Napier is one of the sunniest and most lovely places in New Zealand. The Bear and I love to explore this region on a regular basis by bike, the area is almost completely flat. The wide open spaces seem to stretch out forever. Although the ocean is tumultuous and not safe for swimming, there is plenty to do on land with a lot of wineries, pubs, galleries and shops. Known for its Art Deco architecture and Sea Walls graffiti, it’s a must-see if you are in the centre of the North Island. Definitely worth a weekend trip away. As you can see here, you can definitely get a more authentic perspective of the land and sea when travelling by bike.