Napier caters for a range of travellers and is best seen by car hire. Much like its neighbour town Hastings, Napier is a city well known for its unique Art Deco architecture. Both cities were damaged by a large earthquake in 1931 and rebuilt in the style popular at the time. Napier was damaged far worse than Hastings, partially due to fires that followed. Part of the modern town was previously under water and rose above sea level by the quake. Many of the streets have retained their original names, and it can be interesting to tour the area in your rental car and see streets names quay or bay, which once lined the shore but are now found inland. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large car hire fleet, so finding a hire car in Napier is both easy and economical.
Popular with locals from New Zealand and foreign tourists alike, it has much to offer. A great way to start the day is driving your hire car along the shore and stopping to enjoy one of the many seaside cafes which have developed great popularity. To learn about the local area's history, check out the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery. Home to many fine examples of art and preserved items, the museum is a great way to learn about the town's story.
For lovers of nature, Napier hosts some great attractions also. Drive your hire car out to Cape Kidnappers, to find the largest mainland colony of Gannets in the world. Here you will see thousands of these seabirds nesting as well as diving into the water from great heights catching fish. A trip to nearby Marineland is also a must for wildlife enthusiasts, being New Zealand's only marine zoo; here you will come face to face with seals, dolphins, penguins and more. The shows at the park involving many of the animals are a must for those travelling with children. Book your next Napier driving holiday online with Auto Europe and save!
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