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Napier & Hastings

New Zealand’s Art Deco City

Napier and Hastings are the twin cities which form the heart of the Hawkes Bay region. Napier is the slightly larger city, but both have their unique characteristics and attractions.

Strikingly situated on the sweeping southwest shores Napier, of Hawkes Bay, has a settled and sunny The climate year-round. city was largely destroyed by a major earthquake in 1931 It was rebuilt in the time – art deco and prevalent styles of the Spanish mission architecture in the The distinctive central business district major draw-cards, and is one of the city’s it makes the city unique in New Zealand. It has one of the highest architecture in concentrations of art deco the Brebner Print

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Dannevirke

Another farming hub

East of the North Island, Danneverke for many travellers is a Wairarapa town to stop and rest on the trip from Wellington to Napier & Hastings. The town has a quiet ambiance and of itself is a pleasant place to linger for a day or two.

State highway 2 passes through the main street and if you can find a park, a browse of the local stores can yield surprising rewards for bargain hunters.

Waihi Falls

A not to miss attraction for children and lovers of fantasy is Danneverke’s Fantasy Cave which is filled with characters and scenes from children’s fairy tales including snow white, jack in the

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