Sunken Gardens

Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand

There’s no shortage of photogenic flora in Napier, but visitors can enjoy a fragrant respite in the Sunken Gardens, located below street level along the Marine Parade. Dating back to the 1960s but renovated in 2001, the gardens’ paths that wind between manicured flower beds and ponds (one has a waterwheel that’s more than a century old) as well as its lush lawns are perfect for a picnic lunch accompanied by a bottle of local sauvignon blanc.

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