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Spectacularly beautiful, Taranaki is a region of rural landscapes, amazing surf beaches, and a perfect cone-shaped mountain – Mount Taranaki – and it’s the perfect place for an inspiring road trip. Meander along winding river gorges or cruise quiet highways under the gaze of the mountain, stopping to explore wild surf beaches along the way. The region’s main center, New Plymouth, is a cosmopolitan town with great restaurants galleries and boutiques.

Whanganui River, Mount Taranaki, Photo Credit: James Heremaia


Experience Taranaki Region

  • Rural landscapes and amazing surf beaches
  • Mount Taranaki
  • Perfect place for inspiring road trips
  • New Plymouth Coastal Walkway


You´ll ❤️ these great things to see & do…

  • Mount Taranaki rising from green farmland is a spectacular sight – especially when iced with snow in winter
  • Surf Highway 45 follows the curve of Taranakis coastline – 105 kilometers of surf and some of the country’s best surf breaks
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery – New Zealand’s leading contemporary art gallery, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, is home to the collection of world-renowned modern artist Len Lye.
  • The Puke Ariki Centre combines a library, fascinating museum, visitor information centre, and café into one stunning building on the beautiful New Plymouth waterfront
  • The New Plymouth Coastal Walkway runs seven kilometres along the picturesque waterfront
  • Forgotten World Highway winding 150 kilometres from Stratford to Taumarunui, State Highway 43 offers a soul-satisfying road trip through a rugged landscape and tiny, isolated communities.


Useful Taranaki New Zealand Resources


Taranaki is a region located in the western part of New Zealand, known for its famous second-tallest mountain, Mount Taranaki. This area is perfect for those who love hiking and outdoor activities, with options for strenuous hikes, rivers, surf beaches, bush walks, national gardens, and more.

In addition to its breathtaking landscapes, Taranaki boasts a rich history. Visiting the museum is highly recommended, as there are plenty of museums and galleries to explore. Traditional crafts can be found in the city, making for great souvenirs and gifts for friends and family.

Opting for a day tour is the best way to explore the city, as it will take care of time management, accommodation, travel, and food. It is well worth the investment.

The Best Tours & Day Trips from/in Taranaki

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Pouakai Crossing Tour Taranaki

The Pouakai Crossing is Taranaki's premier one-day walk. Your knowledgeable guide will help you interpret the magical surroundings, providing you with information about the park's cultural and conservation history, and the unique native birds and plants around you. The day begins low on the slopes of the mountain, walking through gnarled and twisted trees dripping with mosses and ferns. You'll witness red water oozing out of the ground along the Kokowai Stream, while your guide explains the cultural importance of this area to local Maori. As you climb higher up the mountain, you'll enjoy breathtaking views over the fragile Ahukawakawa Swamp. This unique microclimate is home to many plant species - some unusual at this altitude, and some found nowhere else in the world. If time permits, you can also take an optional side trip to the mighty Bells Falls waterfall from our lunch spot at Holly Hut. Crossing the wetland, the terrain changes as the trail climbs up th....
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