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Napier Prison Tours

#21 of 48 Tours in Napier
Napier, New Zealand
About Napier Prison Tours
Listen to a 50 minute self-guided audio tour while inspecting the vacant prison cells and deserted exercise yard. You will learn the history of the oldest prison in New Zealand and experience what doing time was all about. Feel the oppressive atmosphere of the hanging garden, the solitary confinement and the death row cells. Hear the tales of the Australasia’s richest drug baron; escape attempts, the Eye eater, hangman’s gallows and much more. Audio guide tours allow you to take your time and read extra information along the way. Family entertainment is guaranteed with plenty of photo opportunities including mug shots and an opportunity to create life-long memories through our Souvenir Shop Napier Prison has also been featured on Ghost Hunters International where unexplainable activities were investigated. is also one totally haunted attraction. We invite you to experience your own Ghost Hunt learning from our paranormal experts how to use the ghost equipment, take great photographs and recognize paranormal activity. We provide our guests ample time to use our "Ghost Hunting" devices.
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Panav wrote a review Nov 2020
Lower Hutt, New Zealand8 contributions
Had an amazing experience, everything was well organised. Enjoyed the escape room activity and completed the challenge (Ishaan thank you :p) We took the ghost tour and it was worth the time we spent over there. Had a great chat with Ishaan and he gave us awesome reference for lunch. Thank you Ishaan for your hospitality. It is definitely a must place to visit if you are planning a trip to Napier. 10/10
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KarenD747 wrote a review Nov 2020
Taupo, New Zealand3 contributions4 helpful votes
Could walk about at our own pace, and the listening device is excellent with great history and insights from the prison and New Zealand criminal history...
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Date of experience: November 2020
John B wrote a review Nov 2020
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Interesting tour and so pleased we took the advice of friends as we didn't want to be travelling on busy buses with others.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Denise P wrote a review Nov 2020
23 contributions1 helpful vote
It was nice that it hadn't been updated and it was still original. Loved the quirky stories on some of the cell doors. Interesting to learn about people who were current in my time eg Terry Clark. It was quite eerie in parts and didnt want too linger to long. Staff helpful and friendly. Makes a change to go to something that isn't 'touristy'
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Date of experience: November 2020
JaeB wrote a review Oct 2020
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The history of the building is very interesting, but I like other reviewers think they could remove the modern "junk" lieing around, and reinstate authentic items that should be there. Put old mattresses on the bunks, out some piss pots in the cells, add old blankets etc. Remove all the junk in the mess hall and add what should of been there such as a long table and bench seats, tin plates and cups. Instead of a painted "gallows" get a replica made and put in. It could be improved so much, as the basic structure and building is worth the respect to put things right as it would of been when it was a prison. The audio is so long and becomes tiresome...stopped listening... I really hope you listen to the reviews and take on the suggestions as all the negative reviews all say the same thing, in that tidying it up would make it a great experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020