Napier

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Napier, also known as the city by the sea, is a destination that oozes culture, history, luxury and vibrant atmosphere that is easily admired. With its stately Norfolk pines, beautiful wineries and an abundance of attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained and occupied it will prove to be the holiday you have been waiting for.

The city of Napier is located in Hawkes Bay, with over 2,200 hours of beautiful sunshine each year it proves to be a very popular north island holiday destination for both New Zealanders and overseas travellers.

There are around 30 cafés as well as shopping outlets, retail stores and precincts for you to enjoy while you are here and with the relaxing atmosphere that makes up this amazing city, it is not hard to see why so many people love coming back each year. This popular year-round destination boasts a vibrant cafe culture amongst the splendour of the Art Deco buildings. And with everything you need to be in walking distance you will have an array of things to see and do all at your fingertips.

Napier oozes fun and adventure and while you are here a trip to the very popular Marine Parade is always a must do. From Marine Parade you look out to the pristine Pacific Ocean that holds a treasure called Cape Kidnappers where you can find a huge colony of gannets which is home to the worlds largest mainland colony of these fascinating birds. You may also like to check out the Ocean Spa Hot Pools and swimming complex, or wander through the Hawkes Bay Museum. Other attractions that cannot be missed while you are in Napier are the National Aquarium of New Zealand and people of all ages love to get wet as they swim with the dolphin and seal at Marineland.

There are many great shopping opportunities on offer while staying in Napier, including antique shops, art galleries, and studios of potters, wood turners and craftsman. And once you have finished wandering the streets that are lined with so many fascinating shops you might like to treat yourself and sample some local produce or even some award winning wines from the region just to cap off an already perfect day.

And to cap off an already perfect destination you will be treated to come amazing accommodation establishments that are guaranteed to suit all budgets and requirements including boutique hotels, lodges, hotels, motels, and B&B's. So no matter what you are looking for you are always sure to find a great room for the price you are looking to pay.

So if you are trying to decide on your next holiday destination why don't you take a look at Napier, with so many wonderful things to see and do, no matter what time of day it is you are sure to have a holiday that you have been dreaming about.