Napier Tourism

Visit Napier - Best of Napier

You often hear about Napier being compared to Mediterranean towns, especially Nice, and that comparison is without merit. Most of New Zealand cities rely on the beauty of their surroundings to draw in tourists, but Napier has the added advantage of fortuitous planning; its developers focused heavily on bringing an Art Deco feel to the city, especially after the devastating earthquake in 1931. The city look is a testament to the spirit of its people who rallied around the reconstruction magnificently and erected a city even more beautiful and charming than the one destroyed before.

That said, Napier natural retreats are any less impressive. The surrounding area, especially Taradale, has some lovely vineyards, a favourite trail for cyclists; the Mohaka River offers some terrific rafting adventures; the Cape Kidnappers headland simply astounds with its near isolated atmosphere and the hilly ranges are excellent for hiking, camping and even paragliding.

Napier Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Napier tips for your visit

Do's:

  1. Expect to have afternoon tea with the locals.
  2. Open gifts as soon as you receive them.
  3. Always bring your host a gift.

Dont's:

  1. Dont smoke in public places.
  2. Do not make the Victory hand sign.
  3. Dont wrap gifts in red.
  4. Do not touch people heads. Its a gross insult.
  5. Dont make insensitive remarks about the earthquake.
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Facts and Stats for Napier*

  • Pollution Statistics in Napier

    Know the pollution level of Napier before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Napier: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Napier for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Napier.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Napier - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.67 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Napier

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Napier

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 122.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.48 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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