Lisa Rose Motel
377 Kennedy Rd.,, Napier, New Zealand
More about Napier
Sugar Loaf Hill
At the base of Te Mata Peak
Another sad story of a missing lover
Craggy Range Winery
Travel Tips for Napier
A quaint example of housing I found in one of the back streets of Napier.
Normal, all except for the bright splash of colour.
Aussies wouldn't do that, but the Kiwis don't seem to have the qualms we do about mixing multi colours or several colours together, mostly with fairly good results.
PURE NEW ZEALAND
Perhaps you know the advertising slogan: “Pure New Zealand” ??
We think the deviser(s) have been on the so called ‘Gentle Annie Road’ between Napier and Waiouru (near Tongariro National Park). We did drive this mostly gravel road through the inland of New Zealand and we were very impressed of the scenery.
It was so pure, so real, so original.
The road is about 100 km’s long and we didn’t see almost no human beings and no cars at all. Just a couple of farm houses and somewhere along the road thousands of sheep. All the way there are amazing green hills, fantastic river valleys and forests.
Just: PURE NEW ZEALAND !!!
Never expected, but this was one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
The Six Sisters
Among the pre-earthquake survivors are the pillared Public Trust Building, built in 1922, and a lovely row of colourfully-painted colonial houses known as the "six sisters" on Marine Parade. These houses, built by a wealthy businessman for his six daughters, are now home to arts and craft shops and restaurants, some with live music at night.
On the face of it
Loved the museum, especially the facade with the monster climbing over the top (pics 1 & 2), but it was but one of a few oddities scattered around the town, none better than the name Napier Frivolity Minstrels (pic 3). No need to ask if they enjoy themselves.
Art Deco capital of New Zealand
Napier is a small city on the east coast of New Zealand. It is the main centre for the Hawkes Bay Region. The city is famous for its Art Deco architecture, which is a result of a rather tragic event. In February 1931, a massive earthquake hit the Hawkes Bay and destroyed Napier's city centre and the lives of over 200 people. Following the earthquake, the city centre was reconstructed in the fashion of the times and thankfully today the architectural heritage of that time has been preserved, even if it isn't at street level in the main shopping area. Just look up and you will see what Napier has become famous for.
Napier and the wider Hawkes Bay Region has a sunny and dry climate and is a reknown wine growing area. Napier has a number of interesting sights and a relaxed urban feel, that make it well worth a few days on any itinerary.
"Highlights of Napier."
Make sure you do/see the following while in Napier.
1. Stroll along Marine Parade (the picture-perfect seafront avenue in the city).
2. Explore the city centre's art deco streets.
3. Visit the National Aquarium and be enchanted by the sea-turtles.
4. Visit the Napier Museum on Marine Parade.
5. Sit in a street front cafe and sip coffee.