Napier is one of the major holiday paradises in New Zealand. It is a port city in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The town is 332 kilometres (about four hours) northeast by road from the capital, Wellington. It has a population smaller than Hastings District, but as Hastings is administered as a district, Napier is the only official city in the Hawke’s Bay region. Napier is the largest crossbred wool centre in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest apple, pear and stone fruit producing areas in New Zealand. It has also become an important grape growing and wine production area with the fruit passing from the growers around Metropolitan Hastings and then to Napier for exporting.
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It is the perfect hub for the tourists to spend the vacation. The city has a lot to offer to the tourists. The major places of attractions in Napier are the Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery. It has kept a record of the 1931 Earthquake which created major havoc in Napier. The Marineland and the National Aquarium and the Sound shell have all created an effect on the catastrophe of the earthquake. Cape Kidnappers is yet another attraction of the tourists visiting the city. Cape Kidnappers is situated in the southeastern part of the Hawke’s Bay. It is situated at a distance of 20 Kilometers from Napier. There is also a popular golf course in the region. The golf enthusiasts will have a wonderful time at the golf course.
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You can reach the city by flight. The city is served by the Hawke’s Bay Airport. Hawke’s Bay Airport is situated in the northern part of the marina. Tourists also favor reaching the city by the State Highway 2.
There are a number of top-notch places of accommodation. The hotels in Napier range from luxury to budget. You will also find other places of accommodation in Napier like the budget cabins, self-catering apartments, lodges and motels. The holiday makers can make the hotels in the beachfront as their base while visiting Napier.