Tawhiti Museum Visit website

The Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique heritage enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning. . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor Centre Visit website

The South Taranaki District catchphrase is "Real Energy" and that doesn't just apply to the region's major on and off-shore gas and oil resources. . . . More . . . 

Taranaki Regional Gardens Visit website

If you're in Taranaki, be sure to visit our three Regional Gardens - Pukeiti near New Plymouth, Hollard Gardens ,south of the mountain and Tupare . . . More . . . 

Puke Ariki Museum Visit website

Puke Ariki is an integrated museum, library, museum store and visitor information centre, located opposite Len Lye's Wind Wand in central New Plymouth. . . . More . . . 

Percy Thomson Gallery

The Percy Thomson Gallery is Stratford's public art gallery and was opened in June 2002. The gallery contains both exhibition areas and work areas for . . . More . . . 

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Must-Do's

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 in New Plymouth's art and cultural precinct. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway

The Coastal Walkway is a 12km journey to add to your own journey, a promenade par excellence that hugs the sea and grabs your senses all way along the New Plymouth coastline. Read the story . . . 

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Events and festivals

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.  Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

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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Natural attractions

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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Natural attractions

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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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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Natural attractions

The Goblin Forest: lush and fantastical forest

In the Goblin Forest, twisted kāmahi trunks lead the way through one of New Zealand's most epic, lush and fantastical natural spaces. Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

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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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 . . . 

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