Napier Prison Tours

Day Tours

Opening  Hours: 9 am -5 pm (Wednesday-Sunday),

                              10 am- 5 pm (Monday-Tuesday)

(Winter Session) 

 

You will be given your own audio device and map.  Walk inside the walls and listen to the unforgettable stories surrounding the Prison at your own pace.  Walk past the Graveyard to the undulating corridors which survived the devastating 1931 Earthquake.  You will have unforgettable photo opportunities.  Your group can have a mix of any of our exciting tours.

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We have several options for Self-Guided Tours to choose from:

1. Historical Prison Tour (14 languages)

      This tour will take you back to when the Prison was first commissioned in 1854 and has tales of villains, victims, and heroes. Topics include Facts about the day-to-day running of the oldest Prison in New Zealand. Former inmates, hangings, the results of the Earthquake on the Prison and its inmates plus some Ghost Stories.  This tour covers all interests with a twist!
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2. Prison Kids Tour

      This has all of the above but some of the more gory aspects have been removed.
      Immersive and inclusive this tour delivers a quality experience that they will not forget.
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3. The Ghost Tour

      This newly revamped tour (2020) delivers tales from former residents and inmates and relates experiences of the paranormal!   It includes findings from renowned Psychics and Mediums like Kelvin Cruikshank and Sue Nicholson amongst others.  If creepy and scary are your buzz then this tour is not to be missed!
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What you can also expect during any one of our tours – the ability to:
  • DRESS UP IN PRISON CLOTHING
  • TAKE YOUR MUGSHOT
  • TAKE YOUR FINGERPRINTS
  • GET A DISCOUNTED ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE!
  • TAKE A PICTURE WITH OUR RESIDENT GHOST CAT BASIL!
We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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Please enquire about our special group booking price at (06)835-9933

 

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