Ahuriri is now part of the town of Napier but at one time the whole area was referred to as Ahuriri. While many of the attractions of the town are now officially in Napier, they are within easy reach for anyone staying in the Ahuriri part of the town.
Historical attractions and events
With such a long history in this area, most visitors are interested to learn a little more. For example, there is an annual Art Deco Festival, which reflects the art deco designs of many of the buildings. Anyone who has an interest in art and architecture will enjoy seeing the festival.
Alternatively head to Waghorn St, where there is a historical re-enactment group that dress in authentic costumes and take part in sword fights.
Hit the beach
Anyone who wants to spend a day at the beach should head for Nelson Quay in Ahuriri. There is a small beach here that is safe for swimming and popular with local families. The boardwalk is a popular walk for visitors and locals alike and is so close to a number of cafes where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch.
A trip to Pandora Pond is a good idea if you want to spend a little time kayaking or sailing. From October onwards the pond features inflatable slides and other toys. It makes a great day out for all the family.
There are several art galleries that are popular with visitors including the Red Peach Gallery and Quay Gallery. These are good places to pick up the work of local artists to take home with you. However, there are also a number of street art features around the town that are wonderful to see. For more information contact the local visitor centre.