Napier City Guide
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Napier, known as a rebuilt city in North Island after the
invigorating earthquake along the Pacific shores of Hawke's
Bay. Situated as the capital of the Hawkes Bay region, Napier
is renowned for a beautiful coastline, stately Norfolk pines,
and Napier is now known as the Art Deco city with 1930's
art deco architecture.
That elegant building design style is celebrated in a festival
each February, but it's not the only reason Napier and the
Hawke's Bay area gets its attention.
Some of these attractions would be the mountainous east
coast adjoins silvery lakes, rugged beaches and still bays.
Tiny historic towns dot the coast and the lush national
parks provide solace and excitement for lovers of the wilderness.
If you want to get away from it all in a variety of ways,
this region is for you.
Don't miss the fun at Cape Kidnappers' Gannet Reserve,
the cape is one of only two known permanent mainland nesting
sites for the birds in the entire southern hemisphere, it
is another major attraction, and contains the largest, most
accessible mainland colony in the world. Tours regularly
operate to take visitors to the sanctuary.
Another major highlight of the city is Marine Parade, you
will surely be fascinated by its spectrum of wonderful features,
ranging from coloured lights of environment the old-world
flavour which is enhanced by the legacy of the poet who
named the streets after literary greats including Shakespeare,
Tennyson, Browning, Emerson and Dickens.
View the hallmark of New Zealand - kiwi birds, visit the
Napier Kiwi House which is very special to New Zealand.
Originally, the Kiwi gets its name from the shrill whistle
of the male bird. This stocky Kiwi, a nocturnal brown bird
is around the size of a chicken and it cannot fly. Let's
fulfil your sense of curiosity towards Kiwi there.
Or, share a moment with the friendly and adorable marine
animals. Marineland of New Zealand presents you the performing
dolphins, sea lions and other marine animals that welcome
you warm-heartedly. Swimming with the dolphins is also available
Getting There and Moving Around
Tranz Rail Ltd operates a reliable rail service on 4000km
of railway with many routes of great scenic attraction.
It is with good views of forests, gorges Trans Scenic and
There are regional bus networks which serve most parts
of the country. Good local bus services are provided in
the main towns.
Also, there are metered taxis operating throughout the
country. Car hire sevices is also provided from major international
firms and local firms where they have offices at airports
and most major cities and towns.
The availability of various transport mode in Napier is
a convenience of the visitors to move around the captivating