Napier attractions and things to do
Popular Ahuriri is Napier’s buzzing harbour village. Packed
with bars, galleries, boutique shops and great places to eat, Ahuriri is also
the place to wander along a sandy beach and stroll the seaside boardwalk.
Seafood is at its freshest here, and you can see the daily catch coming in on
the boats and being unloaded while gulls soar overhead. There are plenty of
activities and things to do in Ahuriri, and our friendly staff can make
The young and energetic of Hawke’s Bay head to Ahuriri when
the sun goes down, as this is where live bands and DJs keep them dancing all
night, and where friends gather for drinks in the bars overlooking the glinting
Napier central is just five minutes away, and is the lauded
Art Deco capital. Razed to the ground in the 1931 earthquake, Napier came back
to establish itself as a tourism and artistic hub. Check out examples of the
stunning architecture, shop for the latest fashions and beautiful art and
antiques, visit the National Aquarium, or enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine
while soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city. There’s something for
everyone in Napier, from architecture and art tours in the central city to
fishing and diving trips organised by the Bluewater Hotel.
Hawke’s Bay is a region steeped in wine and food production.
So while you’re here, a visit to one or two of the world-class wineries, or a
wine tour in one of the sub-regions is a must.
Attractions in the area, including beaches, vineyards, farmers markets
and the twin cities of Napier and Hastings, as well as the smaller centres of
Taradale, Havelock North and Clive, mean that a visit to Hawke’s Bay can be as
action-packed or relaxing as you like.
for all the information about what’s on, things
to do in both Napier and the wider region, and everything you need to know
about upcoming events in Hawke’s Bay.