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.
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.
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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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
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 16th April 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
Taranaki Business Breakfast
Business Advisory firm, Staples Rodway, is delighted to invite you to a unique event that will celebrate the Taranaki business community and help to educate, inspire and spark conversation on some of the most important ...
Where: The Devon Hotel & Conference Centre, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 390 Devon St. East, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:00am on Tuesday 28th March 2017
To: 9:15am on Tuesday 28th March 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
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
Rhythm and Boogie
Join Miss Paula in a fantastic, fun-packed hour of music and movement for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in this inclusive class. A great way to introduce ...
Where: Rumpus Room, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 151 Gill St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:30am on Thursday 30th March 2017
To: 11:30am on Thursday 13th 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
Summer Breeze 2017
Set next to the stunning Tataraimaka River at the Old Okato Cheese Factory, Summer Breeze is a boutique festival with live electronic dance and folk music, art, fire performance, yoga, community circus, and positive ...
Where: The Old Okato Cheese Factory, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 1729 South Rd, Tataraimaka, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 12:00pm on Saturday 1st April 2017
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 2nd April 2017
Fitzroy School Gala
The world famous in New Plymouth Fitzroy Gala is back and better than ever! Fitzroy Gala is well-known for its delicious food so bring the family and come for lunch - there will be lots to see, do and try from ...
Where: Fitzroy Primary School, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Barriball Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 11:00am on Sunday 2nd April 2017
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 2nd April 2017