Ahuriri, Napier is a beachside city set amid the renowned wine-producing region of the Hawke's Bay. Rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake, the city is known for its sunny climate, stunning esplanade lined with Norfolk Pines and extensive Art Deco architecture.
Affectionately known as the ‘Art Deco Capital of the World', Napier is often likened to a 1930s film set, and one of the best ways to enjoy the streetscapes is on a self-guided walk where you can appreciate street after street of stunning and beautifully-restored Art Deco buildings. Napier is home to many fine wineries, fabulous restaurants, bars and cafes. The boutique shops are a must-visit, as is the Sea Walls collection of magnificent murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city. Along the waterfront promenade of Marine Parade, the Pania of the Reef statue, depicting a Maori maiden, is a symbol of the city and The National Aquarium of New Zealand is a world-class attraction.
Napier offers so much to see and do, especially for those seeking the great outdoors. There are walking trails suitable for all abilities, miles of off-road, flat bike tracks, glorious gardens and adrenalin inducing adventures to experience and enjoy.
Hawke’s Bay Airport is a 12-minute drive from the conference venue with Air New Zealand operating daily flights in and out of Hawke's Bay direct from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. There are numerous transport options to and from the airport and a wide range and style of accommodation options in close proximity.