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A reliable hire car in Napier gives you freedom to explore, stopping whenever the mood takes you. Napier is a very distinctive city; after it was devastated by an earthquake in 1931, the decision was made to rebuild in the style of the times. This has made Napier the Art Deco capital of the world, and there are many ways to immerse yourself in this living history during your visit.
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Driving tips in Napier
If you are driving, getting to the Hawkes Bay takes a bit of effort. Heading south from Auckland or the Bay of Plenty, the most common route is through Taupo. There is little of note on the Napier-Taupo highway, you have the feeling of remoteness, and passing into a different part of the country. The city is approximately 320 km northeast of Wellington, or almost 4 hours of driving via State Highway 50 in a rental car.
Best time to visit Napier
Weather-wise, the seasons in Napier are in the opposite as compared to the larger part of the world. The summer months are from November to February, while fall is between March and April, which by the way, is the perfect time to visit as the temperatures are good. If you are planning to extend your trip, April to May is also an ideal time to visit.
Napier is host to some major events, such as TheTremains Art Deco Festival, from February 15-19 2017, and the Mission Estate Concert on 8 April. Make sure you book your car well in advance!
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Discover Napier and have fun in your rental car
Popular for its collection of art deco buildings, Napier plays host to an Art Deco Summer Festival every February drawing thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world. The buildings are available all year round on guided or independent tours too. Hawkes Bay's high concentration of wineries in a small area makes this a great place for vineyard trails. Having a hire car means you can set your own itinerary and schedules.
So you want to visit Napier but just don't know where to start? Here's some helpful information on the best attractions to visit, things to do and see when in the city.
Having a car hire means you can tour around Napier in your reliable car rental. Popular for its collection of Art Deco buildings, Napier plays host to the Tremains Art Deco Summer Festival every February when thousands of enthusiasts descend on the city for the weekend. The buildings can be admired year-round, and there are tours and a self-guided heritage walk available, to appreciate the beauty of the art deco era.
The National Aquarium of New Zealand
Whether it's swimming with the sharks or peering through a glass window, the National Aquarium of New Zealand ioffers fantastic intimate experiences with underwater life. Leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the ocean and the life contained within it.
Step into a world of relaxation and calm at Bai Mint Thai Massage! Open 7 days a week, enjoy and treat yourself for a full body massage experience which involves stretching and deep tissue massage, as well as foot massage and back and shoulder massage.
On Yer Bike Winery Tours
Hawkes Bay is well known for its world class wines, some of New Zealand's oldest wineries are here. There are many ways to tour the cellar doors for tastings, but one of the best is to do it by bike. As part of the New Zealand cycleways project, the Hawkes Bay has over 200 kilometres of trails, with part of the network devoted to following the vineyards.
Address: 3408 SH 5, Napier 4182, New Zealand
Looking for some extreme adventure? Get here and you're in for a lot of fun and an adrenaline rush! Enjoy the scenic views of the river Mohaka, and feel the thrill raging through the grade II, III, and V waters. These trips also include cliff jumps, canyons, a raft tour through the Kaweka Forest Park... or simply relax in their thermal pools.
Hooters Vintage & Classic Vehicle Hire
Based in Napier, Hawke's Bay, Hooters is a family run business offering tours, wedding, events and self drives in a variety of vintage and classic cars. The fleet currently houses over 20 vehicles which makes one impressive convoy for groups or corporate events.
Join Raft Fish NZ for a unique raft fishing experience on the stunning Mohaka River. This spectacular river is one of the finest wilderness river systems in New Zealand and is home to rainbow and brown trout which can reach up to 10 lb or more!
Raft Fish NZ have over 30 years experience on the river and will be on hand throughout the journey providing interesting commentary and of course their fishing tips on how to land a big one! So join them for a unique adventure, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and surrounded by awe inspiring scenery.
Set on 12 acres of gardens, this elegant lodge is only a 15-minute drive from both Ahuriri Harbour and Hawke's Bay Airport. Mission Estate Winery and several other vineyards are also a 15-minute drive. It is a 30-minute drive from Ocean Beach and a 40-minute drive from Waimarama Beach. As you round the sweeping drive, Ormlie Lodge offers up her inner beauty as you are led through the main entrance into the expansive hallway.
Pebble Beach Motor Inn
Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge
Restaurants & Bars
Indigo Napier Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 130 restaurants in Napier and 214 restaurants in Hawke's Bay Region awarded Certificate of Excellence 2014 by Tripadvisor - this restaurant with its philosophy “to ensure the guest feels like God” is guaranteed to please.
The new restaurant at Ormlie is the perfect place to wind down after a drive or sightseeing all day. Relax in the bar this winter with the fire roaring, enjoying celebrated wines, craft beer, cocktails or a gin or two. Head chef Andy Glover and his team deliver a seasonally inspired, a la carte menu, incorporating food sourced locally, executed with flair and passion.