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.
Airlie House is a 110-year-old character home nestled among mature trees and garden and is situated in central New Plymouth. This home has been beautifully renovated to provide three large guest accommodation rooms including a studio apartment with its own kitchen. All rooms have Sky digital TV and wireless broadband Internet access.
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.
Right in the heart of New Plymouth, Brougham Heights Motel provides four-star-plus accommodation for business travellers and families at very affordable rates. A range of accommodation is available all with excellent, modern facilities in keeping with our high Qualmark rating. Friendly hosts keen to assist.
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, TSB Showplace Events Centre, restaurants, bars and cafes. The hotel offers spacious, air conditioned rooms and large conference facilities.
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 - 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.
The crew at Kiwi Tours Ltd are on the ball and always go that extra step to ensure your travel experience with us is one to be remembered. We can cater to all your travel and tour requirements nationwide and within Taranaki: weddings, conferences, school, special interest groups and much more.
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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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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The Air Force In Concert: From the Silver Screen
Following another highly successful “Air Force in Concert” at Wellington’s Opera House, The RNZAF Band has recorded a new CD entitled “From the Silver Screen”. The album includes music that has either been ...
Where: TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 92 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 21st February 2017
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 21st February 2017
Americarna 2017 celebrates 10 years! Wednesday 22nd February. The event will visit Opunake Beach for a show n shine, arriving 12:00noon, departing from 2:30pm. Thursday 23rd February: Americarna heads out to ...
Where: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Mason Dr, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 12:00pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017
Zumba Kids Jr
Zumba Kids Jr for ages 4-6 years old. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Zumba kids jr classes are ...
Where: New Plymouth Bible Chapel, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 50 Vivian St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 3:30pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 12th April 2017
Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. The Zumba kids program is a Rocking high energy dance fitness class for ...
Where: New Plymouth Bible Chapel, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 50 Vivian St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 4:00pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
To: 5:00pm on Wednesday 12th April 2017
Taranaki Open Campus
Come along to find out more about Māori language, Raranga - weaving, Social Services, Business, Waka Ama and Youth programmes. For more information, please call: (06) 751 4800
Where: Te Wananga O Aotearoa Rangiatea Campus, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 131 South Road, New Plymouth, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 1st February 2017
To: 8:00pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Bikes, BBQ's & Hot Cars
This year will be our 5th year running the successful event Hot Cars, Bikes & BBQ’s in the lead up to Americarna. This is a unique and fun gathering of bikes & custom cars and is open to the public, anybody with a ...
Where: Crowded House, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 93-99 Devon St East, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 5:00pm on Thursday 27th October 2016
To: 11:00pm on Thursday 23rd February 2017
South Taranaki Underwater Club Wine & Food Festival
We are proud to announce that after two years off, the Wine and Food Festival is back! Relax on the grass with a drink and some great food and listen to live music all day! Tickets are on sale and available at Andrew ...
Where: Dunlop Farm, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 174 Ohawe Rd, Hawera, South Taranaki
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017
Taranaki Pasifika Day
Celebrate the pacific right here in Taranaki. A family friendly event starting with pacific dancers and drummers. Pacific food will be available for sale and family activities all afternoon.
Where: Sanders Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Cutfield Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:30am on Saturday 25th February 2017
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017
Rock 'N' Metal Collide
Timeless Has teamed up with Bulletbelt to put on an epic show and you are invited! Mountain Sound Studios have been kind enough to host this event in their upstairs hall off Powderham Street. (The big black building ...
Where: Mountain Sound Studio, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 74 Powderham St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017
To: 12:00am on Sunday 26th February 2017
SPCA Flea Market
The SPCA Flea Market is a weekly market every Saturday morning. There will be a variety of stalls at each market like produce, egg, flowers, strawberries, new product stalls, retro & mid-century treasures, plants, art ...
Where: The Mill, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 2 Courtenay St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:30am on Saturday 24th December 2016
To: 12:30pm on Saturday 18th March 2017