New Zealand’s art deco capital in the coastal Hawke’s Bay wine region is like no other destination in the Southern Hemisphere.
The port city of Napier was almost completely rebuilt after an earthquake in the 1930s and the distinct architecture of that time defined the city’s future outlook. The annual art deco festival is a great time to visit. Marine Parade, with its parklands, sculptures and aquarium, is one big family playground. Cool cafés, exotic restaurants and street art have transformed the former docks. Ride a tandem along the Hawke’s Bay winery trail for a laugh.