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Address: Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
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Lovely walk with nice views

It's a lovely promenade with great views. The first time we went there, the weather wasn't great so couldn't appreciate how nice the place was. The next time we got great sunny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely promenade with great views. The first time we went there, the weather wasn't great so couldn't appreciate how nice the place was. The next time we got great sunny weather and it was awesome. Nice place to relax and enjoy Napier

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a really good promenade with great walking and cycling. There are also plenty of things for the kids to do. The local community really want this to be an important part of the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Napier is a great place to bike so many vineyards to stop in and have a tasting. The gardens along Marine Parade are lovely to sit in at night and have tea or just relax and watch the world go by

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Rotary Club built a walking track along the waterfront that literally goes for miles. It is a well-formed track, made of concrete that follows the beach-front from the entrance to the port at the north to the factory (that produces the steam plume) in the south--it must be 10 kilometers long. This track is one of the main reasons... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I don't know what it is but Marine Parade seems so run down and uninteresting. Nothing to do, covered in rubbish and just a bit dodgy! My family and I did not enjoy it at all, and we all commented that we felt really unsafe there. Perhaps it just isn't for us?

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I liked the spotlessly clean toilets. The path had been recently swept of debris and the gardens were stunning. We felt very relaxed and enjoyed our stroll.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lovely area for a stroll or a cycle. The beach isn't great but crashing waves from the Pacific Ocean on one side the art deco capital of the world on the other. Mini golf, skate park, gardens, i-site along the way. The sort of place you can keep strolling up and down and not get bored.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had not planned to go along in the evening, but found ourselves a little time and headed along. With the quiet of the night the surf sounded lovely in the background, the paths and lawn/garden areas appeared well maintained. We spent some time enjoying the ever changing colours of the fountain, after looking through the windows at the few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great to have a relaxing walk and take in the scenery. The mini golf is fun and there's a great market on Sunday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We rented bikes from Fishbike at the south end of Marine Parade. Lots to choose from, all modern and in good shape. Helmets and lock included in the $10 per hour fee ($40 max). Great way to see the area - lots of bike paths - and visit local wineries.

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