Napier Aquatic Centre
Hawkes Bay's most comprehensive year round aquatic facility. If you are looking for water-based exercise or fun then the Napier Aquatic Centre can cater for you. Our centre prides itself on providing quality, safe and affordable fun for the whole family.
Cost: Adult $4.40 / Child (5yrs+) $3.30
Art Deco Trust
Welcome to the Art Deco Trust in Napier, New Zealand's Art Deco City.
Nowhere else can you see such a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all Art Deco, the style of the 20th Century - in such a concentrated area. Explore the pages of the Art Deco Trust for information about The Art Deco Shop, Art Deco Walks & Tours, the Geon Art Deco Weekend, Bluewater Hotel Deco Decanted Weekend, and the unique Art Deco and Spanish Mission architecture of Napier and nearby Hastings in Hawke's Bay, Wine Country.
The Century Cinema is Hawke’s Bay’s first independently-owned alternative cinema screening the finest of World Cinema since 1990. The cinema is the major user of The Century Theatre which is also used for a variety of live events including music, drama, dance, lectures and conferences. The Century is part of the Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery complex.
Cost: $9.20 - $13.30
The Faraday Centre
The Faraday Centre is dedicated to:
- Providing a resource for educators to use to teach our children about the technology of everyday items
- The preservation and demonstration of regional technology of historical significance
Our Museum of Technology Collection incorporates not only machinery but many items of interest to all such as household appliances and gadgets and other articles which were in general use in the past.
Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery
The Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery exhibition galleries will close to the public on Sunday 25 July 2010 in order to prepare for HBMAG's upcoming 18 million dollar redevelopment project. The Century Theatre and Cinema will remain open. The HBMAG Education Service will continue throughout the redevelopment project, operating from the Education Discovery Centre, The Faraday Centre and other sites throughout the region. The Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery will continue to hold events during the redevelopment. To find out more about Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery's redevelopment project visit our website: www.forus.org.nz
Napier Municipal Theatre
The Napier Municipal Theatre's unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation. The theatre is a model of architectural beauty and Art Deco style and its stage has been graced by international acts and local performers alike.The theatre has a seating capacity of 993. The stunning auditorium is available for hire for everything from stage productions to corporate launches. The circular Pan Pac foyer offers yet another stunning environment in which to entertain, exhibit, conference or simply hold an unforgettable function. Seating 300 theatre-style or 80 banquet-style this attractive foyer is an ideal small entertainment venue complete with full bar servery facilities. The Pan Pac foyer is also home to the Napier agency of Ticketek and TicketDirect two of New Zealand's largest ticket booking agencies. The friendly and helpful Ticketing staff can assist you with up and coming events and concert bookings nationwide and right here at the Napier Municipal Theatre.
National Aquarium of New Zealand
New Zealand's largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife, including sharks, piranha, crocodile, kiwi and tuatara. A fun and educational place to visit for all the family. Open 9am-5pm 7 days (except Christmas Day). Located in Napier, the National Aquarium is one of the premier Hawke's Bay Tourist Attractions
Cost: Adult $17.40 / Child (3-14yrs) $8.70
Napier's premier heated pools and health and fitness complex.
Relax and enjoy panoramic ocean views from our heated salt chlorinated pools. Soak away your cares and re-energise your mind and body in the outdoor spas. Watch the sun or moon rise over the idyllic Cape Kidnappers. Ocean Spa Napier provides an exceptional environment for all ages. Family changing rooms and under floor heating. Self service security lockers and fully qualified life guards patrolling all swimming areas, makes Ocean Spa a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy the water with family and friends. Whether you like a good splash, relaxing and soaking, or a great work out. The Ocean Spa complex provides for all your needs. The Ocean Spa Napier also houses it's very own gym complex, Ocean Gym. This state of the art facility offers members and casual visitors a full range of modern excercise equipment.
Why not relax in the onsite SOAK CAFE AND RESTAURANT. Sample the fine quisine, enjoy an exquisite wine, or freshen up with a cappacino. Relaxing wih family and friends comes easy at Ocean Spa Napier and SOAK CAFE.
Warm soothing waters, bubbles, coffee, wine and sea views. This wonderful combination can be found at the Ocean Spa Napier, Napier's premier heated pool complex
Par 2 Mini Golf
Par2 MiniGolf is in the heart of Napier's tourist zone, alongside Napier i-SITE visitors centre. Seamore Seagull invites you to....
- "Play Together Have Fun"
- Putt a round (or two) of minigolf
- Get your name on the leader board
- Pose for the webcam
- Plan a birthday party or special event
- Challenge your workmates or social club
- Take a break from your conference
- Ask about our loyalty card
- Extended summer evening hours
- Pack your picnic
Meet Seamore Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round and return for a discounted game (same day). Please note this is a weather dependant activity, however in sunny Hawke's Bay it is unusual to have a rainout period. Easy for you to find, Par2 MiniGolf by the Soundshell, beside the Sea, Marine Parade, Napier.
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, is loved for its sunny climate, fabulous beaches, sheltered coastal plains and long-established vineyards. Napier is the main city of Hawke's Bay. New Zealand is famous for its highly distinctive, premium quality wines. Take a winery tour in Hawke's Bay and enjoy fantastic scenery, good food and fine wine. Enquire at Reception.
Gannet Beach Adventures
This is a unique, fun eco-experience tour, suitable for all ages, with personalised service and guides who point out the natural and geological wonders of the area. With over 56 year's experience, Gannet Beach Adventures provides a 4-hour mild, safe and comfortable adventure. Travel along the majestically rugged coastline of Cape Kidnappers to the worlds largest most accessible Gannet nesting site. Depart on the days low tide by tractor and trailer with local experienced guides. Narrative stops are made to view the fascinating geological history and earthquake fault lines. Suitable for: all age groups, families, schools, club groups, social outings, corporate groups.
Cost: Adult $39 / Child (3-15yrs) $24
The Dram and Cock Whiskey Bar
The Provincial Hotel is located on the corner of Emerson Street and Clive Square. This gives a nice westerly aspect providing afternoon sun and views across the gardens. Originally established in 1876, the Provincial Hotel was rebuilt in 1932 after the disasterous Napier Earthquake, and is a fine example of the Spanish Mission style. This lovely building now accommodates Hawke's Bay's only Whiskey Bar. Taste, sip and savour a dram of Whiskey, Cognac, a glass of Hawke's Bay wine or a refreshing juice. Enquire about a Whiskey tasting. Cuban cigars available also at the bar.
Tee up for a game of golf at one of over 20 courses in the region. Play the ultimate round at the world renowned Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, consistently ranked in the top 50 courses in the world. Take an exhilarating hike or mountain bike ride and scale the heights of the iconic Te Mata Peak for stunning views. The brave can even paraglide. Cycle and walk the Rotary Pathway and boardwalk from Bay View through to Napier, Clive and Havelock North. Enjoy beautiful coastal scenery or pedal between wineries, stopping for wine tastings at the cellar doors along the way. (BICYCLE OR SCOOTER HIREAGE AVAILABLE AT OUR RECEPTION). Take to the skies for a scenic view of the region in a helicopter or hot air balloon. Explore the many native reserves and conservation areas such as Ocean Beach Wildlife Reserve which is the largest ecological restoration project in New Zealand. Hire kayaks and paddle in the sheltered and scenic Ahuriri Marine Reserve. Enjoy authentic local Maori culture and heritage with Waimarama Maori Tourism. Take the Walk with the Ancestors tour over the land of Hakakino that blends story, song, craft and artifact, ritual and history.
Regional Tasty Delights
Telegraph Hill Olivery - an award winning producer of olives and gourmet food products. New Zealand's largest manufacturer of New Zealand grown olives, capturing Hawke's Bays sun drenced flavours in table olives, oils, and gourmet food products. View production, taste products, have lunch, and purchase their full range of products.
Pernel Fruitworld - Over 85 different varieties of pip and stone fruit on a 32 hectare orchard. Climb aboard our tourist trailer and be driven through the orchard with a personal tour guide. Gifts/souvenir shop on site as well as a licensed cafe.
The Silky Oak Chocolate Company - The name is derived from a 26 metre high Grevillea 'Sillky Oak' situated behind the museum. It is listed as one of the notable trees of New Zealand. There is a cafe with a 'sheer indulgence' theme. Real Hot Chocolate drinks (with or without chilli). Sweet and savoury dishes too. The Museum takes you through the history of chocolate. Enjoy a chocolate tasting at the Factory shop.
Hawke's Bay Farmers Market - Discover Hawke's Bay's finest producers and artisans supplying their wares in the relaxed atmosphere of a traditional farmers' market. Meet the growers and producers. See, touch, smell and taste then buy.
Arataki Honey Visitor Centre - Home to the honey bee and New Zealand's largest beekeeping enterprise. Explore at your leisure in a modern and interactive environment. Enjoy a truly sweet experience!
Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo - where you can walk and talk with the animals. Renowned for it's wide range of animals and birds, unique atmosphere and educational opportunities. Bring a picnic, feed the animals, have a pony ride.
Wool World at Clifton Station - Daily interactive shearing shows. Let us take you back to the rustic charm and the unique character of how it was back on the farm. Original 100 year old farm equipment. Explore the history of wool in Hawke's Bay. Bisit our wool shop for souvernirs and more.
The Tanners Classic Sheepskins - Top quality sheepskin products sold at factory prices. Two tours daily - Free.
Top Camera Moments
- Get your picture taken next to the sign of the Longest Place Name in the World, located in Central Hawke's Bay
- Visit the National Tobacco Building in Napier - one of the most photographed Art Deco Buildings in the world!
- Stop and visit the Pania of the Reef statue situated next to the Napier's Sound Shell, second only to Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
- Walk or drive along the historic Oak Avenue in Hastings. Planted int he 1800's Oak Avenue (real name Ormond Road) is over a mile long
- Snap the panoramic 360 degree views from atop of Te Mata Peak in Havelock North. At 400 metres above sea level it guarantees a great view
Dive Centre - Napier
Enjoy a unique experience diving from our luxurious 72ft Catamaran.
Our planet is 70% water, we are 70% water, where do you think you belong?
Diving is like flying through another world, add the Pacific ocean to the mix and its a recipe for adventure.
Glide effortlessly around the reef and encounter spectacular underwater environments and marine life.
Whether you’re a first time diver, or an experienced mermaid we have outstanding underwater locations to entice all levels of divers.
With many years experience our dive team will look after every aspect of your dive and make sure you’re well prepared to dive in.All dive equipment is provided - all you have to do is turn up and enjoy yourself.
We will get you knowledgeable, geared up, in the ocean, and you’ll love it.