Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Napier

The area's wineries and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Napier. Well known for its beaches, local tours and restaurants, this romantic city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like National Aquarium of New Zealand and Bluff Hill Domain Lookout. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Napier

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Napier a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Aquarium of New Zealand (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Marine Parade (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Ocean Spa (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Onekawa Aquatic Centre (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Mission Estate Winery (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Church Road Winery (4.4 mi / 7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Napier

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Napier

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Napier is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bluff Hill Domain Lookout (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Napier Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Cape Kidnappers (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Nelson Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Centennial Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Napier Botanical Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Napier

Fly into Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Napier?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 251 vacation rentals near Napier. From 133 Houses to 48 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Napier for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Napier?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Napier. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hospital Hill: 60 vacation rentals
  • Bluff Hill: 51 vacation rentals
  • Napier Beach: 273 vacation rentals
  • Ahuriri: 43 vacation rentals
  • Westshore: 22 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Napier! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Napier?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Napier:

  • Havelock North: 237 rentals
  • Taradale: 235 rentals
  • Waimarama: 185 rentals
  • Paki Paki: 153 rentals
  • Longlands: 171 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Napier?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Napier. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Napier Beach: 273 rentals
  • National Tobacco Company Building: 270 rentals
  • Bluff Hill Domain Lookout: 271 rentals
  • Onekawa Aquatic Centre: 274 rentals
  • Mission Estate Winery: 273 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Napier listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.