Taranaki: like no other

Taranaki’s catchphrase, that it is 'like no other' – is, at first glance, nonsensical: after all, no place is quite...


The picturesque Mount Taranaki. © HHH Collection photonewzealand

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Braemar Motor Inn Visit website

Braemar Motor Inn offers clean and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. Located only 300m from downtown shopping and business centre. . . . More . . . 

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New Plymouth’s Coastal Walkway: welcome to Taradise

New Plymouth has grown into a funky little city with the view from just about everywhere dominated by Taranaki’s paternal presence. Read the story . . . 

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Oakura Beach Holiday Park Visit website

Oakura Beach Holiday Park is located 15km west of New Plymouth just off Surf Highway 45. Most of our Units and campsites are located right . . . More . . . 

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Taranaki's gardens: a sight to make the heart sing

Taranaki's gardens are a sight to make the heart sing – especially since you don’t have to do the weeding. Read the story . . . 

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Stratford Kiwi Motels & Holiday Park Visit website

Set in beautiful Park like grounds, we are the closest Holiday Park to Mt Taranaki, and an easy 30 minute drive to New Plymouth, Hawera . . . More . . . 

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Mount Taranaki: picture-perfect peak

Taranaki is about as close as you can get to the ideal of volcanic beauty – almost perfectly round, its nearly symmetrical cone rising to a pointed summit, with a single crater. Read the story . . . 

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Fitzroy Beach Motel Visit website

Winner! Tripadvisor 2012 Travellers Choice Award!New and very quiet, opened March 2009. Quiet location, 200m from Coastal Walkway and Fitzroy Beach. . . . More . . . 

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The not-so-distant summit: day hikes to mountain tops

Mountain climbing doesn’t just have to be for the experienced or those inclined to take risks. There are plenty of spectacular summits in New Zealand that can be reached with little more than the right provisions, a propensity for physical exercise and common sense. Read the story . . . 

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The Devon Hotel New Plymouth

The Devon Hotel New Plymouth offers you an extension of everything that is great about the Taranaki region. Your hosts Peter and Rosemary will ensure . . . More . . . 

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Eating my words: dining out in Taranaki

The reinvigorated foodie scene in Taranaki means you're quite literally spoilt for choice from the moment you wake up... Read the story . . . 

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The Park Motel Visit website

The Park Motel sets a new standard of accommodation in Hawera. Set in an excellent location opposite King Edward Park, the swimming pool and sporting . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Surf Highway 45: New Plymouth to Hāwera

Taranaki's hemispherical coastline between Fitzroy and Hāwera is home to 180 degrees of ocean swell where you can almost be certain of solid, pumping surf. Read the story . . . 

Kerry Lane Motel Visit website

27 spacious studio and family units (2 access) in peaceful rural setting with mountain views. 23 units with well-equipped kitchens, microwaves, king and queen-size beds, . . . More . . . 

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Our marine reserves: treasures under the sea

In essence, the very simple overriding edict for a marine reserve is no take. Nothing may be removed: not fish, not seaweed, not stones, not feathers or shells off the beach. Read the story . . . 

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Brougham Heights Motel Visit website

'The Height of Luxury' Located in the heart of New Plymouth, only minutes walk to Pukekura Park, our fantastic foreshore walkway, downtown, restaurants, cafes and bars. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Climbing: facing your fear

Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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