Car Rental in
Napier Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Napier Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire in Napier
As a coastal city that rests in the middle of a world-famous wine-producing region, Napier is the perfect place for a luxury break. Thanks to a combination of authentic art deco buildings and stunning seaside views, the area has plenty of charm. If you're visiting sometime soon, you may want to start planning your transport options. At Avis New Zealand, we provide a Napier car hire service that will exceed your expectations.
How to reach our Napier car hire office by public transport
You'll find our Napier car hire offices at Hawke's Bay Airport. To locate our desk, head to the arrivals area.
If you want to reach Hawke's Bay Airport using public transport, try one of the following buses:
- 10H Commuter Express (Hastings to Napier)
- 10N Commuter Express (Napier to Hastings)
- 11H Commuter Express (Havelock North to Napier)
- 11N Commuter Express (Napier to Havelock North)
- 12H (Hastings to Napier)
- 12N (Napier to Hastings)
- 13 (Napier, Tamatea, and Taradale loop)
- 14 (Napier, Maraenui, and Onekawa loop)
- 15 (Napier, Ahuriri, Westshore and Bay View loop)
- 16A (Hastings, Camberley, and Raureka loop)
- 16B (Hastings and Mahora loop)
- 17 (Hastings, Parkvale, and Akina loop)
- 20 (Hastings and Flaxmere loop)
- 21 (Hastings and Havelock North loop)
Luxury accommodation in Napier
When you want to make the most of your stay in Napier, it's worth exploring the area's luxury accommodation options. If you're looking for ideas, try one of the following:
Quest Napier Serviced Apartments
With just a five-minute walk to Napier's waterfront, Quest Napier Serviced Apartments provide an idyllic location. Within the apartments, you'll find a generous living space and all the amenities you need to cater for yourself during your trip. The apartments' concierge can arrange for all the luxuries you look forward to while you're away from home, including trips and dry cleaning. Quest Napier Serviced Apartments are 6.1km away from our Napier car hire office.
The Crown Hotel
Featuring stylish boutique accommodations that overlook the sea, The Crown Hotel is perfect for a romantic break. The building has a heritage-listed status and still has many of its original Art Deco features. In addition to the luxurious rooms, you'll benefit from an onsite fitness suite that has everything you need to stay healthy during your trip. The Crown Hotel is 4.9km away from our car hire office.
Garden View Villa
As a generously-sized holiday home with three bedrooms, Garden View Villa is ideal for when you're travelling with your family or as part of a large group. From dining outside on the terrace to watching the sunset in the evening, this villa has everything you need to soak in Napier's stunning scenery. Garden View Villa is just 5km away from our Napier car hire office.
Things to do in Napier
Whether you love to hike or you fancy a decadent wine tour, Napier has something up its sleeve for you. We know that you have a lot of activities to choose from while you're in the area. To make your life easier, here are some of our favourites:
Church Road Winery
As home to award-winning bottles from across Hawke's Bay, Church Road Winery is a centre of wine excellence. If you take a tour there, you'll learn everything there is to know about traditional and modern winemaking techniques. After the tour has ended, you'll have the opportunity to purchase a few bottles and take them home. Just make sure you designate a sober driver if you choose to take part in wine tasting.
As New Zealand's oldest prison, Napier Prison has a lot of stories to tell. The secure facilities have been entirely decommissioned and are now used as a museum. In addition to learning more about the history of local convicts, you'll have the chance to understand how Napier made its way into the modern era.
Napier Urban Farmers' Market
Napier Urban Farmers' Market places a strong emphasis on local produce. If you're looking for something to take home with you, make sure you grab a few jars of honey. The Farmers' Market is a must-see if you plan on self-catering while you're in the area.
What's the weather like in Napier?
If you want to visit Napier while temperatures are at their warmest, try February. Although February is Napier's hottest month, the temperature won't rise much above 18 degrees Celsius. The sea is at its warmest in February too, with an average temperature of 19 degrees Celsius. In contrast, the coldest month is August, which is when temperatures can dip as low as 11 degrees Celsius. If you're seeking the highest number of sunshine hours, visit during July for up to seven hours of sunshine per day.
Nearby locations for a refuel
When you rent a car in Napier, you'll receive it with a full tank of fuel. To ensure all our customers have the same experience, we request that you refill it before returning it to us. Here are some of the nearest locations for a refuel:
- BP Petrol Station at 1 High Street
- Z Petrol Station on Austin Street
- Z Service Station at 6 Durham Avenue
- Z Service Station at 428 Main N Road
- BP Petrol Station at 174 Main Road
Distances to attractions in the region
By hiring a car in Napier, you give yourself the freedom to explore attractions in the region. Here are the distances to some of the most popular ones:
National Aquarium of New Zealand 7.3km Te Mata Peak 31.7km Bluff Hill Lookout 7.5km Crab Farm Winery 6.1km Linden Estate Winery 13.7km
What is Napier famous for?
Napier is famous for its Art Deco buildings, which were erected in the 1930s as the city recovered from an earthquake. People also know it for its close proximity to a number of world-famous vineyards. This makes Napier particularly popular amongst those with strong culinary interests.
What is there to do in Napier for free?
Go for a stroll along Marine Parade and take your camera with you to grab a few photos. You could also climb Te Mata Peak and take in the scenery from the top. Finally, consider a walk around the city so you can look at the Art Deco buildings.
What is there to do in Napier for kids?
The National Aquarium of New Zealand is always worth visiting if you're in Napier with kids. Alternatively, pack a picnic and try and spot some wildlife at Cape Kidnappers.