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Review of Marine Parade

Marine Parade
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USD 62.39*
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Guided Electric Bike Tour of Napier
Ranked #7 of 76 things to do in Napier
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The mix of a sea-side walking/cycling path, play areas, BBQ areas, bike pump track, the National Aquarium of New Zealand, a children's bike track, skate park, new Reef Garden, Sunken Gardens, mini golf, ocean viewing platform and Ocean Spa complex offers something for just about everyone.

And if you need a meal or coffee or something stronger, there are plenty of options on the parade itself, or not far away in the CBD.

The Napier City Council has been doing a lot of work to improve the Marine Parade attractions and to introduce traffic-calming measures on the road. They aim to make it a much more people-friendly area and they are succeeding.

It is a very pleasant area to walk or cycle.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Napier sets the benchmark for tracks along their Marine stunning Parade which is absolutely a credit to the City of Napier. We understand that this was a partnership between the local council and Community groups. No matter, the outcome is outstanding with all and sundry all out walking ,running and cycling and enjoying this parade right next to the beautiful ocean while alongside were many facilities including a large skatepark, areas for picnicking and many play areas for children and cafes, coffee easily accessible. Worth noting that there were many accommodation places available and great for Families and friends all to enjoy these facilities right across the road.
The parade is generously wide allowing walkers, runners and cyclists to move along in safety and delight.
Given that this is free to all who use it, some of the following questions below were hard to answer sensibly, just didn't quite fit in this instance.
Anyway, a big Congratulations Napier, your Marine Parade is a treasure and one for other towns and cities to emulate.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The weather was wonderful when we arrived in Napier mid-March so after a bite to eat we had a healthy walk right along the Marine parade. The paths are wide enough to allow cyclist as well as walkers and runners to move about together in safety. Plenty to see along the beach from the skate board and play areas for kids to the pleasant gardens. Also lots of places to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A beautiful seaside walk along a gorgeous ocean.
Plenty of accommodation catering to all price ranges along this stretch.

Thank Opinions4all
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

great beach for a walk also a bike ride through to the wineries or opposite to Ahurini for the eateries on the wharf

Thank YvonnePapamoa
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