7 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s North Island

Trying to decide where to go on New Zealand’s North Island? I’ve got 7 must-visit places right here! … New Zealand is absolutely filled with beautiful, interesting, cool, fun places to visit. Unfortunately, most of us have a limited time in the country, so you won’t be able to see everything. Trust me, I spent… Continue reading 7 Must-Visit Places on New Zealand’s North Island

Virtual Travel: Artful Details in Napier, New Zealand

Napier, New Zealand is an incredibly visual city. Known as the “Art Deco Capital of the World,” this seaside town is a haven for art and architecture lovers. Napier has one of the highest concentrations of Art Deco and Spanish Mission style buildings in the entire world. Combine that with local art, city-wide murals, outdoor… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Artful Details in Napier, New Zealand

A Guide to Napier, New Zealand

Napier is a small coastal city on the North Island of New Zealand. It’s part of the larger Hawke’s Bay region, along with the city of Hastings. Napier is known for a few things: Art Deco, nature, and wine. After the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake of 1931, the city was largely rebuilt in the Art Deco… Continue reading A Guide to Napier, New Zealand

Sunken Gardens // Napier, NZ

As you walk along Marine Parade in Napier, New Zealand, you’ll see many things: art deco buildings, crashing waves, the National Aquarium, a skate park, and lots of sculptures and  landscape art. One thing you might miss if you’re not looking is the Sunken Gardens. While the gardens aren’t hidden, they are sunken–they are set… Continue reading Sunken Gardens // Napier, NZ

MTG Hawke’s Bay: Museum Theatre Gallery

The MTG (stands for Museum Theatre Gallery) in Napier, New Zealand is Hawke’s Bay cultural museum. It showcases the history of the region through dynamic exhibits, but it also focuses on art and design. The largest and most interesting exhibit at the MTG is all about the disastrous Hawke’s Bay earthquake that hit the area… Continue reading MTG Hawke’s Bay: Museum Theatre Gallery

Art Deco City: Exploring Napier’s Architecture

Napier is a city of just over 60,000 people in Hawke’s Bay, on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Being a coastal town, Napier has all of the tourist draws you would expect: beautiful weather, beach access, scenic views, charming cafes, and that overall relaxed vibe. But what Napier is really known for… Continue reading Art Deco City: Exploring Napier’s Architecture