Napier is a city in New Zealand with a seaport, situated in Hawke's Bay on North Island's eastern coast. In June 2015 the population of Napier was about 61,500. City's land area is 106 km2 (41 ml2). 18 km south of it is the inland Hastings city. The two neighbouring cities are called "The Twin Cities" or "The Bay Cities" of New Zealand. The total population of Napier-Hastings Urban Area is around 129,700 inhabitants, which makes it the 5th-largest urban area in NZ, closely followed by Tauranga (with 130,800), and Dunedin (with 117,400), as well as trailing Hamilton Urban Area (224,000 people).
Napier is situated about 320 km northeast of the capital Wellington. It has a smaller population than neighbouring city of Hastings (with 68,200 inhabitants) but is seen as the major centre due to its closer distance to both the main airport and the seaport that service Hawke's Bay.
Napier is the nexus of the biggest wool centre in the world's Southern Hemisphere. It features the primary export seaport for northeastern NZ, which is the major producer of stone fruit, apples and pears in New Zealand. The city has also become a grape and wine production area of great importance, with the grapes grown around Napier and Hastings being sent through the Napier port for export. Large amounts of frozen meat, wood pulp, sheep's wool and timber also pass through the port annually for export. Smaller amounts are shipped via road and railway to the metropolitan areas of New Zealand itself, like Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.
Napier is a renowned tourist city, with a concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, which was built after much of the town was razed in Hawke's Bay earthquake (1931). It also has one of the country's most photographed tourist attractions, a statue on Marine Parade named Pania of the Reef.
Thousands of tourists flock every February to Napier for Tremains Art Deco Weekend, a celebration of its Art Deco history. Other notable events attracting outsiders to the region include F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic events, as well as the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate & Winery in Taradale's suburbs.
Highlights: Art Deco & Spanish Mission architecture, Cape Kidnappers, Hastings
The Napier cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Napier, New Zealand.
If you lose the Napier location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Napier cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Napier, New Zealand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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