From the stunning craggy slopes of Te Mata Peak and Cape Kidnappers, to the National Aquarium and the wet and wild fun of Splash Planet, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Hawke's Bay.
The approximately 3km stretch of iconic seafront connects Napier with the Pacific Ocean, with stunning vistas encompassing Mahia Peninsula in the north to Cape Kidnappers in the south.
Back in 1889, a sea wall was developed to prevent flooding over what is now the Marine Parade road. Norfolk Pines followed in about 1893 in order to create an English-style ‘noble promenade’. The seawall was originally 3m in depth however continual single displacement up the beach from storms, along with the 1931 earthquake which raised the beach by about 2m, meant Marine Parade became protected from high seas, allowing the development of the area. The seawall is still visible adjacent to the Marine Parade footpath from the Sound Shell towards the hill.
When Winter sweeps in and the sun loses its punch, Hawke’s Bay proves there’s no need to hibernate.Read more
From the stunning craggy slopes of Te Mata Peak and Cape Kidnappers, to the National Aquarium and the wet and wild fun of Splash Planet, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Hawke's Bay.Read more
Originating in Europe, in the early 20th century the Art Deco style became widely known following the great Exposition de Arts Moderness Decoratifs et Industriels held in Paris in 1925 and from which its name was ultimately derived.Read more
Boasting over 2,200 hours of sunshine a year, Napier’s Mediterranean climate means that it is a great place to visit year-round.Read more