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  1. New Zealand
  2. Hawke's Bay
  3. Napier
  4. Napier Prison

Napier Prison Self-Guided Audio Tour

Product ID: 73504
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Hear stories of villains, victims and heroes while wandering through the dark corridors of New Zealand's oldest prison - available in 16 languages. This is where Ghost Hunters International used the site as their season finale episode.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Experience solitary confinement and a padded cell with prisoner memorabilia including prison-made weapons
  • View the Hanging Yard where inmates were hanged by famous executioner Tom Long, before being buried standing up so their soul did not rest
Full description
Download an excitingMP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area.
This fascinating and raw tour of New Zealand's oldest prison will take you on a historic journey through the undulating corridors which survived the 1931 Napier Earthquake. The corridors are twisted and walls misshapen. You will learn about some of the most terrifying prisoners, including Drug Barons and Mass murderers, and an infamous "Eye Eater".
Check out the graffiti on the prisoner's bed bases and hear how toothpaste had multiple uses for incarcerated criminals. This tour shows how they lived behind the huge Kauri doors and how some of them died. You will hear tales about villains, victims and heroes, and wander around the old complex while viewing the Pound (solitary and padded cell area), Mess Hall, Remand Hallway, Cell 6, Key Men and Trustees, Cages, The Dome, Women's Wing, Te Kooti, John Yalash, Ghosts, Garden, Terry Clark, Teresa Cormack, Graveyard, and the Hanging Yard with replica kitset gallows.
Hear of the few escapes and view the open Shower Block which was not for the fainthearted. Only closed in 1993, the prison complex has been the site of many TV shows such as a 10 part brat camp, "Redemption Hill", and was featured on "Off the Rails", "Epitaph" and several news and documentary shows. Please note this is a downloadable self-guided audio tour, therefore you will have no physical tour guide leading you through your travels.
Includes
  • Audio-guided tour (English only)
  • Walking tour
  • Self-paced
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks

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Meeting point

Napier Prison

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing
• Please note this is an audio tour. No physical guide will accompany you
• This is your tour, your way, and at your pace, therefore there are no specific starting times for tours
• Please see your printable voucher for download information
• Please note, the audio guide is available in the English language only
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Citywalksz Ltd

Product ID: 73504