In the heart of the Hawke’s Bay, Napier is a delight. It’s the perfect stepping off point for wineries, art deco architecture, beautiful beaches and the stunning Cape Kidnappers. Not that I saw any of those.
And I blame that on the Econo Lodge Napier.
Now let me backtrack a bit here. I was pretty pumped about setting off on a road trip through the middle of the North Island. My itinerary would see me visit Rotorua, Tauranga and Auckland and start in the picturesque coastal city of Napier.