Few places in the world have such a broad representation of the Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and Art Deco styles within such a confined area, which is why the city has deservedly become known as the Art Deco Capital.
Napier is home to many fine wineries, fabulous restaurants, bars and cafes. The boutique shops are a must visit and the beautifully transformed Marine Parade is well worth a stroll.
With palm-lined streets, world-class Art Deco architecture and the Pacific Ocean on its doorstep, Napier CBD is one of the most attractive retail and business hubs in New Zealand. The inner city is a progressive, vibrant shoppers' paradise and is easy to get around due to the compact layout. There are endless dining options, a diverse range of art galleries and design stores, and you'll never be too far from a great coffee.
Taradale is a ten-minute drive from downtown Napier. It’s a self-contained, residential suburb with its own relaxed, village hub. It’s home to the Mission Estate and Church Road Wineries, two of Hawke’s Bay’s oldest wine producers. The Mission Concert is a local institution that has been bringing international live music acts to Taradale since 1993.
Five minutes by car or an easy ten on the cycle trail, Ahuriri is a seaside port settlement on the other side of the Napier hill that has evolved rapidly from being the exclusive domain of mariners and sea dogs to a very cool satellite of Napier with its own unique vibe and a growing list of cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries, apartments, and boutique stores.
Westshore is a great spot for a seaside escape with plenty of places to stay and it’s within easy walking distance of Westshore Beach - a great spot to stop for fish and chips to enjoy the sunset. Westshore is also on the Hawke’s Bay Trails so you can nip along the trails towards Ahuriri for a bite to eat or head the other way towards Bay View for some scenic cycling along the coastline.
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