CWC 2015: Napier fact file

Key facts on CWC 2015 host city, Napier

The seaside city of Napier is a known for its Art Deco architecture

In fact, the city has one of the highest concentrations of Art Deco  architecture in the world

The city was rebuilt in the early 1930s after a significant earthquake destroyed the town

Each February Napier celebrates its past with the Tremains Art Deco weekend - a multi-day festival of concerts, events, vintage cars and glamour 

Approximately 40,000 people flock from all over the world into Napier to enjoy this iconic event

Napier boasts one of only two ‘McDeco’ McDonald’s in the world

The population of Napier is about 61,100 (June 2014)

The dry and sunny climate of the Hawke’s Bay region - in which Napier is situated - has helped it become a leading region for wine production

With 42 of 70-plus vineyards offering cellar door experiences, there are many opportunities to enjoy the region’s wine in either heritage or ultra-modern surroundings

Hawke’s Bay is best known for award-winning reds (merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah), and rich complex chardonnay

Hawke’s Bay is a foodie’s heaven stocked with fine wine, fresh produce and gourmet dining destinations. This is celebrated at summer and winter editions of FAWC (Food and Wine Classic) – a comprehensive calendar of amazing culinary events  

The Hawke’s Bay region is one of New Zealand’s premier cycling destinations 

Hawke's Bay Trails was born out of the vision to create a seaside pathway for Napier, and the region now boasts over 180km of cycle trails that meander around and between the twin cities of Napier and Hastings

Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy three different Hawke’s Bay Trails – forming part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail - The Landscape Ride, the Water Ride and the Wineries Ride which allows riders to stop at some award-winning wineries along the way

The Hawke’s Bay region is also home to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers which houses a par 71 golf course designed by American golf architect Tom Doak 

Hawke’s Bay has a hill with the world's second longest place name: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukaka-pikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

Dinosaur remains discovered in Hawke’s Bay in 1975 proved that land dinosaurs had lived in New Zealand

 

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