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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.

Marine Parade top sights

  • 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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