Napier travel guide

Napier Tourism | Napier Guide

You're Going to Love Napier

With a population of 56.787, Napier is a must-see destination in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Napier deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Napier

Napier in June
Estimated hotel price
$155
1 night at 3-star hotel
Napier in June
Estimated hotel price
$155
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Napier in January, when the average temperature is 19 °C, and the highest can go up to 24 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 5 °C, with an average temperature of 9 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 100 mm. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Napier, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Napier

Plane

When flying to Napier, you’ll arrive at Napier Hawkes Bay (NPE), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Napier from Australia departs from Brisbane and takes around 7h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Napier is to pick up a car hire from Wellington, which is about 270 km from Napier. You’ll find branches of Mode Car & Camper Rentals and Apex, among others, in Wellington.

Plane

When flying to Napier, you’ll arrive at Napier Hawkes Bay (NPE), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Napier from Australia departs from Brisbane and takes around 7h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Napier is to pick up a car hire from Wellington, which is about 270 km from Napier. You’ll find branches of Mode Car & Camper Rentals and Apex, among others, in Wellington.

Airports near Napier

Airlines serving Napier

Air Canada
Good (5,613 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (905 reviews)
Air China
Good (29 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (530 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (304 reviews)

Where to stay in Napier

Average rates range from around $199 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $222 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Napier, with prices from $30 to $574 per night. Bluff Hill is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Napier are about 86% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Napier

Most booked hotels in Napier

Portmans Motor Lodge
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$215+
The Crown Hotel Napier
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$229+
Art Deco Masonic Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$145+
Cumberland Court Motel
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$204+
Shoreline Motel
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$158+
Scenic Hotel Te Pania
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$203+

Hiring a car in Napier

Hiring a car in Napier costs $87 per day, on average, or $173 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 22% more expensive than at Napier Hawkes Bay.

Expect to pay $2.71 per litre in Napier (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.50 and $43.33. The most frequently booked car type in Napier is Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Toyota Yaris or similar) is, on average, 47% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Napier costs $87 per day, on average, or $173 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 22% more expensive than at Napier Hawkes Bay.

Expect to pay $2.71 per litre in Napier (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.50 and $43.33. The most frequently booked car type in Napier is Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Toyota Yaris or similar) is, on average, 47% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.