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Napier Prison Tours

55 Coote Road, Bluff Hill, Napier, Hawke's Bay

Napier Prison is the oldest penal complex in New Zealand, having opened in 1862, closed its doors in 1993. In 2002 it was restored to its present state and used as a backpackers. Currently Napier Prison is open to the public for Self Guided Audio Tours and the Escape Room Experience.

Napier Prison offers self-guided tours, available seven days a week from 9am-5pm and do not require pre-booking. Self guided tours are audio tours which are available in more than 15 different languages. Take your MUG SHOT! and even get your FINGERPRINTS done as a souvenir to take home. Listen to stories of villains, victims and heroes while you wander through the cells. Get locked up in solitary confinement or a padded cell before stepping into the hanging yard and walking past the graveyard.

$30 per adult and $15 per child (15&U)

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Tour Duration

1 hour Hours

Est. Age Range

All Ages

Please Bring

Suitable clothing for the weather, camera