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Napier Prison Tours

Discover the truth behind walls of New Zealand’s oldest prison.

$20.00 per adult

$10.00 per child (12 years old and under)

$50.00 family pass (2 adults, 2 children)

$60.00 family pass (2 adults, 3 children)

You will be given your own audio device and a map. Walk inside the walls and listen to the unforgettable stories surrounding the prison at your own pace.

Choose between listening to a Ghost Tour or Historical Tour.

The Historical Tour focuses on the historical day-­to-­day workings of New Zealand’s oldest prison. The Ghost Tour narrates gory stories about the people who were once incarcerated here and the strange things people experience to this day. The Prison has also been used as an insane asylum and orphanage, and has been home to many creepy happenings.

Our resident ghost cat Basil may even make an appearance!

  • Take your mugshot and fingerprints as a souvenir to take home
  • Get locked up in solitary confinement or a padded cell
  • Step into the Hanging Yard with gallows
  • Walk past the graveyard
  • Earthquake Room
  • Solitary confinement
  • Redemption Hill Garden
  • Visual timeline of Prison since opening

$25.00 (R16 Only)

Scare tours are once a month on a Saturday or Friday night. Come for a guided tour of the prison after dark. Get ushered through the prison by a prison guard while the ghosts come out to play. Get locked in a cell and see how strong your mettle really is. Walk in the dark through the corridors and try not scream. We dare you!

$25.00 per person

Be taken on a guided tour around the complex with our highly knowledgeable guides. Guided tours are only available by appointment and minimum numbers apply. During the summer season weekly guided tours may be scheduled on the weekends.

Audio Tours available everyday between 9:00am - 5:00pm

Audio tours available in 16 different languages

Make a booking

Make a booking enquiry and a Napier i-SITE consultant will contact you shortly with booking options.

All bookings are subject to availability and will be confirmed after booking has been received.

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100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110
Open every day from 9.00am to 5.00pm

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