Day Tours

Historical Audio Tour and Ghost Audio Tour


You can can choose to listen to a ghost tour or a historical tour.  The historical tour is more general facts and the ghost tour is about what people have felt or seen as well as gory stories. Which one is the best? That is up to you to decide.
Informative and entertaining. Listen to stories of villains, victims and heroes while you wander through the cells past solitary confinement into the hanging yard. Take your mug shot! Featured in many publications including The Lonely Planet Blue List 2008. Napier’s premiere attraction. Open 9am-5pm winter and summer.

Price List

Adults $20
Children (12 and under) $10
Family pass (2 adults, 2 children) $50
Family pass (2 adults, 3 children) $60

Pick up your audio wand and a map and listen to the historical commentary of the prison at your own pace.
Available in 16 languages.

The areas you will get to see include:
  • Hanging Yard with Gallows
  • Earthquake Room
  • Visual Timeline of Prison Since Opening
  • Graveyard
  • Solitary Confinement
  • Redemption Hill Garden
Our resident ghost cat Basil may even make an appearance!
Please enquire about our special group booking price at (06) 835-9933

We have the largest number of foreign language tours available in Australasia:

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Your chance to step inside the walls of New Zealand’s oldest prison.

Audiotourz has developed a Ghost tour for the Napier Prison with realistic sound effects and stories about ghostly sightings as well as the experiences of some paranormal groups who visited the prison. Get spooked in the black room and feel the chills going up your spine as you listen the tales of gangs, an eye eater, prison games and spooky occurrences. Not for the faint hearted. Audio Tours are available 9am-5pm winter and summer.

Pick up your audio device and a map and listen to the unforgettable stories surrounding the prison at your own pace.


Guided tours

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.

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“you guys rock, thank you so much for showing us around, your ghosts are great and so helpful, I look forward to coming up to Napier again to do a ghost hunt as I can verify your place is haunted…”Kathy Mc Bride – Psychic Medium