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    Car Hire Napier

    Napier Car HireNapier 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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Napier


    How far is Napier CBD from Napier Airport?

    It takes about 11-minutes, depending on traffic to drive from Napier Airport to Napier CBD.

    When is the best time during the year to visit Napier?

    During the summer months are a great time to visit Napier as you can enjoy bot indoor and outdoor activities freely during December to February.

    How old do I have to be to hire a car in Napier?

    In Napier and New Zealand in general, you must be at least 20 years old to hire a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

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    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Napier

    • Napier to Hastings (21km approx. 30 min)
    • Napier to Palmerston North (178km approx. 2hr 29 min)
    • Napier to Taupo(141km approx. 2hr)
    • Napier to Wairoa(116km approx. 1hr 44 min)

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