Sea Kayaks on Beach at dawn, Abel Tasman National Park © Photo Images NZ
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Forgotten World Highway: a rugged beautiful drive from Taumaranui to Stratford

Drive this remote 150-kilometre highway and pass over four mountain saddles, through a mysterious one-lane tunnel and along a meandering river gorge.

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The Goblin Forest: lush and fantastical forest

Head to East Egmont and walk the Kamahi Loop Track to the renowned Goblin Forest where twisted kamahi trunks lead the way through one of New Zealand's most epic, lush and fantastical natural spaces.

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Len Lye Centre: a remarkable building for a remarkable artist

Celebrate Modernist filmmaker, sculptor, painter and poet Len Lye in this striking single-artist gallery, finalist in the World Architecture Festival Awards, and central to New Plymouth's art and cultural precinct.

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New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway

You get the impression that a city forward-thinking enough to open an art-space as epic as the Len Lye Centre...

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WOMAD: a world of music, art and dance

New Plymouth has hosted WOMAD since 2005. And, to use a quaint and formal term, it goes off.