29 October 2019 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

Your guide on what to do in Napier

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Must do’s in Napier!

Beautiful architecture, endless seaside scenery and a quirky atmosphere—Napier is one of the coolest places to have a family holiday as there are so many things to do in the Hawke’s Bay. From history and art tours to family trips to the salt baths or wineries, your holiday in Napier will definitely be an affair to remember! We’ve put together our list of top things to do in Napier to ensure you get to enjoy everything the region has to offer.

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1. Go wine tasting

Mission Estate Winery exterior image

Whether it’s an adults only outing or a full on family affair, wine tasting in Napier is an absolute must-do. The Hawke’s Bay region boats over 100 vineyards, which means there are lots of grapes to taste! Some wineries, such as Mission Estate, even offer historic tours through the premise, making your wine outing an educational affair as well.

2. Explore the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand

Art Deco Event in Napier

Napier is world famous for the Art Deco scene and offers some fabulous walking tours to learn about the history behind these beautiful buildings. If you’re looking to really go back in time, you can hire a 1930’s vintage car to ride the family around in style! The kids will love it! Napier also has a fabulous Art Deco styled cinema to enjoy for both architectural beauty and good old fashioned movie entertainment.

3. Shop locally at the Farmer’s Market


The Napier Urban Food Market is a weekly event that you don’t want to miss out on! Hosted in Clive Square every Saturday, you will be in for a treat with live music, freshly brewed coffee, scrumptious bacon butties and a whole lot of vibrancy. It’s also the perfect place to stock up on local produce to make a home cooked meal in your holiday home that evening.

4. Swim under the stars


Napier is home to an open-aired heated saltwater pool known as Ocean Spa. During the day you’ll have stunning views of Cape Kidnappers, while in the evening you can relax in the warm waters stargazing until 10PM.

5. Visit New Zealand’s oldest prison

Napier prison interior

Napier is full of history, so it’s no surprise they also are home to New Zealand’s oldest prison. Napier Prison offers family-friendly tours through the prison, where you’ll learn about infamous inmates and hear stories about the ghosts who haunt the area.

Looking forward to exploring all that Napier has to offer? Check out our Napier holiday homes and start planning your next family vacation now!

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