Napier Prison Tours

Day Tours

Opening  Hours: 9 am -5 pm daily

Self Guided Audio Tour

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.

Our Historical Tour focuses on the historical day-to-day workings of New Zealand’s oldest prison. Listen to fascinating facts and stories of prison life dating back to 1862.

Take your MUG SHOT! and even get your FINGERPRINTS done as a souvenir to take home. Listen to stories of villains, victims and heroes while you wander through the cells.

Get locked up in solitary confinement or a padded cell before stepping into the hanging yard and walking past the graveyard.

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 13 languages.

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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



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