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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

How much does it cost to travel to Napier?

You should plan to spend around $174 (NZ$281) per day on your vacation in Napier. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $38 (NZ$61) on meals
  • $31 (NZ$50) on local transportation
  • $210 (NZ$340) on hotels

A one week trip to Napier for two people costs, on average, $2,434 (NZ$3,933). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $174
    NZ$281
  • One Week Per person
    $1,217
    NZ$1,966
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,434
    NZ$3,933
  • One Month Per person
    $5,216
    NZ$8,427
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,434
    NZ$3,933
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $4,868
    NZ$7,865
  • One Month For a couple
    $10,432
    NZ$16,854
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Napier cost?

A one week trip to Napier usually costs around $1,217 (NZ$1,966) for one person and $2,434 (NZ$3,933) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Napier on average costs around $2,434 (NZ$3,933) for one person and $4,868 (NZ$7,865) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Napier will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Napier on average costs around $5,216 (NZ$8,427) for one person and $10,432 (NZ$16,854) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Napier has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Napier expensive to visit?

Prices in Napier are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Napier is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in the Pacific for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Napier is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Napier Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Napier?

The average Napier trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Napier travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) NZ$340 ($210)
Local Transportation 1 NZ$50 ($31)
Food 2 NZ$61 ($38)
Entertainment 1 NZ$46 ($28)
Alcohol 2 NZ$14 - 41 ($8 - 25)
Accommodation Budget in Napier
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Napier is $105 (NZ$170). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Napier is $210 (NZ$340). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $105
    NZ$170
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $210
    NZ$340

Hotel Prices in Napier

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Napier based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $124. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Napier
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Napier is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $31 (NZ$50) per person, per day, on local transportation in Napier.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $31
    NZ$50


Flights to Napier
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Rental Cars in Napier
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Food Budget in Napier
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Napier can vary, the average cost of food in Napier is $38 (NZ$61) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Napier should cost around $15 (NZ$25) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Napier is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $38
    NZ$61

What did other people spend on Food in Napier?

Typical prices for Food in Napier are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Napier, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Casural Lunch
    NZ$14


Entertainment Budget in Napier
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Napier typically cost an average of $28 (NZ$46) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $28
    NZ$46

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Napier
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Napier is $170 (NZ$275), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $170
    NZ$275


Alcohol Budget in Napier
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $17 (NZ$27) on alcoholic beverages in Napier per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $17
    NZ$27

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Napier?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Napier are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Napier, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Wine
    NZ$20


Napier On a Budget
Napier Outside of Napier, New Zealand
Napier is city on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is part of the Hawke's Bay Region, a famous area for wine vineyards. Napier has a population of 61,000 people and is known for its Art Deco architecture and of course, wine.
Sights
The National Aquarium of New Zealand is located in Napier, just south of the city center. At the aquarium, you can experience the likes of a true underwater exploration on the "travelator" beneath the Oceanarium. You can see everything from sharks to stingrays and hundreds of fish species in between. Admission is $20 NZD for adults.

Make sure to check out one of the most photographed landmarks in New Zealand, Pania of the Reef. Pania is a mythical Maori figure and she is located just north of the city center.

New Zealand's oldest prison is also located in Napier and although it shut down in 1993, you can still tour it during the day (or the night if you are up for the scare). The site was once an insane asylum and is believed to still be haunted.
Neighborhoods
Napier is part of the Hawke's Bay region on the North Island. It was colonized by British settlers in the 19th century and was developed for farming. These days, the climate in this region makes it the ideal place for wine vineyards, which has been vastly developed in recent years.

Other cities in the region are Hastings and Wairoa. Hastings is larger than Napier population-wise and also portrays similar Art Deco architecture that Napier does. Wairoa is the northernmost town in the Hawke's Bay region. This town is the gateway to Te Urewera National Park and often serves as a great place to stock up on supplies before venturing into the park.

Activities
Take an Art Deco tour while visiting Napier. Back in 1931, an earthquake destroyed many buildings in the downtown area of Napier. It was reconstructed in an Art Deco style and has become the Art Deco capital of the world since then. This architecture style is what brings a lot of tourism to the city. You can embark on a self-led tour or take a guided tour. More information on this can be found at the visitor center.

If you are visiting Napier for something other than the architecture, then it is likely you will want to take a food and wine tour. Learn about why the region is ideal for wine making, taste the world-renowned wine, and pair it with some delicious cheese throughout.

Just thirty minutes south of Napier are the beaches of Waimarama and Ocean Beach. These beaches are perfect for surfing, fishing, or just walking along the golden sand.
Food and Dining
Inside the Masonic Hotel is the Emporium Eatery and Bar, where you can order gourmet food, local wine, and delicious desserts. The hotel represents the Art Deco style architecture as well, which really adds to the full Napier experience. The Puketapu restaurant and bar is a great place to stop if you are cycling on the Hawke's Bay bike tracks. It is an award winning country pub originally built in the 1800's. MINT Restaurant is another Napier must do. It is housed in one of the very few surviving buildings pre-earthquake. Be sure to try the famous New Zealand greenlip mussels. If you are looking for something other than traditional Kiwi cuisine, try Restaurant Indonesia. The Dutch colonization of Indonesia is very apparent at this restaurant, as the name of the famous dish here is called Rijsttafel (Dutch word for 'rice table').

Transportation
Get to Napier by car, plane, or bus! If you are driving, you will take State Highway 2 as it passes right through the town center. Hawke's Bay Airport is north of Napier if you choose to fly. InterCity buses have daily services that can take you to or from Napier. These routes connect you all over the North Island. See the InterCity website for timetables and fares.

Once in the city, you can access most sights and activities by foot as most things are no more than a fifteen-minute walk apart. There are public buses in Napier, however, they are not very frequent. It is best to have a timetable in advance so you can plan to be there when the bus arrives instead of waiting around until one comes (it will probably be awhile). Of course, you can always call a taxi to get you from point A to point B!


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.