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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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
2019 Around the Mountain Organ Recital Series
The Music Innovation Trust of Taranaki is pleased to present the 2019 “Around the Mountain” Organ Recital Series, with organ recitals on the 1916 Alfred Brake pipe organ at the Wesley Methodist Church in Hāwera and ...
Where: Wesley Methodist Church, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 45 Regent St, Hawera, South Taranaki
From: 11:15am on Wednesday 24th July 2019
To: 12:15pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019
Xero - Walk In Wednesday
Not sure about Xero? Do you need some guidance getting the most out of Xero? Or are you thinking of trying out Xero? Pop in and enjoy a coffee with us between 9am - 11am on Wednesdays and receive free Xero help ...
Where: BDO, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 10 Young St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Wednesday 6th February 2019
To: 11:00am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
Para Sport Pop Up
The Para Sport Pop Up, a new and innovative initiative travels around New Zealand in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, telling the story of New Zealand’s 50-year Paralympic history, increasing awareness of ...
Where: Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Friday 27th September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 28th September 2019
Gypsy Blue and Dinner Service
Gypsy Blue (Kieran and Heather) are a local nomadic band following the music trails of Taranaki and further afield. The past 3 years has seen them play all over the country at markets, bars, clubs, and festivals with ...
Where: Cafe 487, Urenui, North Taranaki
Address: 487 Mokau Rd, Urenui, North Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Friday 26th July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Friday 6th December 2019
Pranic Healing Application Talk
You are welcome to hear a talk on how the pranic healing application system works and helps in so many areas. Do you suffer with colds, coughs, arthritis, aches and pains, infections of any kind? Pranic helps with ...
Where: Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 28 Young St, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 7:00pm on Friday 27th September 2019
To: 8:15pm on Friday 27th September 2019
Locals Day Taranaki
If you're a Stratford, Douglas, Te Wera or Toko resident and would like to experience the stories of our rail cart tour, come join us on 28 September 2019! All tours will be free of charge (it is essential you show ...
Where: Douglas Rail Station, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: Corner of Douglas Road and SH43, Douglas, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Saturday 28th September 2019
To: 5:30pm on Saturday 28th September 2019
Greek cuisine: celebrating mother goddess!
Mothers' cult was strong in every pagan culture including Ancient Greece. Mother goddesses were respected for their power and influence. Learn the mystic meaning of pomegranate in Greek culture. We will make tzatziki ...
Where: Manifold Coworking and Events Space, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Address: 21 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, Taranaki
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 28th September 2019
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 28th September 2019