Local Attractions

Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels is located in Napier suburb called Bay View, just off SH2, 4km north of Napier airport.  It is a lovely beachside township with a great community feel. The Bay View beach is fine shingle & because of the steep slope gets deep quite quickly. This makes for excellent fishing – surf casting or kontiki.  In fact last Labour Weekend (2016) we held a Kontiki Contest which was so successful that we are already working on the next contest.  The beach is generally safe for swimming but depends on the conditions.
We have access to the Rotary Pathways fantastic for walking or cycling with terrific scenery, if you don’t have a bike we have bikes for hire. Bay View has some great local business within walking distance or a short drive from our park definitely worth checking out!

We recommend Crab Farm Winery just across the main road, 2 minutes walk away for it’s cosy atmosphere, tasty cuisine and friendly staff.  They offer lunch and tastings and are open for dinner on Friday nights. The Orchard Store is also a 2 minute walk away, offering fresh fruit and vegetables as well as other locally made products as well as the renowned Rush Munroe’s Ice Cream! Bay View has a small village 1.5km’s north of the park with a 4square, Take Away shop and a pub.

Esk Valley Estate is a couple of km’s north of the village, where you can try and buy some of their award winning wines.

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Napier - Art Deco Capital City

Napier had to be completely rebuilt after it was demolished by the massive 1931 earthquake. The city is now renowned for being the “Art Deco Capital” due to the immense number of buildings with the art deco influence as it was the architecture of the time. Napier is a beautiful city with no obtrusive high rises which makes for spectacular views over the city to Cape Kidnappers from look out points such as Bluff Hill.

Napier’s water front, Marine Parade also features beautiful art deco designs for the community and visitors to enjoy such as the Sound Shell where there are often events / concerts held and the fountains which at the time represented a dawn of a new, modern age.

Twice each year Napier has an Art Deco festival where you will feel like you have travelled back in time. You will see 1930’s clad people, vintage cars, steam train, tea parties in the gardens, dancing at the sound shell and many more great activities.

This wonderful city can be taken in all year round by a walking tour with the Art Deco Trust where you can learn all about the amazing history behind each of the buildings.

Tours go twice daily year round and cost $16 – $21 per adult.

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Cape Kidnappers

The Cape Kidnappers and Ocean Beach Wildlife Reserve is the largest wildlife restoration project in New Zealand. The Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve is managed by the Department of Conservation for the purpose of protecting the gannet nesting sites.

The 13 hectare reserve includes the Saddle and Black Reef gannet colonies. Both are closed to public access, however the Black Reef colony can be viewed from the beach. The Plateau colony is the main place for viewing the nesting gannets where there are also good panoramic views from this elevated headland.

There are spectacular geological cliff formations on the coast to Cape Kidnappers. Talk to the staff at Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels about booking a Gannet Tour.

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Gannet Beach Adventures

Discover the magic of Cape Kidnappers with the experienced guides at Gannet Beach Adventures. You will embark on a 4 hour eco-tour which involves a tractor-trailer ride on their iconic vintage tractors along the rugged coastline to the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers.

You will get extremely close to the majestic gannets in their natural habitat. Learn about the geology of the impressive cliffs that form the Cape & view ancient earthquake fault lines. It is a great experience that the whole family can enjoy!

Tours depart daily from October – April.
Book at Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels when you check in.

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Te Mata Peak

400 metres above sea level Te Mata Peak offers terrific panoramic views to the Rangers & Cape Kidnappers. There are nature trails leading up the Peak, great for hikers & mountain bikers.

There is a wonderful Maori legend behind the rugged peak, often referred to as “the sleeping giant”, of a tribal leader “Te Mata” who died while demonstrating his love for a woman on the opposing tribe by attempting to bite a gap between the coast and the plains so that the people would no longer be separated by them.

Te Mata Peak can be found 25 minutes from Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels out the back of Havelock North.

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Splash Planet

Splash Planet in Hastings City is New Zealands only water based theme park set in 6.5 hectares of attractive park surroundings in Hastings. The park features slides, pools and motorised rides catering for all ages from toddlers to teens to the ‘young at heart’. No matter your age, it’s a fantastic family destination.

Rides & Attractions include: Master Blaster (indoor, heated waterslide), Sky Castle Screamer, Sky Tunnel & Super Cruiser, Never-Ending River, Toddler’s Pool, Pirate Fortress, Bumper Boats, Paddle Steamer, Pirate Ship, Formula Fun Racing Cars, Mini Golf, Jungle Jeeps, Beach Volleyball, Fantasyland Express Train, Indoor Heated Pools and Tiny Town.

address: Grove Road, Hastings. Click here for more information and opening hours

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Wineries

Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's oldest wine region. Mission Estate Winery which was New Zealand's first winery and Church Road Winery (see picture) which was established not long after are located in Taradale, Napier.

The region has over 70 wineries, 40 with cellar doors offering tastings and a la carte dining.

Hawke's Bay has some fantastic Wine Tours on offer or you can do your own leisurely tour by car or cycle around a selection of wineries.

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Farmers Market

Wander at leisure around the market, listening to local music and discovering the diverse range of products grown and produced in Hawke’s Bay – from hand-made cheeses, breads, ice-cream, chocolates and meat products to seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood.

Enjoy hot freshly roasted coffee and a choice of breakfast fare while you take in the live music and the smells of cooking. There is no fresher place to shop for a wide range of local foods.

Sundays: 8:30am-12:30pm
Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds Kenilworth Road, Hastings.

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Rotary Pathways – Walk/Cycle Way

The Rotary Pathways project started in 2002, has been a huge success. There are km’s of pathway connecting Bay View all the way to Havelock North. There are a number of different routes that can be taken and it’s a fun, safe and scenic way to explore Hawke's Bay.

The Northern point of the cycleway can be accessed from Snapper Park and offers a huge stretch of lovely coastal scenery along Bay View, Westshore beaches, Ahuriri and Marine Parade. It’s a nice smooth, flat pathway so is an excellent surface for walking, running or cycling.

Click here to get more info regarding the trails including the trail map.

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Ahuriri

Ahuriri is just a five-minute drive from downtown Napier or from our park. This bustling historic seaside village offers everything from a sandy beach and expansive boardwalk to waterfront cafes and restaurants, galleries, antique treasure houses, boutique stores and thriving businesses. Click here for detailed information regarding Ahuriri.

 

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Hastings & Havelock North

Hastings District includes the city of  Hastings and covers the area from Cape Kidnappers, across the Tuki Tuki Valley and Te Mata Peak to the Heretaunga Plains. It really is the “fruit bowl” of Hawke’s Bay and boasts numerous wineries and foodie options. Hastings is approx a twenty-minute drive from our park.The Northern point of the cycleway can be accessed from Snapper Park and offers a huge stretch of lovely coastal scenery along Bay View, Westshore beaches, Ahuriri and Marine Parade. It’s a nice smooth, flat pathway so is an excellent surface for walking, running or cycling.

Havelock North is a five minute drive east from Hastings City, and approx 20 minutes from Napier, 25 minutes from our park. It offers boutique shopping, a thriving café culture, and scenic views from Te Mata Peak.

What’s on in Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay is a year round events destination offering something for everyone. Come celebrate the best of Art Deco, Food & Wine, Music and Sports events, to name a few. Use the Events Calander to find what events are on during your visit.

Plan your holiday with us

Hawke's Bay is made up of several areas, each with their own diverse and interesting traits. Located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, Hawke's Bay spans from Mahia in the north through to Porangahau in the south, covering 1.42 million hectares and 350km of Pacific Ocean coastline. The main areas of Hawke's Bay are Northern Hawke's Bay – encompassing Wairoa, Mahia and Lake Waikaremoana -Hastings, Havelock North, Napier and Central Hawke's Bay.

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Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
Address:
10 Gill Road, Bay View, Napier 4104, New Zealand
Phone:
+64 6 8367084
Reservations in New Zealand: 0800 287 275