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Napier Prison Self Guided Audio Tour

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per adult Price is $13
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Duration: {0} Duration: 1h 30m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English



Hanging Yard

One of the New Zealand oldest prison

Site of Ghost Hunter International Show

Solitary Confinement



Hanging Yard

One of the New Zealand oldest prison

Site of Ghost Hunter International Show

Solitary Confinement

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Napier Prison Self Guided Audio Tour in English

Duration 1h 30m

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Napier Prison Self Guided Audio Tour

Activity Location


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  • Napier Prison Tour

    55 Coote Road

    Napier 4110


Opening in 1862, Napier Prison is New Zealand's oldest penal complex

Begin your tour at the front gate and enter through the prisoner-built wall and walk through the Visiting Area where family members could see their loved ones. Take a look at the The Pound and see what solitary confinement meant in the 1900s, and visit the Detox Room where inmates would be disinfected and begin their new life behind bars. Next, step through the Courtyard where the Shower Block, Toilets, and Mess Hall are located. Learn about their meager meals and the few recreational activities available. As you enter the living areas, you'll witness the living conditions that inmates were subjected to, see how they left their mark on the Prison, and learn about the Earthquake that leveled Napier City. You'll make your way through the back of the Prison where you'll learn about the Graveyard and the prisoners that remain here. Finally, around the Cleaning Building, you'll visit the ominous Hanging Yard where several inmates met their end.

This audio guided tour allows you to take your time (or skip) certain parts of the Prison. The tour allows you to read extra information and take great photo opportunities along the way.


  • Self-guided walking tour of Napier Prison

  • Smartphone audio-guide download and maps


  • Smartphone or Mp3 player

  • Transportation

Know Before You Book

  • This tour is self-guided. You will not be accompanied by a guide.

  • You must have a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device with access to the internet.

  • This tour is designed to take approximately 90 minutes; however, you may want to give yourself additional time to visit points of interest and attractions.

  • You will receive details about your starting point, itinerary, and how to download your audio-guide and maps after your booking is confirmed.

  • Napier Prison is open from 9 AM - 5 PM, 7 Days a week.