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Romantic experience in Napier

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Romantic experience in Napier

Spending our 20th wedding anniversary in Napier and I'd love some suggestions for romantic/ couples experiences. A place for dinner would be nice but I was hoping there would be something that we could do during the day that would be quality bonding time (the kids are staying with Grandma!). Scenery, history, wine, nature all good, not so much into jumping out of perfectly good aircraft or off bridges. All help appreciated!

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2. Re: Romantic experience in Napier

Hi Deb, first question would be your budget? Have you already booked accommodation or do you need 'romantic/anniversary' suggestions? What time of the year?

Accommodation : The Crown Hotel @ Ahuriri which is in the hub of cafes and restaurants; book a balcony room with ocean views. Or google Mangapapa Petit ; County Hotel in Napier (book spa suite).

You could look into wine tour including lunch during the day ; or if summer time perhaps a bicycle wine tour or book chauffeur wine tour in limo or google Hooters classic car hire Napier. Lots of wineries have cafes/restaurants featuring local produce etc.

Restaurants for romantic dinner : Pacifica on the Marine Parade ; County Hotel ; The Mission winery ;

Come back with any questions!

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I had a lovely dinner at Elephant Hill winery a couple of years ago. It was cheaper and nicer than Terroir, Craggy Range and nicer and more intimate than the Mission winery. It is still getting good reviews but on the minus side it is about a 15 minute drive from Napier. IMO the setting and food made that drive worthwhile.

We stayed in a mid range hotel - The Scenic Te Pania and it wasn't fabulously luxurious but was pleasant and good value for money.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks! We have booked the accommodation at the Country Hotel. It will be the end of September, round the 24th. While our budget is moderate, I'm prepared to splash out if something really good comes up. Wine tour would be a must have for us. Would I need to book restaurants in advance?

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Hi Deb, I wouldn't think you'd need to pre-book restaurants for mid week in September unless you have your heart set on a particular restaurant! Most restaurants will have at least a sample menu on their websites.

If the wine tour is a must, there are several options available to you - a do it yourself tour (not much fun when one of you has to be driver!) or join a group tour or do a chauffeur style tour.

To assist with your budget, have a look at www.grabone.co.nz - they have all kinds of deals for meals and attractions throughout NZ.

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I don't know if you'd consider it romantic, but the view from Te Mata Peak is great

www.newzealand.com/int/feature/te-mata-peak/

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8. Re: Romantic experience in Napier

Thanks, this is just the detail I was after, and beautiful views are perfect for something romantic. Wonderful help.

Edited: 16 July 2014, 06:23
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