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.
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.
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!
Mobile-friendly - Grab yourself super cheap bus fares for long distance bus travel across New Zealand with prices starting at NZ$1 plus booking fee. The earlier you book, the cheaper it is. nakedbus.com offers comfortable, fast buses with friendly local knowledgeable drivers, and of course, cheap prices. Book online then sit back while our experienced drivers take you to your destination.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Oakura Beach Motel, located in the seaside village of Oakura, a popular Taranaki holiday destination, is just 10 minutes drive to New Plymouth. Conveniently situated only a few minutes walk to the beach or village shops and restaurants. Comfortable, self-contained units with fully equipped kitchens set in a tranquil and sheltered garden setting. Breakfasts available.
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Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. Grease is touring New Zealand - Just in time for your Christmas Party for 2016! Featuring all those unforgettable ...
Where: TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 92 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 4:00pm on Sunday 4th December 2016
To: 10:30pm on Sunday 4th December 2016
McDonald's Super Smash Central Stags vs Kings
Be part of the excitement that is McDonald's Super Smash T20. This is Cricket on the edge. This is pressure. This is tension. This is where the extraordinary happens to create legends. Support your team to show your ...
Where: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Fillis Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 4th December 2016
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 4th December 2016
A niche market with over 35 stalls of quality pre-loved kids' clothing, toys, books, baby gear & accessories as well as local businesses with new kids related products and services. We have the school hall jam packed ...
Where: Highlands Intermediate School, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 260A Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 5:00pm on Saturday 24th September 2016
To: 11:30am on Sunday 18th December 2016
The Seaside Market
Set in a beachfront location you will find Good Vibes. - Over 70 epic stall holders - Tasty eats - Live music by talented local musicians - Kiddies fun zone and much more. - Voted a venture Taranaki must do. - ...
Where: The Seaside Market, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Ocean View Parade, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Sunday 4th December 2016
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 2nd April 2017
From delicate heartfelt textures and tones to wide open foot-stomping atmospheric joy, his music is an upbeat concoction of folk, pop, funk and Latin, blended and layered with expertise on his well-worn loop pedal. As ...
Where: The Mayfair, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 69-73 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 2:00pm on Sunday 13th November 2016
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 26th February 2017
Ruth Buchanan: The Actual and Its Document
This exhibition showcases the work of Taranaki-born artist Ruth Buchanan (Te Ātiawa-Taranaki) from her recently completed the Govett-Brewster artist residency. During this three-month period of research Buchanan ...
Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 40 Queen St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Saturday 10th September 2016
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 4th December 2016
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa - Taranaki - Open Campus
Open Campus - Nau Mai Haere Mai. Come along to find out more about Maori Visual Arts, Social Services, Business and Te Reo Māori. Find out everything you want to know before signing up for your future ...
Where: Te Wananga O Aotearoa Rangiatea Campus, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 131 South Road, New Plymouth, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Monday 5th December 2016
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 8th December 2016
Weekly Walkup Gig.
This is a regular every Thursday Evening walkup gig.. There is wheel chair access. Walk Up = place your name in the book and on most nights you will get the opportunity to sing or perform one item and sometimes ...
Where: Taranaki Country Music Hall of Fame, Manaia, South Taranaki
Address: 11 Surf Highway 45, Manaia, South Taranaki
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 21st January 2016
To: 9:30pm on Thursday 22nd December 2016
Physical Leadership Course
A course for managers and business owners who would like to develop their leadership presence, build confidence and decisiveness and have more influence and impact in their business / organisation. A powerful training ...
Where: Manifold Coworking and Events Space, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 21 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Friday 30th September 2016
To: 12:00pm on Friday 9th December 2016
Altherm NZ Jet Sprint Championships Round 1
Altherm NZ Jet Sprint Championships Round 1 Gates open 10.30 am. Waitara Raceway SH3 New Plymouth Pack up the family, bring your own picnic and enjoy, an all action packed days boat racing. Fun for all ages.
Where: Methanex Aquatrack, Waitara, North Taranaki
Address: Joll Street, Waitara, North Taranaki
From: 11:00am on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016