Taranaki is not only a place to find the soulful beauty of New Zealand's heartland, but is also home to dynamic city New Plymouth and a coastline of stunning surf beaches. Mt Taranaki is ever-present in this region—a huge, dramatic volcanic cone with a snowy top in winter months.
Taranaki’s main areas include New Plymouth (population 74,000), Hawera (South Taranaki population 26,000) and Stratford (population 8,900), with many small towns worth exploring between. more
Taranaki is connected to Auckland on just a 40 minute flight, Wellington on a 45 minute flight and Christchurch in less than an hour and a half. There are three ways to drive to Taranaki – from the north and Auckland (4.5 hours), the south and Wellington (4.5 hours) or via the scenic Forgotten World Highway, which connects to the Central North Island (2.5 hours).
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Our vision: to provide a homely experience that you will remember, enjoy and want to have again as well as tell others about. Families or corporate guests can relax in our private courtyard and BBQ area. Biking or walking distance to coastal walkway, city, hospitals, Govette Brewster Art Gallery, Puki Ariki Museum, Yarrows Stadium and TSB Showplace. Taranaki Rhododendron Festival.
Mobile-friendly - Ahu Ahu's farmland setting with magnificent sea views, and it's wonderful stretch of beach just below, are situated where Taranaki's mountain range tumbles down and meets the Tasman Sea. The resulting mix of dynamic natural environment and unique award-winning architecture make it perfect accommodation for a romantic retreat, time out alone, or with friends, family or business colleagues.
Mobile-friendly - Imagine staying in a luxuriously private self contained chalet with picturesque scenery. Be captivated by the natural beauty, lake views and sculptured landscape. Unwind listening to the birdsong and farm animals from your own private verandah. Simply relax or kayak the tranquil waters of Lake Rotorangi or hike around the nearby Lake Rotokare Scenic Reserve.
Mobile-friendly - Ariki Backpackers is the fun, friendly, laid-back hostel in the heart of New Plymouth. At backpacker prices, it has a range of rooms, including a girls' only dorm, private rooms, family rooms and the famous Queen Anne Room for that special night! The hostel sleeps up to 42 and is ideal for sports teams, both young and old.
Mobile-friendly - We offer superb inner-city accommodation in New Plymouth—The Best Place in New Zealand to live (North & South Magazine 2008). Meticulously transformed by the owners, the two sumptuous rooms are superbly decorated keeping your comfort in mind. The Queen Studio and the larger King Suite offers quiet luxury accommodation right in the heart of New Plymouth's central business district.
Relax and enjoy the peace of the countryside by day visits or staying in either the camping ground, secluded chalets or bed and breakfast in the homestead. Hand-feed our pet farm animals, stroll around the park and lake, or take a more strenuous farm walk. Be tempted with Devonshire tea in the antique shop and visit our memory lane museum.
Mobile-friendly - Located 5 minutes from town centre, in a relaxed garden setting, next to the racecourse. Short walk to beautiful Pukekura Park, Bowl of Brooklands, and Zoo. 14 self contained, spacious, comfortably appointed units, with off street parking. 11 Studio and 3 x 1-bedroom units, with ocean or mountain views. Close to excellent shopping. Friendly hosts keen to assist.
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Barberry Hill offers a choice of two studio lofts in a country retreat farm setting, fully self contained or bed and breakfast, just 3kms from the centre of Stratford and close to Mt Taranaki. The lofts are spacious, comfortable, each with a balcony, wood fire, full kitchen and dining facilities and free Wifi.
With a superb elevated seaside location, our quality 4 star holiday park has amazing views of the Tasman Sea and Port Taranaki. We offer a great range of modern accommodation including Park Motels, ensuite and standard cabins, as well as powered and non-powered sites. Features: Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, BBQ, bike hire, Sky TV Lounge
The award-winning Coastal Walkway is a 12.7km path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching from Pioneer Park at Port Taranaki all the way to the eastern side of Bell Block Beach with numerous pedestrian access points dotted along the way. Ideal for walking, running, cycling or skating, or simply enjoying the view of the dramatic west coast.
Mobile-friendly - Located in the heart of New Plymouth City, only 10 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from magnificent Mt Taranaki. Within strolling distance of the CBD, main shopping centre, Len Lye Centre, TSB Showplace Events Centre, museum and art gallery, restaurants, bars and cafes. The hotel offers spacious, air conditioned rooms and large conference facilities. Accommodation in New Plymouth.
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Egmont National Park is one of the most accessible national parks in the country. Situated on the western coast of the North Island, its nearest towns are New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford and Opunake. Mt Egmont (Mt Taranaki) is the volcano that sits roughly in the middle of the park while waterfalls, rainforests and mossy swamps abound.
Mobile-friendly - Located in the beautiful township of Inglewood, Fern Lodge is the largest of many historic buildings. Our friendly house bar offers a reasonably priced delicious bar menu using fresh local ingredients. We are able to create the perfect layout for your upcoming function. The grand central staircase will lead you to your accommodation for the night.
Mobile-friendly - Stay at New Plymouth’s only beachfront Holiday Park, top rated on TripAdviser. A flax shelter-belt runs along the beachfront and the coastal walkway meanders beside the peaceful, family friendly park. Accommodation options for everyone, great camping facilities and all cabins have ensuites, or try ‘Glamping@Fitzroy’. Great hosts, Wi-Fi, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool & playground adjacent. Best deals on website.
Mobile-friendly - We offer spacious, self-contained New Plymouth accommodation in a unique garden setting. Situated just one kilometre from New Plymouth city centre, we are the perfect base for exploring the Taranaki region. Facilities include swimming pool, indoor hot pool, cooked breakfasts and wireless broadband. We do our utmost to ensure your stay in New Plymouth is as enjoyable as possible.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand rail tours with a difference departing from Taumarunui, Whangamomona or Stratford. The ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand, along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and through townships that time forgot. Experienced from the perspective of rail-carts and rail-bikes, cleverly adapted to self-drive along the tracks of the 140 km Forgotten World Highway railway.
Mobile-friendly - King & Queen Hotel Suites is New Plymouth's luxury boutique accommodation offering cutting edge architectural design, European interior, magnificent views and secure off-street parking. Check out our newly opened state-of-the-art Left Wing Studios and Left Wing Spa Suites. We are conveniently located in the Arts and Cultural hub of New Plymouth within easy walking distance of the CBD.
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Welcome to Moonacre Alpaca's NZ, situated in the North Island of New Zealand. Located just 40 minutes from New Plymouth and a short 10 minute drive from Eltham, we are open to the public for visiting, as well as offering Alpaca Apparel, Toys, Gifts and more, we offer Stud Services and have Alpaca's forsale.
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Mobile-friendly - Excellent accommodation with facilities to please in the heart of New Plymouth. We also offer exquisite luxury wedding packages. Exceptional food and wine for your special day. Stay in one of the eight luxurious bedrooms with designer bathrooms, double spa baths or massage shower.
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Puke Ariki sets out to inspire creativity by creating stunning exhibitions that highlight Taranaki's past, present and future. A combined museum, library and information centre.
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Oktoberfest at The Mayfair
Dust off your lederhosen and dirndl – Oktoberfest hits The Mayfair in New Plymouth A celebration of Bavarian culture with a few Kiwi twists, German beers, Craft beers, German-styled brews, cider, wine, authentic ...
Where: The Mayfair, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 69-73 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 4:00pm on Saturday 21st October 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 21st October 2017
Taste Taranaki - Sold Out
The name says it all, Food and Beverage festival, brought to you by the organisers of Mike's Oktoberfest. Think of it as a classy day at the races with amazing food, wines, beers, Gin, Cider, Kombucha, coffee and ...
Where: Pukekura Raceway, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Rogan Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 5:00pm on Saturday 21st October 2017
To: 11:55pm on Saturday 21st October 2017
The Importance of Being Earnest: CANCELLED
Go Wilde! This brilliantly clever and inventive comedy of manners is without peer. A triumph of subtlety and sophistication, The Importance of Being Earnest is a masterpiece of polished decadence – one of the ...
Where: 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 11 Baring Terrace, Strandon, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 19th October 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017
6 Week Block Salsa, M Jive, Latin & Ballroom Dance Classes
The South Taranaki Partner Dance Community is a non-profit group. We aim to promote partner dancing to the local community through offering social dance classes within the Taranaki area. 1st Class: 6:20 – 7:20 ...
Where: Hawera Presbyterian Church, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Argyle Street, Hawera, South Taranaki
From: 6:20pm on Tuesday 12th September 2017
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 21st October 2017
Big Daddy Wilson and Band
Take a Cadillac ride through the Southern States and you’ll hear a thousand flavours of music... “It’s a mixture of all the spices and good stuff,” says the award-winning US bluesman Big Daddy Wilson. “As ...
Where: Butlers Reef Hotel, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Butler's Reef, Oakura, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 3:00pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017
To: 5:30pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017
Family Fun Day
Something for everyone - enjoy our 10 acres of historic buildings and artefacts along with a day of face painting, Kiwijack Loggers, Stratford Highland Pipe Band, vintage machinery, craft stalls, blacksmith, woodturner, ...
Where: Taranaki Pioneer Village, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: 3912 Mountain Rd, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Sunday 22nd October 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017
Scale Ship Regatta
Model boats of all types and sizes will be on the King Edward Park waters at Labour weekend in Hawera’s annual Scale Ship Regatta. Warships, tugboats, and racing yachts are among the scale ships operated from the ...
Where: King Edward Park, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Waihi Road, Hawera, South Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Saturday 21st October 2017
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017
Taranaki Conservation Poem display
As Part of Conservation Week we will be having a Conservation Poem Competition. Selected entries will be displayed during Conservation Week in the North Egmont Visitors Centre. Come along during and enjoy the local ...
Where: North Egmont Visitors Centre, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Egmont National Park, 2679 Egmont Rd, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:30am on Saturday 14th October 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017
Drop-in interactive art-making sessions for the whole family. Call in on Sunday afternoons for family-friendly, hands-on, art-making activities inspired by our exhibitions. Todd Energy Learning Centre. All ...
Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 40 Queen St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 1:00pm on Sunday 16th July 2017
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 17th December 2017
Shepherding Pastures Workshop
Shepherding Pastures - how to better manage your animals so that they can manage the landscape for you. Matt Denson & Jodi Roebuck are farmers who practice restoration grazing & have excellent management skill sets. ...
Where: Roebuck Farm, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 310 Hurford Rd, Omata, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Saturday 21st October 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017