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 - 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.
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.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - Discover what you've been missing with New Zealand's most trusted car rental brand, offering a wide range of late model cars, 4WDs and vans, available from more than 40 convenient locations nationwide. Avis rentals also include unlimited kilometres, free standard insurance, and 24-hour breakdown service from AA Roadside Assistance. You can also earn Airpoints Dollars™ when renting with Avis.
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.
Motel accommodation in New Plymouth with 18 self-contained, fully serviced studio and family units. Very quiet, wonderful central city location opposite Govett Brewster Art Gallery & Cafe. Free high speed Broadband Internet connection to all rooms. Fresh, locally roasted plunger coffee and complimentary bicycles for the fabulous coastal walkway which is just 100 metres away.
Mobile-friendly - 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
Welcome to Carrington Motel, the closest affordable Motel to Pukekura Park and the bowl of Brooklands. Set in a park like setting 500 meters from town facilities, our rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. We offer Off-street parking, BBQ, Guest Laundry, Wireless-Internet access, Office facilities. 16 units, can accommodate small group to big group up to 65 people or more.
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.
Feel nature's heartbeat right on the slopes of Mount Taranaki. Nestled at 905m above sea level on the south-eastern slopes of Mt Taranaki, within the beautiful Egmont National Park, is Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge. The lodge provides a rare opportunity for its guests to stay in a traditional mountain lodge within the bounds of a National Park.
Perfect transport or tour solution if someone in your group has a disability. We can carry wheelchairs, mobility scooters and power chairs. We offer a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle equipped with wheelchair lift and low steps. Capable of carrying large groups with provision to remain in wheelchairs. Disabled sports events, inclusive group charters, 'wheelie' friendly travel club, wheelchair accessible touring.
Mobile-friendly - Egmont Eco Lodge and Leisure Park provides one of the most tranquil spots to stay in central New Plymouth. Our Eco friendly holiday park provides accommodation for 150 guests. We offer a bed for every budget. Within our 7 acres of picturesque park-like surroundings we offer a full range of Accommodation options. Ideal group accommodation. 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.
Mobile-friendly - Choose from hundreds of tracks and trails across New Zealand to walk, cycle, horse ride or more! Maps, photos, descriptions and all the information you need to find your next adventure, wherever you are. The NZ Walking Access Commission is the government’s expert agency on public access to the outdoors.
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. A guided tour, drive you own RailCart, cleverly adapted to ride 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.
Escape to your own secluded tranquil retreat when staying at Kingfisher Cottage. Nestled above the bubbling Mangatoki Stream beside attractive bush, this charming two-bedroom, self-contained cottage, offers boutique accommodation options for discerning travellers. Just 15 minutes from South Taranaki town of Hawera, 10 minutes from Eltham. Ideal romantic haven, perfect for one or two couples or family of four.
Mobile-friendly - Amazing day trips to some of New Zealand's most beautiful and unique locations. Wander the sulphury paths of Rotorua, or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Coromandel. Our tours focus on really experiencing all NZ has to offer, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Bring your swimsuit and your walking shoes. Today is gonna get epic!
Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of either of our 5 or 6-berth motorhomes. We offer you a very individual and personal service, and are very flexible to your needs. We’ve travelled extensively in New Zealand, so we can give really good advice on where to go and what to do. Airport pickups available.
Small group guided tours for mature travellers. MoaTours holidays are designed especially for those who want to explore our beautiful countryside in a small friendly group with the care and attention of a professional Kiwi Guide. Enjoy special annual events, summer getaways and get to know the locals over relaxed lunches in their homes.
Discover New Zealand's wonderful gardens on one of our small group guided tours, from renowned gardens of national significance to some hidden gems that you'll never forget. You don't have to be a gardener to appreciate a beautiful garden and the wonderful hospitality the passionate gardeners, who welcome us into their homes as friends.
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EMR Taranaki Fundraiser Quiz
It's that time of year again - Our EMR Fundraiser Quiz in Conservation Week! Come and support EMR with an evening of fun, laughter and friendly (or serious) competition! The cool stuff: - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Winning ...
Where: Crowded House, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 93-99 Devon St East, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019
Trees for Survival Open Morning
You are invited to visit Moturoa School and see the native plant propagation and integrated learning programme in action, and hear about our Taranaki wide planting programme. The students are growing and learning ...
Where: Moturoa School, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: Pioneer Rd, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:30am on Tuesday 17th September 2019
To: 12:00pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019
Would you fight or flee? Chase or hide? Relax or focus? Are you taker or giver? Are you leader or follower? Idea or structure person? Rediscover yourself through Business Games. Series of 4 game sessions on ...
Where: The Virtue, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 12 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 3rd September 2019
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 24th September 2019
In August 1919 the Taranaki Museum opened its doors for the first time. Whare Kahurangi celebrates 100 years of collecting our region’s history, from the foundation gift of Māori taonga by William Henry Skinner ...
Where: Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Saturday 6th April 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 6th October 2019
Angles of Perception – Woven Form
The Meaning Angles: Geometric figures formed by two lines that begin at a common point or by two planes that begin at a common line. The space between such lines or planes, measured in degrees. Perception: The ...
Where: Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: Prospero Pl, Miranda St, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 10:30am on Saturday 14th September 2019
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 6th October 2019
Natural Expression: Conversations On Cons-art-vation
This Conservation Week, Conservation and Arts converge as “Natural Expression”, a series of intimate micro-sessions from conservationists and artists who emote, protect, and express nature and society in their own ...
Where: Shining Peak Brewery, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 59 Gill Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 8:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
James Reid Songbook Tour - From the Feelers to Solo
James Reid - the man behind some of New Zealand’s most beloved songs - announces a nationwide solo tour of 14 intimate venues across Aotearoa. From Whangarei in the north, to Invercargill in the south, James Reid ...
Where: 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 11 Baring Terrace, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 8:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Under 5's fun! Join us for a range of story, rhyme, craft or song with a very special conservation theme at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth as part of Conservation Week 2019. Fun and free - come along! This event is part ...
Where: Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:30am on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 11:30am on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Farm to Finger Event
A range of delicious finger foods for only $10 per person, served by our cookery and food and beverage students. Reserve your table now! To book, please email Robyn Trowern: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 7573100 extn ...
Where: Western Institute of Technology, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 20 Bell Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 12:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 1:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019
Time Management – Business Central
Set yourself up for a streamlined, effective and stress free working week. This course is for you if you feel time poor or stressed by your workload. You can increase your productivity without working longer hours. Learn ...
Where: Auto Lodge Motor Inn, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 393 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Wednesday 18th September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019