Adam and Katie's great adventure 2017 travel blog

Town centre and quirky art

View from Ta Mata peak

View from bluff lookout

View from the beach to Napier town centre


We arrived in Napier a little town that was completely flattened by an earthquake in 1931 and rebuilt in a beautiful art deco style. The town has not changed at all since it was rebuilt in 1933 which makes it a beautiful little place to wonder around.

We stayed in an Air BnB whose owner Estelle was from Brighton. On our first day Estelle offered to drive us to Te Mata Peak so we could see the breath taking views of the rolling green hills in one direction and the snow peaked mountains in the other. The view on the drive up was unreal and by the time we arrived at the top the clouds blew over for a few minutes giving us a misty view.

Later on we took a stroll around town taking in the variety of colours and quaint buildings. We finished our stroll at Bluff look out admiring a view that can only be compared to Dorset.

That evening Estelle invited us to join her and a few friends for dinner, where we had a delicious Thai yellow curry and got to meet some of her friends who where also from the UK.

Our last stop was a little look around the museum where we got to listen to some surviver stories from the earthquake along with some lovely Maori art work.



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