Napier's trademark is its art deco architecture built following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that savaged the city in 1931. Few places in the world have such a broad representation of the art deco style within such a confined space which is why Napier is known as the art deco capital of the world. Every year in February this distinctive period style is celebrated with a fun and frivolous celebration.
There are so many other activities available in Hawke's Bay. Meander along under the norfolk pines of Marine Parade in Napier and discover the Ocean Spa complex, Junior and Pump bike tracks, Sk8Zone, the National Aquarium of New Zealand and many more family friendly activities to partake in.