Napier Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Napier

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  • how is the area in general? is it safe? what's the worst thing that could happen in Napier?

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    • Napier is definitely one of the safest cities in New Zealand. If you travel sensibly. respect locals and their traditions, then I do not think anything bad will happen. 

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

    • Air Pollution 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Napier for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Napier.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
    • Safety Index 44.12 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 23.63 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.95 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.31 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.74 USD

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