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Shine Falls
#1 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
Amazing spot to disconnect with daily stuff and just dive into nature and a fresh spot with amazing falls view.
It is a little bit of a hike up to get to the falls but totally worth it, the water is refreshing and you can safely go for a quick dip before having lunch and making the down hill back to the car park.
Hawke's Bay Trails
#2 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
The bike trails around Hawkes Bay take advantage of a natural feature (few hills) to let you explore a wonderful profusion of nature (e.g.
Whether you want scenic, distance, coastal, rural or urban, this network has it .Plenty of places to park your car and take to the trails.
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Sunken Gardens
#3 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
The park itself is small but beautiful and ideally located by the sea, making it suitable for either a leisure stroll or an exciting trip with children
It is very relaxing, and due to the sunken nature, it is sheltered from the sea breeze.
Ahuriri Estuary Walk
#4 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
It's a lovely stroll, with plenty of country views and wildlife, the only downside being the one part of the walk past the back end of some factory units and the container park.
Nature meets the commercial on the Southern side with containers stacked on adjacent sites and some new apartments on Humber street - all this added to the variety.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand
#5 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
We last visited this place over 30 years ago when it was the marine park.
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Botanical Gardens
#6 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
Great little park to throw ball with the kids , feed the duck and explore.
It is like a nature haven in the middle of the city!
Clive Square
#7 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
A lovely park area nice seating to sit and relax pretty gardens during the day but wow at night it is worth seeing the light display after day the park takes of a whole new look simply lovely and so romantic
The Square itself is a lovely little park area with water fountain, where you'll see lots of birds and even a duck or 2 sitting on the edge of the water.
Centennial Garden
#8 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
Te Ana and Tangoio Falls tracks
#9 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
This is an easy 15 minute walk to the waterfall from the car park.
again with seating so you can appreciate the nature of the falls.
Waipatiki Beach
#10 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
Anderson Park
#11 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
What an awesome park! Amazing playground, lovely big trees, ducks and geese and a skate park.
Anderson Park is fairly big and the playground area has just been renovated to a very high standard with provision made for children with disabilities.
Waitangi Regional Park
#12 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
If you want a free cultural education then this is a cool little park worth visiting.
Bay Skate
#13 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
Great areas for parents to watch their kids, a really large park and areas for different abilities too which is fantastic!
Just sit in the grand stand and watch, park ya bum on a picnic seat and enjoy lunch, there's something for the whole family.
Pan Pac Eskdale Mountain Bike Park
#14 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
We are very lucky to live in the Hawkes Bay, so we get to spend some time at the Mountain Bike Park, has plenty of trail rides from beginner to experienced you can buy passes at any bike shop.
One of the best parks I've ridden, congrats to club, good range of tracks and well maintained will definitely be back
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Spriggs Park Reserve Playground
#15 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
Tiffen Park
#16 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier
Art Deco guided tours if you want them, we went for a meander street sculptures food antique stores and Tiffen Park beautiful garden.
Te Puia Hut Track and Mangatainoka Hot Springs
#17 of 17 Nature & Parks in Napier