Pricing and Conditions

High season Low season
(Dec - May) (May - Dec)
Adult $30.00 $30.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$15.00 $15.00


Opened in 1862, Napier Prison is New Zealand's oldest penal complex. The Prison survived the 1931 Earthquake and has been the location of several TV Shows including Ghost Hunters International on the SyFy and Redemption Hill, a 10 part Brat Camp. Open daily for self-guided tours, guided tours, school trips and scary night tours. This historical site can also be used for group functions including office parties and birthdays.

Things to see on the tour include the Hanging Yard, Solitary Confinement, The Graveyard, The Mess Hall, The Hole and multi cell complex. Read prisoner grafitti and see where an infamous Drug Baron and "Eye-Eater" were locked up.

16 languages available with excellent photo opportunities throughout the complex.

Opening times

Business hours:
Months of operation:
All months of the year


55 Coote Road, Napier, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
15 minute drive to Hawke's Bay Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
15 minutes walk.
decisions Proximity to town:
11 minutes walking to central Napier.

Language support

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  Written Spoken
Chinese (Traditional) NO YES
Czech NO YES
Dutch NO YES
French NO YES
German NO YES
Hindi NO YES
Japanese NO YES
Polish NO YES
Portuguese NO YES
Slovenian NO YES
Spanish NO YES
Swedish NO YES

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