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Queenstown Segway Tour
"Your Segway adventure begins at Earnslaw Park in central Queenstown where you'll hop on a shuttle for the short ride to the tour starting point. Meet your guide who will outfit you with a helmet and your Segway. In a quiet area spend a little time learning how to operate the Segway by practicing the easy controls for steering and powering. Most people feel comfortable within a few minutes. When you’re ready set off with your guide to explore Queenstown. Glide to a scenic spot by Lake Wakatipu where your guide can snap photos of you with your camera. You have your choice of a 1-hour tour along the bay or 2-hour tour that takes in more terrain. 1-hour tour: Put your Segway skills to the test with a spin around Queenstown Bay. Marine Parade and the Queenstown Gardens. The 1-hour tour is a great way to find out how much fun it is to ride a Segway while getting a basic overview of Queenstown and its beautiful surroundings.2-hour tour:Take in the specta
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Local Guided Biking Tour of Napier
"Discover Napier City and its surroundings on a fascinating 2-hour bike tour.Starting at the base shop on Napier's Marine Parade you will be fitted your bike. Comfortable cruiser bikes with helmets are provided. A choice of shapes and sizes are available. After you have your bike and all the equipment set out for your biking adventure. You visit the Art Deco building downtown and enjoy the wonderful Seawalls street art. The tour heads back around the coast on the Hawke's Bay Trail to the small seaside settlement of Ahuriri with its cafes and boutique shops. Cycle on around the inner harbour and the Ahuriri estuary. Our guide will outline the history the culture and the wildlife.The tour will be guided by a knowledgeable local. You can expect to ride approximately 12kms on an easy flat trail with no hills ensuring that this tour will suit most riders."""
From NZD59.00
 
Milford Sound Cruise and Optional Coach Tour
"If you choose the coach tour option the trip to Milford Sound is a 4-hour drive from Queenstown and a 2-hour drive from Te Anau. After pickup journey through the pristine mountain landscapes of Fiordland National Park. Encounter beautiful scenery; enjoy plenty of photo stops; and listen to your guide’s interesting and informative narration. Marvel at the Avenue of Disappearing Mountain an optical illusion where the mountains appear to sink into the surrounding beech forest. Crossing the halfway point between the equator and the South Pole see stunning views over Hollyford Valley and the Darran Mountains before entering the Homer Tunnel and descending into lush rainforest canyons. You will also see majestic views of Mt Tutoko the highest and most glaciated peak in Fiordland National Park.Arrive at Milford Sound one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. If you choose the cruise-only option
From NZD45.00

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Marine Parade

Marine Parade is worth the walk down and back again. Lots of gardens, fountains, memorials and scullptures line both sides. Oh, and of course there's the goregeous blue sea also!My favourite statue is...
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TomorrowsAngel
Mar 31, 2004

Walking the walk

From the tourist information centre you can procure a book that guides you around the significant architecture.Highlights of the walk include St John's Cathedral, with 13 contemporary stained glass...
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iandsmith
Sep 23, 2007

The 6 sisters

The Six Sisters is the name given to a group of 6 brightly coloured wooden 2 storey buildings on Marine Parade. Each one is something different - one is a gift/art gallery/boutique, another is a...
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Kate-Me
Mar 21, 2004

MARINE PARADE

Marine Parade, as the name suggests, runs along the sea front. The area is very nice. The fountain here, we only saw in the day time, but at night it is lit, I think in different colours. THE NEW...
balhannah
Feb 02, 2010

Stroll along Marine Parade.

Marine Parade is Napier's premier avenue. On the seaward side of the road are the sunken gardens with a delightful fountain (that is well lit at night), flower beds, a beautiful green lawn, the...
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worldkiwi
Apr 04, 2006

By the seashore

The story of these gardens begins with the need to keep the sea from running down into the town. In 1887-88 a new permanent sea wall was built to replace an unsatisfactory wooden one. The 'new' wall...
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iandsmith
Sep 23, 2007

Rise of the New Millennium’s First Sun

Though Napier is not the first city to see the morning sun (see: East Cape's Gisborne) it is one of the earliest and the art work in the picture captures the location of the site of the first in this...
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djramey
Jan 17, 2004

An evening stroll on Marine Parade.

Marine Parade isn't only a nice place to stroll in the daytime. At night the fountain, sound shell and buildings on the landward side of the road are brilliantly lit up. This is the A & B Building...
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worldkiwi
Apr 08, 2006

National Aquarium

Not just fish & sharks...there's also a Tuatara enclosure (but we didn't see anything as it was being gardened) We got to see some of the sharks being fed by divers in their fibreglass tunnel,...
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Kate-Me
Dec 03, 2009

Hidden treasures

Marine Parade's park can occupy you for some time if you care to take the time.There are lots of the bleeding obvious and, tucked away in quiet corners, the not-so-obvious such as this waterwheel and...
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iandsmith
Sep 22, 2007

Marine Parade

Marine Parade is the long boulevard style road that runs along between the foreshore of the beach and the town area. The street is lined with trees and can be a pleasant place to stroll along. The...
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kiwigal_1
Apr 18, 2006

Spirit of Napier

Situated on Napier's Marine Parade, this sculpture by Frank Szirmaw represents the confidence of the city in the years immediately following the devastating l931 earthquake.
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joanj
May 04, 2005
 
 
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"Napier, Art Deco architecture capital of the world"
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Things to Do Near Marine Parade

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Cape Kidnappers.

There are a lot of coastal wineries next to Cape Kidnappers, Elephant Hill, Clearview, Te Awanga Estate, and Beach House Winery. There's a good range from modest to not so, we had a fantastic day...
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Hawkes Bay

If you are in Napier you will surely visit the twin city of Hastings, and 30 kms further south, near Havelock North, is a spectacular place that you should absolutely not miss: Drive up the slopes to...
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Te Mata Peak

From Napier, head to Hastings, then Havelock North, and follow the signs to Te Mata Peak, about 30k's. The Peak, is 400 metres above sea level, and was named after a Maori Chief Ta Mata O Rongokako,...
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