Waterfront location in Napier, Hawke's Bay

Napier Conferences & Events operates from the Napier War Memorial Centre. Situated on Napier's Marine Parade, the location makes it ideal for conferences, weddings, events and meetings with the view over the Pacific Ocean providing an unobstructed vista spanning Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers.

Only a pedestrian walkway separates the venue from the coastline and the sea. Napier’s beautiful CBD, with its many attractions, activities, shops, bars and restaurants, is located just a five-minute stroll away. We also have a wide range of quality accommodation options located within a short walk or drive of our venue.


Napier, Hawke's Bay

Napier is located in the Hawke's Bay region on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Accessible by air, land and sea, Napier is a vibrant seaside city, world famous for its Art Deco architecture.

Hawke's Bay is renowned for its many award-winning wineries, outstanding fresh produce and innovative cuisine, an eclectic range of restaurants and bars and the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. The region is also home to one of the world’s top international golf courses at Cape Kidnappers.

The Hawke’s Bay Airport is only a 10-minute drive from our location in the Napier War Memorial Centre, and there is also a wide range of quality accommodation options located within a short walk or drive from the venue.

Napier City Local Attractions

Within a few minutes' walk of the venue are Napier's MTG (Museum, Theatre, Gallery), award-winning restaurants, Art Deco architecture, gorgeous gardens and Napier's CBD shopping precinct. Getting around the city is easy with a great range of options such as buses, taxis, limousines and private vintage cars for hire.

There is so much to see and do in Napier, including:

  • The National Aquarium of New Zealand
    New Zealand's largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife including sharks, stingrays, living coral, Kiwi, tuatara and a huge range of fish species.
  • Par2 Mini Golf
    Par2 MiniGolf is in the heart of Napier's tourist zone, alongside the Napier i-SITE visitor centre, where you can pick up brochures and map pads, seek advice on what to see and do in the region, and book other travel arrangements and excursions.
  • Napier Municipal Theatre
    The Napier Municipal Theatre's unique Art Deco architecture has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities, making it one of the best provincial performing arts centres in New Zealand.
  • MTG Hawke's Bay – Museum, Theatre, Gallery
    Home to Hawke's Bay's great treasures, the MTG is a place of stories, heritage, art and artifacts. It's a place for visitors to explore Napier and Hawke's Bay's vibrant art and cultural history.

View i-Site website and find out more about wonderful things to see and do during your stay in Hawke's Bay.

Napier Accommodation

A wide variety of accommodation options nearby make the venue extremely convenient for event organisers and their guests. We can help co-ordinate your guests' accommodation at point of contact at each hotel or by recommendations for your group size and requirements. Here are a few local providers we recommend:

Transport & Car Parking

The Hawke’s Bay Airport is just a 10-minute drive from the Napier War Memorial Centre, with Air New Zealand operating daily flights in and out of Hawke's Bay direct from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. There are many options for transport to and from the airport and, around Napier and Hawke's Bay. Here are some of our recommendations:

Limited car parking is available for guests and attendees in the centre's car park, situated in the adjacent Ocean Spa Complex, accessed off Marine Parade, 400m north of the centre's front entrance. However, if parking for more than 3 hours you'll need to obtain a car-parking pass from the venue’s reception. Please note that all other street parking around the centre is for a maximum of two hours only.


Travel Times

Auckland to Napier 5 hours 15 minutes
Wellington to Napier 4 hours
Rotorua to Napier 2 hours 45 minutes
Taupo to Napier 1 hours 45 minutes
Palmerston North to Napier 2 hours 20 minutes
Hastings to Napier 25 minutes
Auckland to Napier 1 hour
Wellington to Napier 50 minutes

Contact us

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Napier Conferences & Events
Napier War Memorial Centre
48 Marine Parade, Private Bag 6010, Napier 4140, New Zealand

Phone:+64 6 835 9001
Email: events@napierconferences.co.nz

CINZ Gold Member, Qualmark Silver four star plusNew Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment.

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