Art Deco Festival
We have a lot to thank the 1931 Napier residents for. At almost 10.47am, on the 3rd of February 1931, their lives were changed forever. Little did they know that the choices they would make from that day forward, would elevate Napier from an idyllic coastal New Zealand town, to a world renowned, architectural, cultural and historical Mecca for Art Deco.
We are surrounded by some of the best eateries in the area including award winners such as Mister D's, Indigo ( Indian), Emporium, and some of the old favourites like Lonestar and The Hoggs Breath Cafe. Of course there is a smattering of Italian, Turkish and Thai. There's restaurants for all tastes in the area. A number of cafe's and bar's are all here too for great tasting coffee and ales and of course the well known New Zealand Wine Centre is only meters away. The main shopping centre is right around the corner and along with the banks, Post Office and other services, everything you need is right there.
Bluff Hill Lookout provides stunning views north over the port and right around to Cape Kidnappers or catch a beautiful sunrise. Napier Prison Tours and Ocean Spa swimming complex are a 5min walk away. Take a walk along Marine Parade boardwalk to enjoy the Floral Clock, Tom Parker Fountain, The bronze statue of Pania of the Reef, The Soundshell and Colonnade, and call in to the Napier I-Site. Play a round of Mini Golf,stroll through the Sunken Gardens, watch the kids performing amazing stunts at Skatezone or join in yourself. Admire the Millinium Sculpture and the Spirit of Napier Sculpture and dont forget to visit the National Aquarium and Kiwi House.