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.
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.
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, 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 (1 gb). 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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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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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
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
Little Bang, Big Bang - The Live Science Show
Join Nanogirl (Dr. Michelle Dickinson MNZM) and Boris her trusty lab assistant for science as you have never seen it before. Explosions (lots of explosions), liquid nitrogen ice-cream, hovercraft, smoke cannons - science ...
Where: TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 92 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 1:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
McDonald's Super Smash Central Stags vs Knights
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: Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Maratahu St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
The Great KidsCan Santa Run/Walk - New Plymouth
The Great KidsCan Santa Run/walk is all set to go in 20 centres throughout New Zealand. A major fundraiser for KidsCan, the Santa Run concept is simple - a 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit! Each adult receives a ...
Where: East End Surf Life Saving Club, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Nobs Line, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 11:30am on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
A Christmas Cabaret Show
Need a plan for your Christmas function? Performances on the night of aerial silks and cabaret acts. Craft beer available. With Fuzzy logic brewery launching some amazing IPA. Game shows with prizes. Dance floor and ...
Where: The Mayfair, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 69-73 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 2:00am on Sunday 11th December 2016
Folk 4 Kaikoura
As a part of a weekend full of folk music events to raise money for those affected by the Kaikoura earthquake, New Plymouth hosts the Taranaki concert of Folk 4 Kaikoura. This is like 'Band Aid' but without Bob ...
Where: The Fitz Restaurant & Bar, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 601 Devon St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 12:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
Puke Ariki Art and Craft Market
An array of quality arts and crafts at affordable prices. Please note we will be operating from 17th December up to and including 24th December for all your Christmas shopping.
Where: Huatoki Plaza, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: James Lane, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Saturday 5th November 2016
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 31st December 2016
Merrilands School Market
A Market with something for everyone. Stalls are new and pre-loved children's and adults clothing, books, toys, crafts, antiques and collectables, bric-a-brac. We have a BBQ, Cake stall, coffee van and fresh vegetables ...
Where: Merrilands School, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 7 Kauri Street, Merrilands, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:30am on Sunday 14th August 2016
To: 11:30am on Sunday 11th December 2016
New Plymouth soprano Bryony Williams has spent the past four years studying and performing in the UK. After singing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House in the Australian Singing Competition, she was awarded a ...
Where: 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 11 Baring Terrace, Strandon, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 3:00pm on Sunday 11th December 2016
To: 8:30pm on Sunday 11th December 2016