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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Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park Visit website

With breathtaking views of the Tasman Sea and Mt Taranaki, Belt Road Seaside Holiday Park offers relaxing accommodation only 1.5km from the CBD. . . . 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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Jenny's Bed & Breakfast Visit website

Located in BELL BLOCK on the road leading direct to BELL BLOCK BEACH and the COASTAL WALKWAY access. NEW PLYMOUTH CBD is just 10 kms . . . 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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Hawera Central Motor Lodge Visit website

Opened 2008. 18 units: 14 x studios (sleep 2), 3 x 1-bedroom, (sleep 1-4), 1 x executive 1-bedroom (sleep 1-5); all designated non-smoking. . . . 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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Amity Court Motel Visit website

Built in 2009, Amity Court is perfect for both leisure and business travelers, Amity Court offer a range of luxurious accommodation options at affordable prices. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

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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BKs Egmont Motor Lodge Visit website

18 modern, spacious units, all smokefree: 11 studio (sleeps 2), 5 x 1-bedroom units (sleeps up to 4), 1 x 2-bedroom unit with a private . . . 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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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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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 . . . 

The Metrotel Visit website

Modern Motel Studios in New Plymouth We are located in New Plymouth’s CBD. Park the car for your stay and enjoy walking to a wide . . . 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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