Napier, New Zealand Cruise Port
Get ready to experience four seasons in a day while cruising to Napier, New Zealand. Known as the Art Deco capital in the world, this cruise port is the perfect destination to cross a few things off your bucket list. This popular tourist site with a population of 61,000 comes highly recommended with raving reviews on the extraordinary Te Mata Peak, impressive statue of Pania unveiled at Napier’s Marine Parade, and the widely acclaimed Tremains Art Deco Weekend in February. The history of this amazing city is alive in the 1930s Art Deco architecture built after the Hawke’s Bay earthquake in 1931. While cruising to Napier, New Zealand, enhance your vacation portfolio by exploring these fascinating places of attraction:
Watch the sunset while taking in the panoramic view of the beautiful plains of Heretaunga on Te Mata Peak. This cultural treasure rises 399 meters above the plains, and is an important part of Hawke’s Bay history. Drive, bike or hike up to the top to immerse yourself in the fantastic view overlooking the Hawke’s Bay winery.
The Art Deco Walk, sponsored by Napier’s Art Deco Trust will expose you to the many facets of Art Deco architecture in the city. These colorful buildings and events will take you back in time to the era of glitz and glamour. Explore the hidden gem of previous decades on foot, coach, mini bus or luxury vintage cars.
Explore the undersea world in a family-friendly environment at the National Aquarium of New Zealand where a diverse range of aquatic animals; both native and foreign species dwell. Feel free to swim and snorkel in the territories of sharks that are sure to keep your blooding pumping and adrenaline sky-rocketing.