Napier is a neat city, popular with vacationing New Zealanders because of the pleasant climate and the wonderful beaches.
Napier is known as the Art Deco city, and is maintaining that title these days mainly because of the work of the Art Deco Trust. The buildings in this city have undergone massive reconstruction since the earthquake of 1931 which almost levelled the city. The rapid rebuilding, which occurred in the following few years after the earthquake saw the rise of the Art Deco city, was influenced by the art of that time.
Other tourist attractions include Marineland, the Hawkes Bay Aquarium and a Kiwi House (where you can actually touch a kiwi!).
Napier is also famous for the wide variety of water sports
including water skiing,
windsurfing, kayaking, parasailing etc.