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Napier City

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  • Day137

    Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans

    September 15 in New Zealand

    Dass das Leben auf unserem blauen Planeten im Ozean begann und das alle Ökosysteme dieser Welt vom geschehen im Meer abhängig ist, sollte bekannt sein. Wievielen Mensche aber bewusst ist, wie untermütlich die Menschheit daran arbeitet, die Wiege des Lebens zu zerstören, sei es durch den Klimawandel und die drauß folgende übersäuerung der Meere oder durch die Massen an Plastikmüll, die jedes Jahr im Meer landen, ist fraglich. Zum Glück gibt es immer wieder Menschen, die uns das in Erinnerung rufen.

    In Napier haben sich diverse Künstle zusammen getan, um mit Graffitis ein Zeichen für den erhalt des Ozeans zu stetzen. Die Self-Guided-Tour zu den Graffitis, welche im i-Site Visitor Center als Broschüre zu bekommen ist, kann ich jedem ganz klar empfehlen. Für mich das Highlight in Napier.
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  • Day137

    Napier

    September 15 in New Zealand

    Napier ist eine mittelgroße Stadt mit vielen Häusern im 30er Jahre Stile und vielen "Artdeco" Läden. Die kleineren Parks und die Strandpromenade sind durchaus einladend. Nach einem schweren Erdbeben 1931 wurde die Stadt zum großen Teil im beliebten Architekturstile der Epoche wieder errichtet und hat sich bis heute mit den netten Fassaden den Charm der Zeit bewahrt. Und natürlich ist der letzte Satz nicht aus dem Reiseführer abgeschrieben, wie kommt ihr denn darauf? :DRead more

  • Day57

    Napier

    November 2, 2016 in New Zealand

    We hed a great few days aside Sheila and Mike in Napier. Dey took wis on a tour o Hawkes Bay, went various plice including view points, a market and much more. We visited numerous winerys and learnt a lot more aboot wine dan just pouring it and drinking😂 🍇🍷. We enjoyed meeting some o da family and da hom cooking- YUM. Finally we went ta dir neighbour Jack's ta watch da All Blacks play Ireland, All Blacks lost ta Ireland fur da first time ever... we said we most o been bad luck. 🏈
    We can't thank dem enough, see you nixt July 😉x
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  • Day95

    Cape Kidnappers & Napier

    December 8, 2017 in New Zealand

    We maakten de langste strandwandeling ooit om een kolonie Gannets (vertaling: Jan-van-gent) te bezoeken. Gelukkig werden we weer getrakteerd op zalige uitzichten en ook de vogels zelf bleken interessanter dan we dachten. Zo kunnen ze tot 30m diep duiken! In Napier huurden we enkele fietsen om de omliggende wijngaarden te verkennen. Een tasting kon uiteraard niet ontbreken ;).

  • Day153

    Napier - Sharyn's Home

    June 2, 2017 in New Zealand

    Und dann weiter nach Napier, unsere heutige Endstation nach über 400 Kilometern Autofahrt.

    Wir wollten eigentlich noch eine Weinverkostung bei einem Weingut in der Nähe machen, aber leider schließen alle Geschäfte und so auch Weingüter um 17 Uhr. Wir kamen beim Weingut "Mission" 16:45 Uhr an. Eine freundliche Mitarbeiterin machte uns auf die Öffnungszeiten aufmerksam und dass leider heute keine Verkostungen mehr stattfinden. Aber sie könne uns anbieten 4 der Weine mal zu probieren. Für Umme! Wir waren etwas sprachlos, willigten aber natürlich sofort ein. So bekam jeder von uns 2 weiße und 2 rote Weine des Weingutes zur Probe, die wir uns sogar aussuchen konnten. Dazu erklärte uns die nette Dame noch einiges. Jeder hat seine Gläser brav ausgetrunken und wir haben noch netten Smalltalk gehalten. Eine super fixe Weinprobe für 0 Euro. Was für ein gelungener Tag mal wieder.

    Den Abend genossen wir bei lecker Futter und "What we do in the shadows", einer neuseeländischen Mockumentary als Vorbereitung auf unsere morgige Reise nach Wellington.

    Sharyn's Haus ist super, wir haben einen großen Bereich für uns, ein Pool und sogar Sachen im Kühlschrank. Wieviel Freude kann doch etwas Aufstrich bereiten, wenn man ihn einfach hingestellt bekommt.
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  • Day357

    Around Napier/Hastings

    September 27 in New Zealand

    Wenn ich mir einen Ort in der Nordinsel aussuchen koennte, eine laengere Zeit zu bleiben und zu arbeiten, waere es Napier! Direkt am Strand gelegen, kristallklares Wasser, freundliche Menschen, ruhige, gechillte Atmosphare! Also zukuenftige Backpacker, Napier ist mein Geheimtipp fuer euch. Ich hatte leider keine Zeit, um dort eine Weile zu bleiben. Im Nachhinein denke ich mir, dass ich mir einen Tag Zeit haette nehmen koennen. Zu spaet... Aaaaaaber, ich kann immer wieder kommen :)Read more

  • Day19

    Free camping spot in Napier

    November 25, 2016 in New Zealand

    A beautiful beach view parking area where self contained vehicles are allowed to camp. One of the reasons why we chose this one is because the i-site close by offer $1 showers and after 2 days of no showers, it was much needed.

    Little did we know that the showers close at 4:45pm. We only arrived at 5:30pm so we were kinda forced to make use of our shower in the van.

    We grabbed our trainers and went for a short run to explore, we found a free gym park and did 3 circuits before walking back to the camper for a shower.

    Isabel had a shower and by the time I got in, the campers water supply ran out. It was my own fault as I passed up on two opportunities to fill up earlier today. Oh well the only other logical option was a quick dip in the ocean. Interesting experience to brave the cold water and a specially on a black beach where you can't see what's in the water with you. I will always remember this swim, more than what I can say for most swims in the ocean.

    {Roedolf}

    Ek het vir Roedolf bitter jammer gekry, sy reaksie was skreeusnaaks, maar om in die yskoue see te swem was geensins 'n opsie vir enige verstandige mens nie. In elk geval hardkoppige mense moet maar op die harde manier leer. Ons was by die waterfill stasie (nit once but twice) toe besluit hy, hy is te lui om dit te doen en dit is net 'n 10minute exercise. Ek het voor ons draf ook n herhaaldelik voorgestel om die tenk net gou vol te maak, maar nee pappie. Ek het skoon gekom maar dit was nie juis 5ster toe die water opraak nie. Vet pret veral vir party van ons. #primitief

    {Issy}
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  • Day121

    Day 2 - Napier

    August 1, 2017 in New Zealand

    We started the day with a trip to Napier Prison, built in 1906 and situated on top of a hill behind the town. It's a very small prison, housing around only 40 prisoners and was still a prison up until 1993. Despite the size, there was quite a lot to see and we were given audio sets which told us about each area of the prison (Simon is a huge fan of the audio guides as he doesn't have to stand there and read). We were the only people in there so it was a bit creepy in places, especially walking around the cells.

    After the prison we had a quick walk (and by quick I mean very quick as they are very small) around the Centennial Gardens which were built by the inmates of Napier Prison.

    Napier was completely destroyed after the 1931 earthquake. It was therefore completely rebuilt in the following 2 years in the popular architectural style of the time, Art Deco. The architecture is therefore absolutely gorgeous and reminds me of La La Land. It would therefore be rude not to do an Art Deco tour of the lovely seaside town which kept us busy for the afternoon.

    The tour started with a presentation on Art Deco which was really interesting. We then went for a walk around the town whilst our guide pointed out the zigzags, fountains, sunbursts and ziggurat aesthetics. All of the buildings are painted in lovely pastel colours so everything is so pretty. If you can't already tell, I have completely fallen in love with Napier. In February each year, they hold a Art Deco weekend and everyone dresses up in 1930's attire and you can find vintage cars, vintage games, 30's music and dancing. It sounds amazing! The tour finished up with a short film on the 1931 earthquake where we got to see what Napier looked like before and after.

    Sadly that concludes our time in Napier so we hopped back in the van and made our way to Hastings, a nearby town for the night. And Simon finally got his fish and chips!
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  • Day120

    Napier

    July 31, 2017 in New Zealand

    Yesterday we travelled from Taupo to Napier. It was a long drive and took a good few hours along some very long and winding country roads. It was however a lovely sunny day and the drive took us through lush green forests.

    The following morning we woke up to the sun shining so not wanting to miss out on a beautiful day we decided to hire some bikes. We visited Napier City Bike Hire and picked up Dorothy and Darwin, 2 lovely black mountain bikes. Napier is located within Hawkes Bay, which boasts around 200km of off road cycle trails and the majority of it is flat. We opted for the coastal route which took us from Napier to Clive and through Haumoana and Te Awanga and finishing up in Clifton. It was a lovely ride along the coast with some incredible views. We also cycled through farmland and got to see some baby lambies and calfs and alongside some wineries. It would be amazing to come back in the summer and visit all of the wineries. Before we headed back (and after a slight altercation with a giant rock which came out of nowhere) we stopped for a picnic on the beach which was lush.

    The ride was around 50km in total so we were absolutely pooped come the end. To reward ourselves for our hard work we headed to the fish and chip shop for some dinner. Unfortunately it was shut so we returned to the van with a very disgruntled Simon Thatcher for some tuna pasta instead.
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  • Day20

    Napier East Coast

    November 26, 2016 in New Zealand

    Napier caught me off guard with its beautiful beach and long promenade. I could not resist to go for a little run. It was super windy though.

    The town are filled with cool art deco stuff even along the beach. We explored and enjoyed the beautiful views of bluff hill.

    On our way to Taupo I spotted the local Saturday market & we got fresh cherries, tangerines and asparagus. I am obsessed with the asparagus here ooh sooo crunchy I got a massive bunch for $5. The fresh produce is world class. I can embrace the down to earth lifestyle here. People value the right things, authentic living is not clouded by big fancy cars and material things. They live more because they own less, being outdoors is a priority and a lifestyle.

    The other fabulous thing is how green conscious New Zealanders are. They protect & treasure their natural heritage something the rest of the world can learn from. ( the only other country that impressed me was Canada) . Recycling is the rule and not the exception, a change and habit I want to implement once we are settled again.

    {Issy}
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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