Napier, New Zealand

Napier, with its pleasant Mediterranean climate and famous Art Deco architecture, is a charming and lively seaside resort located on the eastern side of North Island and is the is the main city and port of the Hawkes Bay province. It also is the largest wool-exporting port in New Zealand, and the nearby Hastings area is famous as a fruit and wine-growing region. In 1931, Napier was almost totally destroyed by a massive earthquake. The city was rebuilt in a Spanish Mission and Art Deco style that is unique to New Zealand.