Travel Blogs from Napier, New Zealand

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Art Deco City, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Art Deco City

A travel blog entry by polaw

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Hello from Sunny Napier Alright, so this is supposed to be the art-deco capital of the world because there was a huge earthquake here in the 30's and it all got rebuilt then so everything is in this cheesy 30's "chicago" (the movie/musical) style and ...

Blakes, Wine, Te Mata & Art Deco, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Blakes, Wine, Te Mata & Art Deco

A travel blog entry by jimrob

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... jitterbug on the paved area just below.  Just so much to see, so if anyone is going to visit New Zealand they must time their visit to Napier for this annual event. Sunday evening was another Blake bbq, and this time Neil's sister, her husband and 3 ...

Art Deco Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Art Deco Napier

A travel blog entry by tripofalifetime

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Napier was my next stop after Wellington. We had just one night in the Art Deco town which gave us enough time to see the place. On our first afternoon we played mini golf even though I got a hole in one, Ryan still beat me :( The challenge was fun at ...

Test entry, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Test entry

A travel blog entry by hans-jenny

Hi folks, this is just a test to see how it works and to tell you that we are well advanced in our preparations for this trip: we have had nealy all our vaccinations and got precriptions for anti-malaria tablets and other essentials. I made up a zipped ...

Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by tom_sarah

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A home from home!, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

A home from home!

A travel blog entry by pughnell

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The rain didn't let up as we pulled into a rain soaked Napier - situated in SUNNY Hawke's Bay! Thankfully Paul was there to meet us with his Toyota buddy and we made the short drive to their comfy abode. We are so grateful that they could put us up ...

October 28 - Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

October 28 - Napier

A travel blog entry by gorkel

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... pick up some beer and snacks and headed back to the hostel.  We met some really cool people who were from France, Korea, England, New Zealand, and the US.  The two guys who were from the US I met a few days earlier at another hostel in ...

Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by lweinreich

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Napier is known as an Art Deco style town due to a massive 7.9 Richter earthquake in the 1930s and a following fire that destroyed the town.  It was then rebuilt in Art Deco style.  It has more shopping for a town this size, however it is not ...

Chilled to the bone, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Chilled to the bone

A travel blog entry by beccamike

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Napier is the world's number one capital of art deco. A fine accolade if ever there were one. Feeling that we should learn what this was, and view its existence in the town, we purchased a self guided tour map and set off on a parade around the town, both ...

New Zealand Madness Part 2!, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand Madness Part 2!

A travel blog entry by cazness

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... to the experience. 4th January was Quad Biking after a well deserved lie in (something that hasnt happened very often in New Zealand) Ness was a little scared at first as the quads are somewhat different to driving around in a 1.1 litre peugeot! ...

Napier – Sturm, Strand und Silvester, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier – Sturm, Strand und Silvester

A travel blog entry by schabby

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... den Bluff Hill Lookout, der Weg hat sich zwischen schönen Villen mit richtig tollen Gärten geschlängelt. Von oben hat man Napier, Cape Kidnapper, Pazifik, Port of Napier und Hawke’s Bay bis Gisborne rauf gesehen – ganz ordentlich! Und die ...

Wellington to Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Wellington to Napier

A travel blog entry by christina_sam

... sober people who stayed on the bus throughout the tour. Needless to say we were part of the happy bunch :). Once arriving in Napier we booked ourselves into Archie's and cooked sausage and chili mash for 5 people, nice meal. We then spent the evening ...

Wallys World!, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Wallys World!

A travel blog entry by gemandsam

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... eggyholes and everything was somehow a creation of the devil, eg, The Devils Armpit, Satans Hole etc. Very strange! Arriving in Napier was a bit like going to a film set. In the 30's they had a massive earthquake which ...

Art Deco Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Art Deco Napier

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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... Primark!). Anyway the main reason people come to Napier is to look at all the Art Deco buildings.  Sometime in the 30s I think Napier was hit by a really strong earthquake so all the town centre was rebuilt in the art deco style of the day, its ...

Road Trip - Rotorua - 'Gravel Road' - Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip - Rotorua - 'Gravel Road' - Napier

A travel blog entry by joeash2008

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... , we came out and it turns out that was one of the 3 roads in NZ that rental cars aren't allowed drive, so oops!!! Anyways, Napier was a lovely relaxing normal drive from then on, we stopped in Napier and had a wee look around but then headed back on to ...

Huka Falls, Lake Taupo and Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Huka Falls, Lake Taupo and Napier

A travel blog entry by lizandivan

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Travelling down from Matamata to Napier we passed through some dramatic scenery and huge timber forests. We stopped off at Huka Falls to take thrilling ride on a jet boat and a very "up close" view of the falls - it was fab!! We had a meaner around lake ...

Hawke's Bay, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Hawke's Bay

A travel blog entry by tomandamanda

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... head, nor is it as completely stigmatizing as the large pointy hairdo's popular with punk bands like Rancid. After a bit more of Napier we drove south to Havelock North, and up to Mt. Tama Scenic Reserve.  The first part of our walk was ...

Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by babyt

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... . We went out later and had a really good night in the bars at the harbour. There aren't that many places to go out in Napier so you can imagine the characters that were out that night - Gerard seemed to attract them!! We spent the next day just relaxing. ...

Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by silverlining

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Feeling hot hot hot, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Feeling hot hot hot

A travel blog entry by lauracollett88

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... my last pair of socks and I didn't have a chance to do any washing at hot water beach even though it's a top ten stay in New Zealand?? The next days walking would be interesting with my smelly socks ahh well good luck whoever sits next to me on the bus : ...

Napier 3, Napier , New Zealand travel blog

Napier 3

A travel blog entry by davidmeilinger

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... so gut wie taeglich was tolles. aber ich muss auch zugeben dass ned alles glatt laeuft. letztes wochenende war hier in napier der cricketklassiker simbabwe gegen neuseeland zu sehen. konnte aber nicht hingehen weil ich arbeiten war. aergerlich is des ...

Hanging out in Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Hanging out in Hawkes Bay

A travel blog entry by zolab

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... the mountain. And there were lots of other people who were mountain biking off cliffs and rocks - it looked pretty risky and dangerous! New Zealand people like to take chances, I think! I am ready for Dad to get back and looking forward to our last ...

Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by ronnied

Just a ...

Napier - 17 February 2013, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier - 17 February 2013

A travel blog entry by jilliancarr

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... !  Joking apart the ship is now speeding along at around 20 to 22 knots per hour which is a lot better than before. Our visit to Napier was brief, arriving 1.00 pm and leaving at 7.00 pm, but of course dinner was 6.30 pm so we had to be on board for ...

Earthquake City, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Earthquake City

A travel blog entry by cynandjim

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... few local wines, so we imbided a few tinctures and set off through the windy roads and fortunately completely empty roads of New Zealand. We passed several important Maori burial sites, but opted instead to visit the place with the world's longest name. ...

A spasso con bacco, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

A spasso con bacco

A travel blog entry by baldolino

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... volte la gente si fosse nascosta. Nessuno. Vado in ostello. Leggo. Nanna. Oggi, giornata rilassante. Passeggio per le strade. Napier e' una citta' affascinante. Nel 1931 subi' la totale distruzione ad opera di un terremoto e di un conseguente incendio. I ...

Oooh an adventure, Wellington - Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Oooh an adventure

A travel blog entry by halfeatenapple

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Hello everyone well i arrived in fiji today and finally get some sunshine but it's still warmer where you guys are, back home which just isn't fair! i'm gonna speed through what i did NZ cos i'm really behind on this pod and i wanna get it ...

Day 23 A Cheap Day, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Day 23 A Cheap Day

A travel blog entry by roamed

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Today we drove to Napier. On the way we stopped at Huka Falls and Taupo. Napier was destroyed by a 7.8 earthquake in 1931. After that it was rebuilt within 2 years as a modern city. The major style of the buildings were Art Deco although there are some ...

Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by em_n_abs

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Napier, Napier, New Zealand travel blog

Napier

A travel blog entry by danielandrachel

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... Telegraph building. You can do guided walks or tours in a 1930's car and each February they have a 30s festival. We left Napier and travelled up the rugged east coast via the Pacific Coast highway (lots more windy roads) stopping in the one house town ...

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