Napier was leveled by a devastating earthquake in 1931. The city was subsequently built in the architecture of the day, and the city is now considered the Art Deco capital of the world.
On arrival in Napier, take lunch and consider an Art Deco walking tour of the city.
Take a stroll to Marine Parade if you feel like going to New Zealand’s National Aquarium. Nowhere else in New Zealand can you experience such a large and diverse range of aquatic animals and wildlife, both native species and from around the world.
Another option (if you arrive in time) is to take a wine tour of the famed Hawke’s bay region.