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!
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Stories from the past
If you’d like to discover more about Ahuriri’s history, check out 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.
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