New Plymouth’s Coastal Walkway: welcome to Taradise

New Plymouth started life as the port servicing the mellow, fertile dairying country surrounding Mount Taranaki.


Picture perfect Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and Mount Taranaki. © itravelNZ 

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Amber Court Motel Visit website

Welcome to Amber Court Motel, a family-oriented motel, centrally located within mins walk to restaurants, city centre, shopping, Pukekura Park, and New Plymouths famous walkway . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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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 . . . 

Awakino River Lodge Visit website

Awakino River Lodge is the secluded riverfront retreat that you’ve been dreaming of – an iconic historic building which captures the spirit of its diverse . . . 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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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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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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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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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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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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Surf Highway 45: New Plymouth to Hāwera

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

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Avon Motel Visit website

Situated on the southern approach to Hawera, close to the town centre, we offer a mix of studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units, all fully equipped . . . 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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