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Napier Attractions

If you're chasing things to see and do in Napier, get set to be busy. This thriving city knows how to have a good time. No matter your tastes, you'll be impressed by the huge range of attractions to get stuck into here. Read on to discover the best of them.

If you're ready to explore Napier, sign up for a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a local expert show you some of the most popular sites. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 44 fun activities in Napier are also worth looking into.

Things to Do in Napier with Kids

Napier is a wonderful destination for a family getaway. Take the little ones along and enjoy these popular family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Napier

There's no need to give your credit card a workout in Napier. The following won't even cost a penny.

MTG Hawke's Bay Museum - This is a terrific place to get your culture fix and learn more about the region's artistic side.

Tom Parker Fountain - Get ready to feel like you've stepped back in time while roaming around this historic attraction.

Napier Soundshell - Make time to explore this site of local significance.

Napier Beach - Bounce rocks across the water, watch the sun rise or just savor the views from the foreshore.

Bluff Hill Domain Lookout - Appreciate the contrast between the urban jungle and nature's splendor at this breathtaking spot.

Centennial Gardens - If you're into hanging out in the garden, this attraction will captivate your inner green thumb.

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Beaches, spas, and seafood restaurants highlight some of the notable features of Westshore. Make a stop by Ahuriri Estuary while you're exploring.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Napier on a sunny day?

Soak up the great weather (and stretch those legs while you're at it) with one or two of these top activities:

What to do in Napier on a rainy day?

With fantastic indoor activities like a Napier Prison Ghost Tour Audio Tour to keep you out of mischief, there's no need to let the wet weather stop you from having a good time.

What should I not miss in Napier?

Don't return home without crossing off the following incredible sights:

  • Napier Beach
  • National Aquarium of New Zealand
  • National Tobacco Company Building
  • Bluff Hill Domain Lookout

Are there cheap things to do in Napier?

There are lots of fun experiences here that are perfect if you're traveling on a shoestring:

What can you do in Napier for free?

Your break in Napier doesn't have to cost a fortune with free attractions like these to explore:

  • Napier Beach
  • Bluff Hill Domain Lookout
  • Marine Parade
  • Ahuriri Estuary