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.More