When I got to Napier YHA, I was just exhausted. My place is quite far from Kansai Airport. I'd left my house in Morioka on the 31st of October, Japanese local time, it took well over 36 hours to finally get here! Even though it is not very far from Japan to New Zealand, only 11 hours on a direct flight from Japan.
Napier YHA is on Marine Parade along the beach. It was a short walk to the city center and it was a convenient spot.
Marine Parade. The wide street lined with pine trees was beautiful.