Ahuriri is an exciting year-round destination for locals and tourists alike.
Just five minutes drive from Napier's central business district you can discover an area steeped in history, but with a contemporary edge. New apartments sit alongside tiny old fishermen's cottages, industrial warehouses and woolstores with distinctive saw-tooth rooflines.
Enjoy the area's rich cultural heritage, walk the heritage trail and check out world class examples of Art Deco architecture along the way. You'll discover a unique mix of places where you can buy artwork, indulge in some beauty therapy, buy ingredients for an Italian feast, post a letter and consult a lawyer, an accountant or other professional services now based in Ahuriri.
If you just want to relax, stroll around the estuary and enjoy the birdlife then wander along the seaside boardwalk, taking in the panoramic view of the the Pacific Ocean. Along the way you'll see kids fishing, boats unloading their catch, walkers enjoying the invigorating sea air and plenty of smiling people simply enjoying the area. It doesn't get any better than this!
Hawke's Bay Wine Country Cat
Hawke's Bay Wine Country Marine Assets provides tours within Hawke's bay. Our 3 main tours are: Duck Tours on our amphibious vehical, Cat Cruises - we offer lunch, dinner or short cruises, Bus Winery Tours through Hawke's Bay. We also offer Jet Boat rides for those after something adventurous.
West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
Phone 06 835 2393
Hawke's Bay Sports Fishing Club
Located on Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, the Executive and Management extend a very warm welcome to members, affiliated members and their guests. Visitors are most welcome.
30 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
Phone +64 6 835 8911
Enjoy Ahuriri's rich history with a walk along the waterfront, or check out the Art Deco buildings around Ahuriri. The distinctive saw-tooth roof lines, buildings located right on the street boundary, the subdued colour scheme, and large scale are setting Ahuriri apart from other parts of Napier.
For further information on local walks contact Napier i-site
Phone 0800 VISIT US (0800 84 74 88)
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to wonderful walks in Ahuriri. Stroll along the waterfront boardwalk, take in the local heritage buildings, or enjoy a nature walk around the estuary.
Address For more details on Ahuriri walks contact Napier i-site. Phone 0800 VISIT US (0800 84 74 88)
Lollipops Educare Napier offers a nurturing, learning-rich environment where children develop as life-long learners through their play. Purpose-built, Lollipops Educare Napier is a brand new, state-of-the-centre which has been resourced with the very latest equipment. Children from birth to five years old are welcomed into a child-focused environment where they are respected and cherished.
Ossian Street, Ahuriri, Napier
Phone 06 834 0569
General Listings: Places to eat
Boardwalk Beach Restaurant & Bar
Come relax, eat and drink right on the ocean's edge at our absolute beachside restaurant and bar. We have indoor and outdoor seating, so no matter what the weather you can enjoy the sea's charms. Stop in for a coffee or grab one on the run...we serve Bay Espresso's fabulous award winning 'Garden of Eaten' blend to help curb your coffee fix for the day. Dine with us for a casual brunch, lunch or dinner - our menu will have something that tickles your fancy. Or simply call in for a glass of wine, a cool beer or a tasty cocktail from the bar and enjoy the best seaside view in town.
8 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier
Phone +64 6 834 1168
For the most delicious ice-cream from Rush Munro's, shakes and a wonderful array of cakes and tempting treats. Relax in the sunny courtyard and enjoy a freshly made coffee.
Now open for Breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier
Phone +64 6 835 1111
Hep Set Mooch CafÃ©
Hip cafe located on the Ahuriri Quayside. Choose from a wide selection of freshly made food. Great coffee to sit and chat over - or to go.
58 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
Phone +64 6 833 6332
Japanese Sushi Aozora
The ONLY Japanese Sushi in Hawke's Bay! We are a locally owned family business making traditional Japanese Sushi with a modern taste. Our experienced qualified chef trained for over 15 years at one of the top restaurants in Japan and produces the best quality sushi using only the freshest and best ingredients. We can cater from small individual orders right up to large functions and parties, plus we have a great range of Japanes grocery items as well.
2a/87 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier
Phone +64 6 835 1661
Ahuriri is the perfect place for a picnic by the sea and you can get everything you need at popular Mediterranean foodstore Vetro.
Phone 0800 84 74 88
Ethnic Food in Ahuriri
Ahuriri offers a variety of ethnic food outlets including Master of India and Sri Thai in the heart of the Ahuriri shopping precinct.
A taste of New Zealand Italian in Ahuriri. We have created an Italian style restaurant using fresh pasta and home-made pizza dough, which is made on-site along with tomato pastes, ragouts and some wonderful Italian dishes. We use lots of fresh herbs and nothing comes from a jar or a packet - this is an authentic Chef's restaurant.
46 Bridge Street Ahuriri Napier
Phone +64 6 835 8868
Three Doors Up
An extensive menu of delicious choices. Dine inside or out in the gorgeous sundrenched courtyard.
Open Wenesday to Sunday 10am til late.
3 Waghorne Street Ahuriri Napier
Phone +64 6 834 0835
Brilliantly renovated premises with brand new outdoor patio area. Wonderful array of display delights plus a tempting menu for breakfast, brunch or lunch, why not try their salad bar or their famous custard squares. A gluten free menu is also available. Cafe Ahuriri will also out-cater and there is an Art Deco function room for that special occasion. Open 7 days from 6am.
16 Mahia Street Ahuriri Napier Phone +64 6 834 383
Located right by the boardwalk, the Hot Chick is a great place to go and pick up lunch to enjoy at the beach on a lovely day, or it's a convenient and nutritious take home meal for any day of the week.
Hot Chick chickens are BBQ'd over NZ volcanic rock. With this unique cooking process, chickens are cooked slowly and evenly, with a natural BBQ flavour infused into the meat.
The end result is a succulent and tasty chicken with a crispy golden skin. With any fat drained away, this chicken not only tastes great - it is a healthy takeaway alternative. And our chips are cooked in 100% cholesterol free cottonseed oil.
There is an extensive menu, offering a host of options for one person through to a whole party!
4 Hardinge Road Ahuriri 4110 Napier
+64 6 835 9595
General Listings: Places to stay
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel is situated just metres from the waterfront in the village of Ahuriri, Napier, offering premier accommodation and conference facilities in a luxurious seaside setting.
Cnr Bridge Street & Hardinge Road Phone 0508 THE CROWN (0508 843 276)
Bella's at the Beach
Bella's at the Beach is a stone's throw from the beach and a short walk from Ahuriri's many waterfront cafes, restaurants, art galleries and antique stores.
The front apartment offers wheelchair access, including a lift, while the rear apartment is two storeys with stunning views of the ocean from the upstairs deck.
48 Hardinge Road Phone +64 21 516 288
Imagine waking each day in a stylish and contemporary apartment that's just a few steps from Napier's historic Ahuriri precinct. We offer 105 apartments in the newly finished developments at 14 West Quay and The Quadrant in Humber Street. There is a selection of apartment styles and sizes available for short term visitor accommodation or long term rental - either furnished or unfurnished.
The apartments are fully self contained and offer options for one, two or three bedroom accommodation. The location is fantastic - just a short distance from the many local bars, eateries and boutique shops.
West Quay and Humber Streets, Ahuriri, Napier Phone +64 6 834 1306
Portside Inn Backpackers Lodge
Come and relax in our newly built backpackers lodge in Ahuriri. Great low budget accommodation with a range of rooms - twin, double, family and bunk rooms. Friendly relaxing atmosphere, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a great outdoor BBQ area. Also plenty of room for your Campervan, power-sites are available.
52 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier Phone +64 6 833 7292
Across the road from the ocean, in Napier's trendy Ahuriri. This unique 1920's refurbished Cottage offers quality accommodation to discerning travellers, who appreciate a little extravagance. The two bedrooms with stylish fine linen open into a relaxing elegent sitting room with expansive harbour views. It also features TV, DVD, CD player, books and games.
51 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier Phone +64 6 835 0584
Tasteful and quiet mediterranean style B&B. Private entrance through a stunning courtyard into your spacious room with private bathroom. Breakfast delivered. $135-00 - $155-00
4 Waghorne Street, Ahuriri, Napier 4110 Phone +64 6 835 5017