Napier, known as the Art Deco city, is one of New Zealand’s bay cities. With a population of around 60,000, it is one of the island’s larger cities. It contains the primary seaport for Northeast New Zealand’s exports. It has also become an area that largely contributes to the production of grapes and wine. Twenty minutes from Napier is Hastings, the heart of Hawkes Bay.
The highest sunshine hours in New Zealand are enjoyed by this beautiful city. Its architecture is its primary tourist attraction. Because the structures in the city are quite different compared to structures in other cities, many art enthusiasts and architects visit Napier all throughout the year. The National Aquarium, the Pania of the Reef statue, The Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery, and the Soundshell are some of the city’s other major attractions. The Art Deco Weekend Summer Festival, which is held every February, brings in thousands of guests. The Festival aims to bring the 1930s back to life because this was when Napier was rebuilt.
Napier houses some of New Zealand’s oldest wineries. The city’s overall climate and landscape make it ideal for growing grapes and making wine. For more information on things to do in the city, click here.