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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hosking House is a boutique property offering modern, luxury accomodation. With its period architecture, well appointed suites, extensive gardens, warm hospitality, and locally sourced food and wine, guests of Hosking House will immediately feel the benefits of being pampered in this unique setting. Located in the Central Business District, close to civic amenities and local attractions.
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.
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.
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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Mobile-friendly - New Plymouth motel accommodation situated in a tranquil garden and bush setting. Close to New Plymouth centre. A quiet, cosy seven unit motel, Timandra provides comfortable, affordable and peaceful accommodation to suit your every need. The motel has just been refurbished with new heat pumps/air-con, face-lifted kitchens, double glazing, redecoration and new bedding. Free High Speed wireless Internet.
With fabulous scenery of Mount Taranaki, 5-15 minutes walk to shops, cafes, beautiful beaches, Waiwhakaiho River & award winning Te Rewa Rewa Bridge. Relax in our motels with family, friends or as a group. Enjoy this quiet and sheltered location where you can be skiing or snowboarding in the morning, then swimming, surfing or fishing that same afternoon!
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Ben Dixon Brings Mr James and The Wolves to New Plymouth
Hitting the road this April are Albi and The Wolves, Ben Dixon and Graeme James for a whirlwind tour through Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington. If you're down for a boogie any night of the week, Albi and The ...
Where: 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 11 Baring Terrace, Strandon, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 7:00pm on Friday 28th April 2017
To: 11:59pm on Friday 28th April 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
Three Way at the Reef
A Three Way of musical goodness sure to excite your every sense! Join The Blistered Fingers, The Slacks, and Thamasis for a night of original soul, funk, rock and blues. Let them take you away as you sway all night ...
Where: Butlers Reef Hotel, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Butler's Reef, Oakura, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
Huatoki Plaza Market
A selection of art and craft at affordable prices. If you are looking for something different, you may find it at the market. Shop local and support locals. If you are interested in having a stall, please contact ...
Where: Huatoki Plaza, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: James Lane, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Saturday 22nd April 2017
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 26th August 2017
Taranaki Total Health Explosion
A wellness event like no other! Come join us for a one-of-a-kind total health experience including the best healthy foods in New Zealand, invigorating classes, top speakers from Taranaki and beyond including Clinical ...
Where: Pukekura Raceway, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Rogan Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Saturday 29th April 2017
To: 5:30pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
Glaucoma NZ Public Meeting
Invitation to a free seminar. Glaucoma NZ invites you to attend a free presentation to learn about the most common cause of preventable blindness in NZ. Eye specialist Dr Kevin Taylor will be presenting on what ...
Where: Quality Hotel Plymouth International, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Cnr Courtenay & Leach Streets, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Saturday 29th April 2017
To: 11:30am on Saturday 29th April 2017
Pop Up Mums Market
The Kids' Market is hosting a - Pop Up - Mums Market where mums can sell their fabulous pre-loved clothing, shoes, jewellery & accessories in a niche market alongside our monthly Kids Market. It will be weather ...
Where: Highlands Intermediate School, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 260A Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:30am on Sunday 30th April 2017
To: 11:30am on Sunday 30th April 2017
The Kids' Market is a niche market with over 35 stalls guaranteed of quality pre-loved kids' clothing, toys, books, baby gear & accessories as well as local businesses with new kids related products located at Highlands ...
Where: Highlands Intermediate School, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 260A Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:30am on Sunday 19th February 2017
To: 11:30am on Sunday 10th December 2017
The Pink Floyd Experience
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show. To also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ album the Pink ...
Where: TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 92 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:00pm on Wednesday 3rd May 2017
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Electric Vehicle Viewing with Q&A
Electric Vehicles are visiting new Plymouth on Wednesday 3 May as part of the Leading The Charge road trip. The road trip is running from 19th April to 10th May and events are being held all through New Zealand. ...
Where: New World, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 82 Courtenay Street , New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 12:00pm on Wednesday 3rd May 2017
To: 2:00pm on Wednesday 3rd May 2017