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 - Welcome to AGL Rental Cars for affordable competitive rates. This locally owned family business operates a small fleet of budget rental vehicles that are regularly serviced and well maintained. Enjoy peace of mind travelling with 24-hour Roadside Assistance, after hours service, free rental vehicle delivery and pickup service within central New Plymouth and the New Plymouth Airport.
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.
Perfect for leisure and business travelers, Amity Court offers a range of luxurious accommodation options at affordable prices. Located in the heart of Taranaki, positioned close to the Stratford CBD, many local tourist attractions and only 20 minutes to New Plymouth. Whether you are a business traveler or holiday-maker we will ensure your stay with us in Taranaki is enjoyable.
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.
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.
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
Mobile-friendly - 18 quality, self-contained, ground-floor units. A range of spacious accommodation suitable for business travellers and families. All units have cooking facilities and recliner chairs, most have spa baths. Free Broadband Internet. Host Accommodation. Located opposite Pukekura Park, the racecourse, TSB stadium, and adjacent to WITT and Boys' High, close to city centre, beaches and the mountain.
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.
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.
Fern Lodge offers guests 18 traditional style Hotel accommodation rooms, four luxury shared guest bathrooms; three with luxurious baths, guest lounge and a kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities. The historic Hotel built in 1876 has been beautifully decorated to maintain it's heritage character whilst offering the convenience of a comfortable modern lounge bar with Sky TV.
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.
Looking for the very best of New Zealand for your 'Trip of a Lifetime'? You'll love our friendly small groups and relaxed pace as you discover the true flavour of New Zealand in comfort and style. We’re all Kiwis, we grew up here and can’t wait to show you all our favourites and introduce you to our mates!
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Our holiday park accommodation options cater for camping, motor home or caravan, comfortable park motel units, cabins and self-contained units. We offer you a variety of accommodation to suit your holiday style and your budget. Park facilities include a swimming pool, private hot spa and a sauna. We also have a great BBQ area, two TV rooms and kids playground.
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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This Little Badge & 80 Grit
New Plymouth bands This Little Badge and 80 Grit are joining forces for a special joint EP launch at the Mayfair on Friday 24th March. Joined by special guests The Recently Deceived (Hamilton). Tickets available at ...
Where: The Mayfair, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 69-73 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:00pm on Friday 24th March 2017
To: 12:00am on Saturday 25th March 2017
Strong by Zumba Classes
Perfect for: Fitness enthusiasts and students looking for a more challenging, high-intensity interval training workout. How it Works: With most workout programs, music is an afterthought. The musician Strong by ...
Where: Merrilands School, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 7 Kauri Street, Merrilands, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Friday 10th March 2017
To: 7:00pm on Friday 5th May 2017
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017
The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following more than a seven-fold increase in attendance ...
Where: Event Cinemas, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 23rd March 2017
To: 11:00pm on Wednesday 5th April 2017
Golubtsi, Hey, Hey
Learn how to cook succulent juicy cabbage wraps, try some national Ukrainian drinks and snacks. Learn a bit of history of Kiev Rus and some popular cheers and greetings! Classes cost includes ingredients, snacks, ...
Where: J.D. Reid Gallery, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 33A Devon Street West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
Taranaki Relay for Life
Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to: - Celebrate cancer survivors and carers. - Remember loved ones lost to cancer. - Fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the ...
Where: Pukekura Function Centre, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Rogan Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:30am on Saturday 25th March 2017
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
Ride-On Lawnmower Racing
A school gala with a difference. The main attraction is racing Ride-On Mowers with clubs from throughout the North Island attending. Along with this entertainment, there are children's activities, food and refreshments ...
Where: Lepperton Primary School, Waitara, North Taranaki
Address: 540 Richmond Road, Lepperton, Waitara, North Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Saturday 25th March 2017
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 25th March 2017
Fill Ya Boots - The Classic Car Boot Sale
Fill ya Boots - The classic car boot sale is coming to East End Reserve (directly behind East End surf life savers) and not to be missed. Fill ya boots with all things pre-loved from fashion, vintage, antiques, ...
Where: East End Reserve, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Nobs Line, Strandon, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Sunday 26th March 2017
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017
Seaweek - Snorkel Day
Free guided snorkelling for all the family organised by the Nga Moto Marine Reserve Society & DOC using the Experiencing Marine Reserves programme. All gear and guides provided. Bring togs, towel, sun cream, water, a ...
Where: Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Sunday 26th February 2017
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017
Welbourn School Gala
Welbourn School is hosting it's bi-annual school Gala. We will have an amazing variety of food to tempt your tastebuds with everything from Burger Fuel Burgers, a Sausage Sizzle to Butter Chicken, Yakitori & dumplings, ...
Where: Welbourn School, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Arawa St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 11:00am on Sunday 26th March 2017
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017
A fun afternoon out with craft stalls and later from 4pm, a spell-binding 2-hours of Celtic band Shaskeen Reel. Bring a picnic.
Where: Taranaki Pioneer Village, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: 3912 Mountain Rd, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 1:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 26th March 2017