New Plymouth is a sunny city located in the Taranaki region, offering a lively cosmopolitan base for exploring the rest of Taranaki. New Plymouth is a popular tourist destination, well-known for its black sand surfing beaches, glorious parks and gardens and its vibrant arts scene.
Connecting the many attractions is a network of walking and cycling trails, the most prominent of which is the city’s Coastal Walkway. Pukekura Park on Liardet Street and Tupare Garden on Mangorei Rd are also great spots for a short walk through beautifully landscaped gardens where you can find stunning views, exotic plant specimens, great family picnic spots and historic marvels. more
The centre point for New Plymouth’s arts scene is the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre – New Zealand’s first and only museum of contemporary art. With its curved exterior walls of mirror-like stainless steel, the museum is a must-see with tours available from Thursday-Sunday at 2pm (bookings must be made 24 hours in advance).
While you are in New Plymouth, be sure to check out the delicious restaurants and cafes – from chilled out coffee roasteries to hidden, VIP restaurants, your taste buds will thank you!
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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.
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.
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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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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Pukekura Motor Lodge offers a variety of accommodation options including Standard, Standard with cooking, Access and Deluxe-Studios and One & Two Bedroom rooms. Rooms are spacious, double-glazed and air-conditioned with a generous work area with separate desk and 50+ Sky Channels. Onsite Gym and we offer complimentary WIFI. Situated near Pukekura Park, Bowl of Brooklands, TSB Stadium and Taranaki Racecourse.
Often described as the jewel in New Plymouth's crown, Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of the city and is one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens. The park has an international Green Flag award and is a Garden of National Significance.
Qualmark rated 4 Star, we offer our guests a selection of affordable and contemporary studios and suites which have ample space whether you are travelling for business or leisure. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer SKY TV, en-suite, tea and coffee making facilities with a fridge, a large work desk, complimentary onsite parking and complimentary wi fi throughout the complex.
Mobile-friendly - The State Hotel is an iconic building that has been stylishly reinterpreted into a 15-studio room boutique hotel. Located centrally, in New Plymouth's Main Street, it is a short walk from the majority of New Plymouths restaurants and bars, the Foreshore, Pukekura Park, supermarkets, Pukeariki Museum and the Govett Brewster Art Gallery.
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Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show
Award-winning performer, David Klein is bringing his science storytelling show to town. Part theatre, part pop-learning, Tour de Science is an effervescent scientific and personal learning adventure. David shares his ...
Where: Spotswood College, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 129 South Rd, Spotswood, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:30pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017
National Youth Brass Band
Under the baton of David Bremner (principal trombone NZSO, conductor of Wellington Brass, the champion band of New Zealand), the 2017 National Youth Brass Band presents "Structured: De/constructed". This concert series ...
Where: Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 92 - 100 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017
TSB Bank Festival of Lights
Each summer the TSB Bank Festival of Lights transforms Pukekura Park, one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens, into a magical illuminated night-time wonderland of multi-coloured lights gleaming amongst the trees, ...
Where: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Fillis Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:30pm on Monday 19th December 2016
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 5th February 2017
The Mockers - Reunion Tour
Kiwi legends The Mockers reform their classic line-up for their first New Zealand tour in 30 years, to perform nine shows from January 19-29. Plus1, The Sound and Phantom Billstickers proudly present The Mockers ...
Where: The Mayfair, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 69-73 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:00pm on Thursday 26th January 2017
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 26th January 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
The Creative Club
The Creative Club offers children (aged 8+) the opportunity to get creative with a range of materials in a small group workshop. Children will leave each workshop with something handcrafted and unique. Workshops will ...
Where: Oakura Public Hall, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Main Road, SH45, Oakura, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:30am on Thursday 5th January 2017
To: 11:30am on Thursday 26th January 2017
The Creative Club
The Creative Club offers children (aged 8+) the opportunity to get creative with a range of materials in a small group. Children will leave each workshop with something handmade and unique. Workshops will be held every ...
Where: Hempton Hall, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 1 Old South Rd, Okato, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 1:00pm on Thursday 5th January 2017
To: 3:00pm on Thursday 26th January 2017
The Winery Tour 2017
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Winery Tour will be returning in 2017 with an all star lineup featuring two of New Zealand’s most successful artists of all time, Brooke Fraser and Bic Runga, and exciting newcomer ...
Where: TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 5:00pm on Saturday 28th January 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 28th January 2017
BDO Around The Mountain Cycle Challenge
A fantastic 150km recreational cycle ride around Mt Taranaki, open to anyone with a bike. Categories include Solo 2 laps, Solo 2 person relay, The Accumulator which is about all finishing together after picking up a team ...
Where: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Mason Dr, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 7:30am on Saturday 28th January 2017
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 28th January 2017
More Craft Beats with Dave Ti (DiCE)
Come enjoy some craft beats, beer & pizza with sounds from Dave Ti at New Plymouth's perfect summer evening hang out! Picking up DJing in late 90's UK, Dave plays funky, uplifting friendly grooves with influences of ...
Where: Ms White Pizza & Beer Garden, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 47 Queen St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 28th January 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 28th January 2017