Bay View Snapper is a great base from which to explore .
It is only a 10-minute drive to downtown Napier, and close to the park there is heaps to do including fishing, wineries, and cycling the coastal pathway.
There are km's of pathway connecting Bay View all the way to Havelock North. There are a number of different routes that can be taken and it is a fun, safe and scenic way to explore Hawkes Bay.
The northern point of the cycleway can be accessed from Snapper Park and offers a huge stretch of lovely coastal scenary along Bay View, Westshore beaches, Ahuriri and Marine Parade.
It's a nice smooth, flat pathway so is an excellent surface for walking, running or cycling. Or just kick back and relax in a quiet, seaside haven.
In 1931 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 256 (the figures varies according to source) people and changed Napier forever. Napier rebuilt in a grand style. The latest look of the 1930's came to life with Art Deco the design flavour.
Bouncing fun for children Bay View Snapper Holiday Park
Palm trees and Norfolk pines underline the ambience of stripped classical and Spanish Mission buildings.
Every February, Napier hosts an Art Deco Weekend, featuring a vintage car cruise, jazz bands, a bi-plane swoop, balls, dinners, exhibitions and entertainment with a 1930s theme. Dates for Art Deco Weekend 2012 are Feb. 14 to 19.
Numerous events will be held during the Rugby World Cup. For 2011 the Art DecoTrust has moved Bluewater Hotel Deco Decanted Weekend to amalgamate with the Rugby World Cup Events the Trust is holding between mid Sept - mid Oct. More details regarding the dates and events will be available soon on www.artdeconapier.com
Art Deco Trust Walks and Tours in Napier. run several types of tours and an art deco shop.
Art Deco originated in Europe in the early years of the 20th Century, and its heyday was from 1920 to 1940. It became widely known following the great Exposition des Arts Modernes Decoratifs et Industriels, held in Paris in 1925 and from which its name was ultimately derived.
Hawke's Bay is considered one of New Zealand's leading food and wine destinations.
With its Mediterranean climate visitors come to the area to sample vintages from more than 70 wineries, fresh produce at the Farmers Markets, epicurean delights and gourmet experiences at a great variety of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Hawkes Bay is New Zealands oldest wine region. Mission Estate Winery which was New Zealands first winery and Church Road Winery which was established not long after are located in Taradale, Napier. The region has over 70 wineries, 40 with cellar doors offering tastings and a la carte dining.
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Te Whare Tangaroa O Aotearoa
New Zealand's largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife, including sharks, stingrays, living coral, kiwi, tuatara and a huge range of fish species can be seen at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
It is a fun and educational place to visit for all the family. Open 9am-5pm every day of the week (except Christmas Day).
Located in Napier, the National Aquarium is one of the premier Hawke's Bay Tourist Attractions.
The National Aquarium, on Napiers foreshore, stretches like a huge stingray on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. It is designed to be a centre of education, entertainment and cultural experience. No part of New Zealand is more than 130 kilometers from the sea, making marine education and curiosity natural amongst New Zealand's four million population.
Thousands of strange and wonderful creatures live in the National Aquarium of New Zealand.The National Aquarium of New Zealand is involved in many conservation programs, both national and international.
Some are historic while others have only come online since the Aquarium was opened early in 2002. National Aquarium visitors see many rare species. Swim with the sharks in Napier it is the only place in New Zealand where this experience is available. It is not necessary to be a qualified diver and the activity is fully supervised.
At 10am everyday at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in the Pania Reef tank Daring Dan the diver takes to the water in a feeding frenzy with his fishy friends.The National Aquarium of New Zealand is in Marine Parade Napier only 10 minutes walk from Napier CBD. http://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/
Napier and Hawks Bay attractions and things to see and do while staying include:
Hot air balloon rides.
Helicopter scenic flights.
Cycling and tramping (hiking).
Napier Aquatic Centre.
Art deco walks and tours.
The Faraday Centre - learn about technology of everyday items.
Napier Municipal Theatre.
National Aquarium of New Zealand.
Ocean Spa- Napiers premier heated pools and health and fitness complex.
Gannet Beach Adventures.
Dive Centre Napier.
Splash Planet NZ's only water based theme park, Hastings (Nov. to Feb.).
Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo.
Wool World at Clifton Station.
Cape Kidnappers Golf Course.
Te Mata Peak for stunning views.
Ocean Beach Wildlife Reserve
Sunday Farmers Market Hawkes Bay Showgrounds.
Editors Note: GoSee thanks Fergus Brown CEO of Holiday Accommodation Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) for providing the basis of this free Information Article for the benefit of GoSeers.
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The fishing is good Bay View Snapper Holiday Park