Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Napier

The area's wineries and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Napier. Well known for its beaches, local tours and restaurants, this romantic city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like National Aquarium of New Zealand and Bluff Hill Domain Lookout. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Napier

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Napier a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Aquarium of New Zealand (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Marine Parade (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Ocean Spa (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Onekawa Aquatic Centre (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Mission Estate Winery (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Church Road Winery (4.4 mi / 7 km)

Seasonal weather in Napier

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Napier

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Napier is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bluff Hill Domain Lookout (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Napier Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Cape Kidnappers (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Nelson Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Centennial Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Napier Botanical Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Napier

Fly into Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Napier?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 282 house rentals around Napier. From 155 Houses to 50 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Napier is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Napier?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Napier:

  • Bluff Hill: 59 vacation rentals
  • Ahuriri: 48 vacation rentals
  • Hospital Hill: 68 vacation rentals
  • Westshore: 25 vacation rentals
  • Marewa: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Napier?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Napier. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Napier Beach: 293 home rentals
  • Pania of the Reef: 299 home rentals
  • Ahuriri Estuary: 303 home rentals
  • Bluff Hill Domain Lookout: 302 home rentals
  • Church Road Winery: 295 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Napier listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Napier?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 155 Houses in Napier. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Napier include:

  • Cottages: 50 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 38 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 50 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Napier?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 43 vacation homes with pool available in Napier.