Just 20 minutes out of Hastings, Napier is one of New Zealand’s most attractive cities. It can be found at the south of the Hawkes Bay.
Napier is a unique city, admired by tourists. Featuring a comprehensive offering of 1930s Art Deco architecture comparable to that of Miami’s, Napier has become a highly photographed attraction and event hub. In 1931, most of Napier was levelled by an earthquake. The city was given the opportunity to rebuild, favouring an Art Deco style popular at the time.
Napier is home to many established wineries and and vineyards and is considered a wine hub in New Zealand. The Hawkes Bay region is an important producer of grapes, and other exports such as sheep’s wool, frozen meat, wood pulp, and timber.
Air New Zealand operates daily flights from Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch and flights take just under an hour.