Things to do in Napier

Check out some of these Napier activities…

National Aquarium of New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife - including sharks, piranha, alligators, kiwi and tuatara. A fun and educational place to visit for all the family. Open 9:00am-5:00pm, 7 days (except Christmas Day). The National Aquarium is one of the premier things to do in Napier.

Par2 MiniGolf

Par2 MiniGolf is in the heart of Napier’s tourist zone, alongside Napier i-SITE visitors centre on Marine Parade. Putt a round (or two) of mini-golf and get your name on the leader board. Challenge your friends and family for a round and return for a discounted game (same day).They have extended summer evening hours, so pack your picnic and come on down to meet Seamore Seagull. This is a great place for a birthday party or special event or to take a break from your conference.

Ocean Spa

Napier’s premier heated pools and health and fitness complex. Relax and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the heated salt chlorinated pools. Soak away your cares and re-energise your mind and body in the outdoor spas. Ocean Spa Napier provides an exceptional environment for all ages and fully qualified life guards on patrol make Ocean Spa a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy the water with family and friends. Ocean Spa Napier incorporates its own gym complex and Soak Café & Restaurant overlooks all the action in the pools.

Napier Aquatic Centre

Hawke’s Bay’s most comprehensive, year round aquatic facility. If you are looking for water-based exercise or fun, the Napier Aquatic Centre prides itself on providing quality, safe and affordable fun for the whole family.

Art Deco Trust

Napier is 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 - in such a concentrated area. The Art Deco Trust provides 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 Hastings.

The Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery

Home to Hawke's Bay's great treasures: Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery is a place of stories, heritage, art and artefacts - a place where visitors can explore New Zealand's vibrant art and cultural history. It also incorporates the Century Theatre, known for live performance and art-house cinema screenings. 

The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre is dedicated to:

Napier Municipal Theatre

The Napier Municipal Theatre is the leading theatre in Hawke’s Bay for performances, shows, concerts, functions and events. It combines elegant art deco style with modern theatre facilities, making it one of the best provincial performing arts centre in New Zealand. A true Hawke’s Bay theatre, the stage has been graced with international acts and local performers alike. The theatre has a seating capacity of 993 and the stunning auditorium is available for hire for everything from stage productions to corporate launches. Check out what’s on and see a show while you’re visiting.


Hawke’s Bay is paradise for golfers, with some of New Zealand’s best courses located within the region, including the renowned Cape Kidnappers Gold Course, consistently rated as one of the TOP 50 courses in the world. There is also a range of club and public courses, so check out these website links for more details:

Classic Sheepskins

TOP quality sheepskin products sold at factory prices. Two tours daily - Free.

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