Activity Category: Hawke’s Bay

Inflatable World, Napier 

Inflatable World Napier

This chain of indoor inflatable playgrounds are a great place to release excess energy when the weather isn’t great outside. They generally operate in big indoor sports arenas. Equipment can change but there are usually big inflatable slides, bungees, climbing areas with big jumps from he top and inflatable obstacle courses. There’s…

National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier

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If you’ve been to Kelly Taltons in Auckland, this aquarium could prove to be a bit of a disappointment as it’s very small in comparison. That said, it’s perhaps a little less daunting and you can still spend a couple of enjoyable hours here seeing lots of sea-life up close…

Ocean Spa, Napier

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There have been hot salt water pools on this site since 1903 – thought to benefit lots of different illnesses! Today this is a complex made up of several different pools of varying temperatures. For families there’s a cold ‘active’ pool which starts off very shallow and gradually gets deeper. Despite…

Marine Parade Playground and Bike Track, Napier

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This is a huge completely fenced playground with something for all ages with a separate but equally good, fenced, mini road system bike track next door. Both are right on the sea front, within walking distance from the city centre and there’s even a great ice cream stall and coffee…

Fantasy Cave, Dannevirke

Fantasy Cave

This place comes highly recommended as a real gem if you’re needing a break on the road to or from Hawkes Bay! Run entirely by volunteers (known as The Cave Dwellers!), the opening hours are unfortunately very restricted, so it pays to check out their Facebook page before you promise…