Hawke's Bay Tourism


Ahuriri – an exciting destination!

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!

Ahuriri Guide available now!

The 2013 Ahuriri Guide is hot off the press. Pick up your copy from Napier i-SITE, Hawke’s Bay Airport or at a local Ahuriri business. You can also click here to download a PDF of the guide.

Stories from the past

If you’d like to discover more about Ahuriri’s history, check out www.portstories.co.nz and listen to Ahuriri residents past and present share their stories about our special seaside village. You can also see historic photos, including people, buildings and objects from days gone by. Take a walk down memory lane now.


There’s so much to do in Ahuriri, whether you want to indulge in some retail therapy, a walk along the boardwalk or visit the historic Old Customhouse, you’ll find plenty of attractions to keep you entertained.

Globe Theatrette

A unique and opulent theatre located next to Milk & Honey Restaurant, Ahuriri. A modern and vibrant interior, the 45 seater boutique theatre …READ MORE…

The Old Customhouse

Built in 1895, this was the third Customhouse at Port Ahuriri, Napier. It was purchased and restored by the Napier Harbour Board in 1988. The Old …READ MORE…

Classic Sheepskins

Classic Sheepskins is a manufacturing Sheepskin tannery providing luxury practical sheepskin products to local and international markets. One of the …READ MORE…

Art Deco Trust

Established to encourage the retention, preservation and use of buildings in the Art Deco and related styles, the Art Deco Trust offers guided walks …READ MORE…

Tabard Theatre Costume Hire

Tabard Theatre Costume Hire offers a huge range of clothing for hire. As well as expansive Art Deco and medieval sections, costumes range from novelty …READ MORE…

Napier i-SITE

Our knowledgeable friendly consultants can help you with your travel, accommodation, tour and activity bookings – so all you need to do is relax and …READ MORE…

Art Deco Buses

Veronica and Belle are ready to invite their first passengers on board the new Deco City Discoverer service.

The two art deco styled buses have …READ MORE…

Takaro Trails Cycle Tours

Takaro Trails operate self-guided cycle tours, mountain biking packages and bike hire from their Ahuriri base.  Tours range in duration from a few …READ MORE…

Ahuriri Walks

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 …READ MORE…

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