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Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are in Napier, then do take the walk along the seafront. It is delightful, with interesting architecture, gardens, sculptures and of course the Pacific Ocean.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Marine Parade is a pleasant seafront walk. However, there really is nothing particularly spectacular to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jules060617
Reviewed 2 days ago

Parking available and a great place to stretch your legs, with ocean one side and gardens the other. Information Centre, Tania the mermaid statue, public swimming pool and fountain are all in close proximity along the Parade.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DianneKamerling
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful little town to explore, plenty of history and easy to find your way around. Good walking too, along the promenade with several little cafes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janda2905
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well designed & landscaped seafront offering nice walks cycleways with great views to sea, sculptures along the way, jetty into the sea, fabulous planting & sunken gardens, with water features on top of the great deco architecture. Great for families & people of all ages.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gentrymark55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Marine Parade is the jewel in the crown of Napier as far as I’m concerned. The Council has done a great job of landscaping and creating spaces to sit, walk, run or cycle with a boardwalk all of the way along the waterfront. There are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NewZealandChevgurl
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a MUST if in Napier! There are so many different views- the one out to sea, the magnificent waterfront with the sculptures, baths, gardens, Pania then on the other side the superb Art Deco buildings. You can walk for hours and there's always...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent sea front walk/cycleway with enjoyable views and plenty of interesting activities along the way to keep the family entertained.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AGMBowie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here a few times on a long weekend here. The Napier I-site is located here which is a focal point for tourists and local tour pick up and drop offs. Plenty of wide flat walkable path along the waterfront with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 917simond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Napier why not take in the sights by doing a seaside walk. Napier is known as the Art Deco capital of New Zealand and the coastal walk will take you past many buildings designed along AD lines. Keep a eye out for vintage...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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10 November 2018|
Response from leoniehastings | Reviewed this property |
Not beach glass that I know of
13 February 2018|
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Response from MaxTugger | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. It’s about 10 minutes to walk to town centre or you can walk the other direction and walk to Ahuriri beach front, for cafes, and bars.
11 April 2016|
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yes you can rent bikes to ride all over Napier there are website such as Bike Hire Napier