Accommodation in Taranaki
Taranaki with its fantastic surf, striking black sand beaches, iconic mountain, numerous hiking trails and beautiful gardens is an outdoor lover’s paradise and the perfect place to get back to nature.
There is also an upcoming of arts, crafts and cultural activities as well as great cafes and restaurants.
There is certainly no shortage of things to see and do in Taranaki.
More information about Taranaki
1. Mount Taranaki
Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters) located in Egmont national park offers year round activities from the eight and half hour hike to the summit for experienced hikers to the round Mount TaranakI Cycle Ride (150 kms). Find Out More >
2. Golf Courses
Taranaki boasts over 20 golf coarses ranging from small country courses through to immaculate professional courses. Find Out More >
3. Great Walks
There are number of great walks in Taranaki. Highlights include Mount Taranaki Summit Treak, New Plymouths Coastal Walkway, Whitecliff Walkway and Lake Rotokare walkway. Find Out More >
4. Surf Highway 45
100 km of black sand beaches and some of New Zealand’s most exciting surf breaks, also loads of great cafes and artist studies. Surf lessons are available. Find Out More >
5. New Plymouth
This major city of Taranaki enjoys dramatic views of Mount Taranaki as well as great art, sculptures, dining, shopping and loads of events. Find Out More >
6. Womad Festival (World of Music, Arts and Dance)
International festival held each year in March with music, art and dance acts from across the world. Find Out More >
7. Pukekura Park
Located right in the heart of New Plymouth, the park has a diverse range of landscapes from bush walks, botanical gardens, children zoo to lakes where you can row a boat. In the summer the Festival of Lights is a real highlight. Find Out More >
8. The Forgotten World Highway
Take the forgotten world highway for a highly memorable driving journey linking Taranaki and Ruapehu areas. This remote and only partially sealed route is built on colonial paths formed in the late 19th century. Find Out More >
There are a number of great fishing spots around Taranaki – from lakes and rivers to surf casting off the beach. There are also a number of fishing charters available to take you out into the ocean. A great way to get a real taste for Taranaki. Find Out More >
10. Kayak Around the Sugar Loaf Islands
Rent a kayak and paddle around the impressive Sugar Loaf Islands off the coast of New Plymouth. These striking mountains are the only remnants of volcanic activity in the area. Here you can also watch seals sunbathe on the rocks. Find Out More >
New Plymouth is a popular base for the region and easy enough to explore on foot.
Bus services offer regular services around the region. Also tour operators offer regular shuttles up Mount Taranaki and Egmont National Park.