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  • With the region growing over 8- percent of New Zealand's Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes; relaxing with a beautiful glass of red is a popular pastime.
  • The award winning National Aquarium of New Zealand is a must visit. Involved in on-going conservation and education programmes; it also offers swimming with the sharks - the only place in the country that does! If you're not keen on that, take a behind the scenes tour. It's fascinating and a great way to get up close to some of the aquariums more friendly individuals.
  • Napier is famous for it's Art Deco Weekend in mid-February which includes fancy dress events, classic cars and jazz. If you've ever wanted to be part of the glitz and glamour of the thirties, Napier is for you!
  • A lot of the Gannet Colony Tours leave from Napier. Usually a half day trip, you'll be taken within meters of the birds - all 25,000 of them! You'll also get to experience the remoteness of the area, named after the kidnapping attempt of one of Captain Cook's crew back in 1769.

Looking for a backpackers or a hostel? Jasons has Napier backpackers & hostel accommodation available including dormitories and bunkrooms with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities; or your own private room with an en suite. Napier accommodation has never been easier to find and book than right here on Jasons.