Tripping.com has 416 vacation rental homes available in Napier. You'll find 2 studios, 302 1-bedroom, 54 2-bedroom and 58 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Napier is €96 while the average price of a weekly rental is €25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Napier home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 40 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Napier. In addition to accommodating pets, Napier rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 381 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 294 have TV and/or cable and 118 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Napier where the top providers in that area are Booking.com, Expedia, and HomeAway. There are 142 Booking.com rentals, 98 Expedia short term rentals and 80 HomeAway vacation rentals.