Travel Blogs from Napier, New Zealand

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I'm gonna eat you little fishy, Waikaremoana, New Zealand travel blog

I'm gonna eat you little fishy

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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After a long, windy and very dusty drive we reached Lake Waikaremoana. This has to be one of the more remote areas of the North Island, but the stunning scenery was well worth the journey. We packed the camping gear and set off on a four day tramp around ...

Wine and whine makes it all fine, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Wine and whine makes it all fine

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... !) we drive along the sea front next to the grey volcanic beach. We make the brilliant choice to go into the national aquarium of New Zealand. There are plenty of fish in here, but the highlight is definitely our first sight of a kiwi, which we wait for ...

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men..., Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... little peckish and the breeze was getting up a bit and so we stopped for lunch. We had driven through Napier, the art deco town of New Zealand and briefly enjoyed its colour before continuing down the coast. Even slight detours weren't bothering me as ...

Napier..., Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... positive things to say about it and recommended a cool hostel to stay in. I'm looking forward to settling down now. I have been in New Zealand almost a month now and I have already nearly completed a round trip of the North Island! I am glad that I ...

Wine (and beer) tasting in Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Wine (and beer) tasting in Napier

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... or cold in the car. So plans were put on hold for the wineries, and we went off to Cape Kidnappers instead - a place outside of Napier where loads of gannets live. We didn't get to walk all the way up to there because of the low tide, so just chilled ...

2$ for 3 pints? Uhhhh yeah, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

2$ for 3 pints? Uhhhh yeah

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... of New Zealands famous breweries, Tui. We had a nice lunch stop here and came across the best deal we have found so far in New Zealand. 3 delicious beers for 2$. So needless to say a few of us were 6 deep by the time we left after an hour and that ...

Leaving Lake Waikaremoana, Glenview Farm Hostel, Napier, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Leaving Lake Waikaremoana

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... Napier. We had all thoroughly enjoyed the tramp around Lake Waikaremoana. There was no question about why this was one of the Great New Zealand Walks. Now that we had been hiking for three and a half days, our packs felt pretty light on our backs, ...

Happy Birthday To Ewe, Kapiti Coast/Napier/Gisborne, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Birthday To Ewe

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... kind of rousing, inspirational fare . . . then again so does Mark Thatcher. We spent the special morning ambling through Napier's tackily historic streets on a self-guided walk courtesy of our Dorling Kindersley guidebook . . . and soon got bored, so ...

Exploring North Island east-side, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring North Island east-side

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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After Napier was destroyed in an eathqake, the locals embraced art deco to create New Zealand's art deco city. Putting aside images of New York's deco skyscrapers, Napier is a pretty town with some beautifully painted buildings, including a very ...

The heart of Art Deco, Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

The heart of Art Deco, Napier

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... we just missed the party. Napier has an Art Deco trust which also hosts guided walks on an Art Deco trail through Napier. Centurion Backpackers, our accommodation while in Napier, was previously the Centurion Hotel and is one of the buildings on the Art ...

Meeting Up With Old Friends From Istanbul, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Meeting Up With Old Friends From Istanbul

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... , the hills eased up, and we started to make more progress after our first stop. We saw that there were two routes into Napier and took the one which followed a railway line, assuming it would be flatter. As usual when facing a long day, Mikey organised ...

Getting all art deco, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Getting all art deco

A travel blog entry by vicki

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... the north island that I'd missed, I hired a car with a friend, and set off to tick those other boxes. First stop was Napier, on the east coast, a town famous for its incredible art deco architecture. The entire city was razed to the ground in 1931 as ...

Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We had heard good things about Napier from a few people so we decided to stop here to break up the journey between Rotorua and Wellington. The town was reduced to rubble in the 30's after an earthquake so the city was rebuilt with earthquake ...

Getting ready, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Getting ready

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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Well we have 4 days to go and there has been a lot of packing today. We are busy researching Motorhomes to buy in Vancouver and studying the travel guides to decide where we will travel first - is it skiiing or head south for warmer weather?? ...

Bank Holiday in Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Bank Holiday in Napier

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... it the Art Deco capital of the world and it has maintained its look until this day. Graeme also took us around a side of Napier tourists certainly don't get to see.  His son is a boat builder and it was absolutely brilliant to check out the ...

Art Deco, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Art Deco

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... hectares of waterfront. Back in the car it's stinking hot, so we duck into the new National Aquarium of New Zealand, a wonderfully designed (and air-conditioned) piece of architecture. Re-emerging at 4pm, it's still damn hot, but we decide to continue ...

Departure from NZ, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Departure from NZ

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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Well we finally got to the HB airport on time - with 4 rather heavy bags (and even heavier carryon luggage). We had a lovely send-off fom family and friends. The AirNZ flight ...

Solstice Fire Festival - perhaps not!, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Solstice Fire Festival - perhaps not!

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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We decided at the last minute to go to Napier, because we had heard about the Summer Solstice Festival to be held on 18th June, and with free entry we were sold. However, once again the weather conspired against us. It was fine when we left Wellington but ...

Under Tangerine Skies, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Under Tangerine Skies

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... and we spent much of the early evening circling around looking for any kind of dimly lit hovel with a vacancy sign. Napier's colourfully rendered township partners a promenade which stretches for miles along the sea front, and as we hummed along on ...

Horses and opossums, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Horses and opossums

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Emma finally gets her horse-fix on a sheep and cattle station near the coast. Our valiant effort to reach Napier yesterday ended here last night, 30km north of the city. Despite arriving late and unannounced, the owner rustled up a guide for us, so this ...

A little later the same evening, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

A little later the same evening

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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Well - here I am again after learning a little more about how this software works. Caroline has asked me to add a few "more recent" pictures for your watching pleasure - so here they ...

Holly's preparation for departure, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Holly's preparation for departure

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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Whatz up people!!!! i am soooooooo excited i mean would you be? one more day of school then the weekend and on sunday we are outta here!!!! my room is all packed up and ready to go-just my bag and things im taking are in a heap on the floor:] im not ...

Winery and Te Mata hill near Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Winery and Te Mata hill near Napier

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... As for the rest of us... trying to figure out what comes next. Corinne 21 Février, Vignoble et Mont Te Mata près de Napier Comme d'année en année, les pluies sont devenues plus fortes et ont menacé d’avoir la maison les pieds dans l’eau, ...

Art deco by the sea, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Art deco by the sea

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... , but everyone I met back in Taupo said it was really nice and worth a stop, so I jumped on the InterCity yesterday to have a look. Napier is on the east coast of the North Island, on the ocean, and it's a town of about 60,000 people or so. What is ...

Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by lauraandrich

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We arrived in Napier at lunchtime from Taupo. Its an area known for its nice walks but with the weather closing in we quickly saw that there isn't much to do there in bad weather in the Winter. We didnt mind as we were only using the area as a stop over ...

Preparations for the trip, 175 Kennedy Road Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Preparations for the trip

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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It took such a long time to put this trip together.   In the 12 months between losing my full-time job and retirement at the age of 65, I did what I could to reduce my living costs to enable me to survive on first the unemployment benefit and ...

Art Deco, Wine & Coastal Drives, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Art Deco, Wine & Coastal Drives

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... – some more natural hot pools before heading on to Gisbourne.  Gisbourne seemed to be the same as every other New Zealand town.  They’re not particularly pretty, a main street of shops with covered walkways but the ...

Art Deco, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Art Deco

A travel blog entry by whereiscliffy

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We arrived in Napier in the early afternoon. Due to an earthquake in the 1930s this city had to be rebuilt and is now referred to as "The Art Deco capital of the world". Not much to report on here, it was just an overnight stop before heading towards ...

Mini-golf, art deco and a movie, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Mini-golf, art deco and a movie

A travel blog entry by awehrbar

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... the earthquake of 1931--Toad Hall.  We then set out to explore the city, which after the 1931 earthquake, rebuilt itself into New Zealand's premiere art deco city. After buying some CDs for the long drive, we went to examine the "black" beach that ...

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