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Saturday market in the square. The flowers were fabulous. Fountains and ponds were lovely. Good... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Angus L
Whangarei, New Zealand
Little oasis

It is worth the walk downtown along Lower Emerson Street to reach the park. It is a great place to... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Napier, New Zealand
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Clive Square, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 7579
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I've visited here before, but hadn't timed my visit for the free daily bell chimes. Today though, I was fortunate to be here to hear the bells. The bells play 4 different tunes each half hour from 11:30 - 2pm, and there will be tunes...More

1  Thank KylieIsTravelling
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Although small, these gardens are contain a large variety of flowers and plants, together with various sculptures or fountains, etc. A little bit of peace and tranquillity.

1  Thank Pepster56
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The gardens were beautiful today-so too the fountains, carillon and statues. It's peaceful, colourful and a wonderful place to visit and stroll. The buildings srriunnding it are beautiful too.

Thank justjans
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Saturday market in the square. The flowers were fabulous. Fountains and ponds were lovely. Good seating to enjoy the gardens

Thank Angus L
Reviewed 25 September 2018

A beautiful, well kept area, as all the Napier gardens seem to be. Worth a visit after we enjoyed the intriguing weekend market (try the walnut brittle, it's incredible). Extremely thoughtful planning went into these gardens, they were an incredible riot of colour and with...More

1  Thank fastforward2018
Reviewed 20 September 2018

It is worth the walk downtown along Lower Emerson Street to reach the park. It is a great place to sit and eat lunch (plenty of fast food places in the vicinity eg BK, KFC, McD's and 2 supermarkets). I like listening to the bells...More

Thank AWoodbury
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A garden square, with bells going off a certain times, and tall palm trees, make for a pleasant place to linger or to walk through

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Clive Square is just a short stroll through the main shopping streets in town heading west. It's well maintained and very pretty. Enjoyed by locals having there lunch break and tourists alike. Lots of seating to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Lovely gardens and equally as nice at night time with different coloured lights that bring the place to life

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 12 March 2018

After shopping along Napier's main streets, Clive Square was a really good place to sit down on the park's many benches to enjoy the colorful flowers, the central pond with waterlilies, and the carillion which played several short tunes for a few minutes on the...More

1  Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

In all likelihood if you are in Napier you will stroll around the quaint streets starting at the front and working your way back. Clive Square is only a 5 minute walk from the main road at the front and it has a relaxed feel...More

Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Clive Square is an attractive public square in the centre of Napier, it was designed to be similar to an English village green and was made up of lawn with trees and plants, in 1886 it was surrounded by picket fencing. In 1918 the picket...More

Thank paullegate
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