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Unmissable Marine Parade where art deco meets the beach is a must-go destination. The 3 km of walkways and attractions is distinctive and very attractive. Day or night the Norfolk pines thread their way down the parade marking the entrance to Napier’s iconic seafront identity.


  • The National Aquarium of New Zealand
  • Playground, bike track, BaySkate park & mini golf course
  • Revitalised reef garden, mature trees, fountains and swaths of lawn invite visitors to spread out a picnic rug
  • Sunken Gardens in its 1930’s planting style
  • Soundshell Pavilion continues to be a concert venue
  • Pania of the Reef statue forever looking towards the sea
  • Ocean viewing platform for the perfect sunset photo of Te Mata peak and beyond
  • Ocean Spa swimming pool

Marine Parade is a natural drawcard for visitors. The area creates a glorious public space where concerts happen, families hang out and people gravitate. And the best bit, it’s free.

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