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Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful waterfront walk! Well thought out design. Pretty flowers, views and interesting statues to look at. I fully recommend going at night too. The fountain puts on a great show. One of my favourite waterfronts in NZ.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time we were in Napier we walked along the boardwalk along Marine Parade, this time we had our bikes, so were able to go further. The boardwalks around Napier are excellent, nice and wide for walkers and cyclists to enjoy. Great views all along...More

Thank wendy1811027
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fab place to visit and go for a lovely walk along the sea front. A must do when visiting Napier.

Thank Carmen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marine Parade is the most stunning place to visit and to walk along the boardwalk with the sea beside you. Napier parade has some beatiful old buildings to look at and interesting attractions for the children to look at and to explore

Thank Lesley2525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great waterfront to walk run skate cycle or just hang out. I did the first two activities and was lucky the weather played nice both days. So much to see and do and if you love the water you'll love Marine Parade too.

Thank NevaBug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked Marine Parade several times during our stay in Napier and each time we found so many positives. In fact the only negative for us was following a patched gang member on a leisurely stroll. Well done Napier, on maintaining and enhancing your waterfront...More

Thank HattieLola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walk along the waterfront with pieces of art and history to enjoy riddled along the path. You can walk for an hour, or just stroll for 15 minutes; either way, it's a nice experience that should not be missed when visiting Napier.

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love all the upgrades that have been done along Marine Parade to make it family friendly. So much to see and do. Love all the playground upgrade and bike tracks and skate tracks as well as the basketball court etc

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to visit my parents they took us to Marine Parade. What a lovely experience were very lucky in a beautiful day. I can see lots of changes from last time we were there. If you go to Napier you can’t miss this.

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Napier is making huge progress with the amenties they are putting in along Marine Parade. Very impressive and clever

Thank ew_wright
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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
11 April 2016|
Response from Ross A |
Yes. Bike hire shop on the main street promenade. Bright yellow signs... can't miss it.