Napier is home to beautifully preserved 1930s architecture
Napier
1930s architecture, Hawke's Bay

By Chris McLennan

Stroll through bucolic gardens in Napier.
Napier
Gardens, Hawke's Bay

By DiGiSLR

Napier is famous for its retro style.
Napier
Retro style, Hawke's Bay

By JeanM1

Napier

Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier's special point of difference.

A national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. On the morning of February 3rd 1931 a massive earthquake - 7. 9 on the Richter scale - rocked Hawke's Bay for more than three minutes. Nearly 260 lives were lost and the vast majority of buildings in the commercial centre of Napier were destroyed, either by the quake itself or the fires that followed.

Rebuilding began almost immediately, and much of it was completed in two years. New buildings reflected the architectural styles of the times - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission and Art Deco. Local architect Louis Hay, an admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright, had his chance to shine. Maori motifs were employed to give the city a unique New Zealand character - for example, the ASB bank on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets features Maori koru and zigzags.

Napier’s other special attractions include the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers and the many vineyards that make good use of the region’s alluvial soils. Pinot Gris and Syrah are the region's signature drops. On Saturday mornings, the Napier farmers’ market is a chance to shop for artisan foods and fresh produce.

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119 on Georges Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
9.70 85 Reviews
Napier South, Napier
068433609
Just 3 minutes’ drive from the Hawkes Bay waterfront, 119 on Georges boasts a solar-heated swimming pool, BBQ facilities and airport pickup. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and lovely garden views. The heated rooms have a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Each room has... (more)
339 On Church - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
10.00 1 Reviews
Greenmeadows, Napier
068450377
We are ideally situated 4 mins from Taradale and 10 mins from Napier City. Located in one of Napier's highly desirable areas, we are only a stroll to either the highly regarded Mission Estate Winery or Church Road Winery. With views directly across to The Mission, vineyards and Sugar Loaf,... (more)
5 on Bay View - Tui & Fantail Apartments. - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
9.80 12 Reviews
Bluff Hill, Napier
5 on Bay View offers to you Private, Self contained accomodation with sea views out to Whirinaki and over the Bay.Situated on the Northern side of Napier Hill on the bottom story of an 1880's villa. AWARDED TRAVELBUG BEST GUEST REVIEWS 2011. We offer you: TUI Apartment - fully sel... (more)
Ace High Motor Inn - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.10 28 Reviews
Napier
0800270361
Featuring an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a barbecue area, Ace High Motor Inn is just 5 minutes’ drive from Napier Aquatic Centre. Free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette or kitchen are standard in all rooms.Ace High Motor Inn Napier is 8 minutes’ drive from Napier Train Station and the beautiful Hawk... (more)
Affordable Westshore Holiday Park Napier - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.00 71 Reviews
Westshore, Napier
0800937874
Affordable Westshore Holiday Park is a Qualmark 4-star Holiday Park in Napier. It is a family accommodation in a sheltered location of 1.3ha of well-maintained park-like grounds. Napier is one of the biggest cities in Hawke's Bay. The National Aquarium of New Zealand is located in the c... (more)
Albatross Motel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.30 531 Reviews
Westshore, Napier
0800252287
Albatross Motel scored 9.5/10 on Target TV and guarantees friendly service. Overlooking the Ahuriri Estuary and close to the beach and cycle/walkways. Clean, comfortable, Qualmark 4-star rated, offering Free Wi-Fi, SKY Guest Select 50+ channels and Flybuys points. It has 35 well equippe... (more)
Anchorage Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
7.90 260 Reviews
Ahuriri, Napier
0800422266
Anchorage Motor Lodge is a luxury motel located on the Ahuriri waterfront in Napier. It oversees the inner harbour and sailing club marina with stunning sights out to the sea and the mountains. It has 44 spacious well-appointed studio, one and two bedroom suites. Complimentary wireless ... (more)
Apartment Pipstay - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
Napier South, Napier
068355201
Fully self-contained/self-occupancy with sea views, comfort, style and luxury, Apartment Pipstay is in a class of its own. It features 2 bedrooms, a beautiful tiled bathroom upstairs and a modern kitchen and lounge with 46" flat screen TV with full Sky TV downstairs. Lounge and main bedroo... (more)
Art Deco Masonic Hotel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.70 670 Reviews
Napier South, Napier
068358689
Located on the waterfront with panoramic Pacific Ocean views, the Masonic Hotel Napier features free WiFi and historic Art Deco architecture. Guests enjoy 2 bars and 2 restaurants. Art Deco Masonic Hotel is located in the centre of Napier, just 10 minutes’ drive from Hawke's Bay Airport... (more)
Ashcroft Gardens Bed and Breakfast - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
Jervoistown, Napier
068449446
Quiet peaceful garden setting with a relaxed homely atmosphere. Swim in our pool or visit the many wineries, golf courses and parks of our Art Deco city. Come and enjoy the fruits of the Bay served with a yummy breakfast. Semi rural in a tropical garden setting we make people feel in a hom... (more)
ASURE Colonial Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
Taradale, Napier
0800684477
Colonial Lodge Motel is located in the Napier suburb of Taradale. It offers rooms with fully equipped kitchens and satellite TV. Free private parking is available. All rooms feature air-conditioning, heating, DVD-players and Sky TV. The kitchens include convection microwaves and stoves.... (more)
ASURE Colonial Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
9.00 168 Reviews
Taradale, Napier
0800684477
ASURE Colonial Lodge Motel Napier is ideally located in park-like grounds just 10 minutes to Napier centre or 15 minutes to Hastings centre. It is an easy walk to local cafes, shops and wineries. All units fully self contained with contemporary kitchens and Bathrooms and 32" LCD TV's.*All ... (more)
At The Rocks Motorlodge - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.70 242 Reviews
Westshore, Napier
08008359626
At The Rocks Motorlodge is located by the waterfront, just 5 minutes’ drive from Napier city centre. It offers free Wi-Fi, free car parking and a fitness centre. All rooms feature basic cooking facilities, LCD TV with DVD player and a work desk. Some have a hot tub or claw-foot bathtub.... (more)
Ballina Motel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.20 148 Reviews
Taradale, Napier
0508225542
Stylish and comfortable - Luxury to the discerning. The Ballina Motel is one of Napier's newest motels ideally positioned for the discerning tourist or business traveller midway between Napier (8kms or 10mins) and Hastings (14kms or 15mins) city centres, and 10 mins from Hawke's Bay Air... (more)
Bamboo Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
6.50 28 Reviews
Westshore, Napier
068357566
Just 200 metres from a safe swimming beach, Bamboo Lodge offers self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen satellite TV and a DVD player. It features a hot tub and barbecue facilities. All units include a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator. Each unit... (more)
Barrowmeade - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
9.40 42 Reviews
Taradale, Napier
Barrowmeade is located in Napier. Free WiFi access is available. Rooms here will provide you with a TV, a terrace and a seating area. Complete with a microwave, the dining area also has a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdry... (more)
Bay Beauty Motel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
7.40 226 Reviews
Marewa, Napier
0800232222
Located in the quiet suburb of Marewa, the Bay Beauty Motel features a communal barbecue area and free parking on site. Just 1 km from Napier’s city centre, it offers spacious rooms with a full kitchen.Featuring a private courtyard, heated rooms come with ironing equipment, a DVD player an... (more)
Bay View Holiday Park & Motels - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
9.70 4 Reviews
Bay View, Napier
0800836600
Opened 2008 this complex is set in beautiful, peaceful, park-like grounds surrounded by rural New Zealand. Just 8 kms from Napier CBD, our Holiday Park is handy to Hawkes Bay wineries, concert venues and situated only 700 metres from the beach. Brand new kitchen and showers plus a bar... (more)
B-B on Sea - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
10.00 6 Reviews
Westshore, Napier
You will be welcomed with a warm greeting from your hosts Roger or Jenny to their luxury Bed & Breakfast which is across the road from Westshore's safe swimming Beach. Off street parking for 2 cars. Hot inbuilt Spa-BBQ-Laundry-tea/coffee making facilities. Underfloor heating. Heated Towel ... (more)
Beach Front Motel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
9.10 718 Reviews
Napier South, Napier
0800778888
Beach Front Motel offers quality motel accommodation in Napier. It is a beachfront complex, central to CBD. It has 46 architecturally designed suites consisting of 36 suites sleeps 2, 4x1brm suites sleeps 4 and 6x2brm suites sleeps 5. All are self-contained with fully equipped kitchen, ... (more)
Bella Tuscany Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.10 172 Reviews
Pirimai, Napier
0800365754
Just a 5-minute drive from the heart of Napier, Bella Tuscany Motor Lodge offers free Wi-Fi. All air-conditioned guest rooms feature a TV, microwave, fridge and toaster. Bella Tuscany Motel is a 7-minute drive from Mission Estate Winery. Both Napier Beach and Hawke’s Bay Airport are wit... (more)
Bella Vista Motel Napier - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.60 231 Reviews
Napier South, Napier
0800835959
Bella Vista Motel is just a 3 minute walk from central Napier and Marine Parade. Rooms enjoy modern furnishings and feature satellite TV. Free on site parking is offered. Rooms at Motel Bella Vista include electric blankets and toasters. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Ma... (more)
BK's Fountain Court Motel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.50 302 Reviews
Napier
0508411000
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, BK's Fountain Court Motel offers self-catering accommodation with satellite TV and private laundry facilities. Guests enjoy 200MB of free Wi-Fi per day.The restaurants and cafes of Napier city centre are just 7 minutes’ walk from Fountain Court Motor Inn... (more)
Blue Seas Villa - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
Napier
06-8351395
Boasting breathtaking ocean views, Blue Seas Villa offers free WiFi and free parking. Guests can enjoy a meal on the patio with the BBQ facilities, while drinking in the idyllic surroundings.Blue Seas Villas Naiper is a 10-minute drive from The National Aquairium of New Zealand and a 15-mi... (more)
Bluewater Hotel - Accommodation in Napier New Zealand
8.40 355 Reviews
Ahuriri, Napier
0508627437
Located in Napier’s vibrant inner harbour area with views over the marina, Bluewater Hotel features a restaurant, a bar and a mini golf course. All accommodation includes a 2-person spa bath and 100MB of free Wi-Fi per day. The Bluewater Hotel Hawke’s Bay is only a 5-minute drive from b... (more)
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  • The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Fri 17 Aug 2018 8:00PM / Blues
    In support of the release of their highly acclaimed latest album Tales Of A Rich Girl, Adelaide Neo Blues band Kings & Associates are heading to New Zealand this August for a string of shows. Kings & Associates are 3 ... more
  • BDO , Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Wed 18 Apr 2018 9:00AM / Business & Professional
    Is Xero giving you a headache? Do you need some guidance getting the most out of your Xero account? Pop in and enjoy a coffee with us between 9 am - 11 am on Wednesdays and receive FREE Xero assistance. One of our ... more
  • Bistronomy, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Sun 26 Aug 2018 6:30PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Enjoy an exclusive evening with James Beck and iconic wine maker James Millton showcasing what makes the East coast of New Zealand so special as a wine and food destination. Be part of a five course exploration of the ... more
  • The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Thu 23 Aug 2018 8:00PM / Comedy
    Book the babysitter, get your comedy fix. more
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    Mon 3 Sep 2018 9:00AM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Learn all about foraging options in and around Napier and in the Hawkes Bay with professional forager, Peter Langlands. In association with Napier’s Better Fishing and Bistronomy A full day from 9am to 3.30pm with a ... more
  • Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Fri 17 Aug 2018 6:30PM / Charity, Fundraisers
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    Fri 24 Aug 2018 8:00PM / Bar DJs
    The Cabana Dirty Disco is back. Last year over 150 people boogied on done to the small hours. Always a fun night. $100 bar tab for Best Dressed and $50 bar tab for 2nd best dressed. more
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    Sun 9 Sep 2018 3:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Join our resident self professed 'cork dork' Bethany Jeffries for a relaxed afternoon of conversation and a fun tasting exploration of Alpha Domus Wines with winemaker Barry Riwai. Accompanied by some tasty bits from ... more
  • Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Sat 25 Aug 2018 6:00PM / Blues
    HB Latin Dance Club are proud to present the Julie Lamb Outfit. Live Music -Funk-Jazz-Blues -Originals, with support from Rhythm Bones, 9pm-Late. A special Milonga (Tango Dance) hosted by the club from 6-9pm followed by ... more
  • Sacremonte Truffle, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Sat 14 Jul 2018 2:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    You can take part in an exciting and unusual event in Hawkes Bay. An outing in the country searching for the elusive truffle. These exclusive hunts are a must do for foodies. Numbers are strictly limited so book now to ... more
  • The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Fri 7 Sep 2018 8:00PM / Reggae
    A Grassroots reggae band from Central Hawkes Bay. With a mix of covers and some of their own work, these guys always bring good vibes and great music. With a mix of both old and new reggae songs you will find ... more
  • Napier Conference Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Wed 12 Sep 2018 8:00AM / Business & Professional
    Are you a business owner, marketer or sales person? Confused with social media and how you should be using it to help grow your business? If so, our in depth half day Social Media Workshop is a must-attend! In a ... more
  • Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Sat 1 Sep 2018 9:00PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Get on this, 5 piece high energy rock n roll band comin thru... Start Me Up - Brown Sugar - Honky Tonk - Tumbling Dice - Can’t Always Get - Beast of Burden -It’s All Over Now - Last Time - Get Off My Cloud - Live ... more
  • Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Sat 14 Apr 2018 10:00AM / Education
    Registration on Eventfinda essential. No door sales. Having trouble with your compost? Smelly and slimy? Still, in the state, it started? Lumpy and lifeless? Perhaps you don’t have enough compost? Or you don’t ... more
  • Albert Square Hastings, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Sat 18 Aug 2018 7:00PM / Rock
    Imagine a 30m, igloo looking dome, smack bang in the middle of Hastings! Then put some of HB's best young talent in there. Boom you have Zeal's coolest venue "Under The Dome". This winter escape is gonna rock your ... more
  • The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Fri 7 Sep 2018 7:30PM / Alternative, Indie
    Limited pre sales - door sales $15. "New Zealand has another Band to get seriously excited about" - therevue.ca Anxiety Club bring their unique blend of alt-country goodness to the Bay for one night only. The ... more
  • Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Thu 30 Aug 2018 6:00PM / Charity, Fundraisers
    Rally the support of your family and friends to help you raise money for Nourished for Nil as you do it. Come and hear how we are changing the future of food waste in Hawke's Bay. Enjoy the tasty creations from Chef ... more
  • Hastings Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Sat 1 Sep 2018 11:00AM / Horse Racing
    Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday - BOSTOCK New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival. General admission: By $5 donation with all proceeds supporting the Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society. Members stand: $30 Gates open: ... more
  • Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Sat 1 Sep 2018 7:00PM / Charity, Fundraisers
    The 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Casino Night is on. We'll be offering up the best gambling establishment in town with the friendliest dealers around. We will turn the venue into a place to eat, drink and gamble. Tickets for ... more
  • Te Whare Kiwikiwi, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
    Fri 7 Sep 2018 6:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    On the first Friday of (almost) every month I will host a Cheese Tasting to introduce you to artisan cheeses from near and far. This event is all about comparing the same cheeses at different stages of it's life (a ... more
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