Boasting 150 vineyards, more than 90 wineries, traditional farmers markets and fabulous fresh produce, it is no surprise that Hawke’s Bay is widely recognized as New Zealand leading wine and food region. Visitors can enjoy al fresco dining at one of the award winning winery restaurants, or embark on a food and wine trail to experience the best of the cellar doors and farm gates.

No visit to Hawke’s Bay is complete without a tour of the Art Deco City of Napier – 20,000 people a year opt to take a guided walk through its unique streets to discover the history of the 1931 earthquake that shaped the region. Scenic highlights include Te Mata Peak and the dramatic Cape Kidnappers, home to the world’s largest mainland gannet colony and one of the top 50 golf courses in the world.


Arrival Port
Port of Napier

Approach Channel Minimum Depth: 12.27 metres

Approach Channel Width: Width entrance channel to port approx. 260 metres

Port Established Maximum Vessel Draft: 12 metres.
Drafts over 11.6 metres require Senior Pilot and/or Port Services Manager approval

Port Established Maximum Vessel Length (LOA): Max vessel LOA handled to date is 317 metres. Vessels greater than 317m LOA will require Marine review first before a berth booking is confirmed.

Shore Gangways:
2 large for up to Panamax LOA (15 metres)
1 smaller, suits vessels less than 180 metres LOA (10 metres)

Tidal Range: 1.45 metres

Distance to the city
1.6km (1.0 miles)


Port of Napier prohibits visitors from walking off the port for safety and security reasons.

You will need to catch the port shuttle to exit the Port of Napier. The shuttle will stop off at the security gates of the Port of Napier and/or at the local Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre.

The port is a 4 minute drive or 15 minute walk to the city.

Taxi Service
Hawke’s Bay Combined Taxis, Freephone 0800 627 437 or +64 6 835 7777.
You may hire a taxi that sits a maximum of 4 passengers for NZD$ 70 per hour.

Public Bus Service
Napier city is easily explored on foot. To explore the outlying areas, take the local bus which will cost no more than NZD $6 one-way.

Take Route 12 for Napier-Hastings, and Route 13 to access Taradale where many of the local wineries are located.

Useful info

ATM machines/ Currency Exchange
ATM machines can be found all around the city centre and currency exchange can be done in banks.

Shopping Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm
Weekends: 10am to 4pm

Nearest Supermarket

Nearest Internet Café

Post Office

Summer: High of 86F (30°C), low of 57F (14°C)
Winter: High of 57F (14°C), low of 41F (5°C)
Average annual rainfall of 850mm and average sunshine of 2200 hours.

Download the Napier cruise map here.


Visitor Information

Hawke’s Bay Official Tourism website
Napier i-SITE, 100 Marine Parade, +64 6 834 1911,

What is Napier known for?
Being the country’s oldest wine-making region, producing 70% of New Zealand’s chardonnay and red wine, art deco architecture, the world’s largest mainland gannet colony, and sunshine!

Attractions & Activities

To learn more about the Hawke’s Bay region, visit

Member Contacts

Art Deco Trust
Contact: Sally Jackson, General Manager

Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Contact: Annie Dundas, General Manager

Napier i-SITE
Contact: Jane Libby, Manager

Nimon and Sons
Contact: Bill Nimon, Managing Director

Port of Napier
Contact: Garth Cowie, Chief Executive