In Taranaki there is so much to do, you could spend here all summer!
Hiking at Mount Taranaki
If you want to try and summit this amazing volcano, or go for a shorter hike - the mountain has infinite possibilities to spend days without getting bored!
We are only 8.5km away from the Lake Mangamahoe Mountainbike Park. Here you'll find a pump track and kilometers of single trails to discover.
Both for trail runners and road runners, there are endless opportunities. We are surrounded by national parks and lakes, which both have flat and hilly surfaces for runs. In New Plymouth you can run endless kilometers along the coastal walkway.
Parks and Gardens
Some of our favorite parks and gardens are Lake Mangamahoe, Burgess Park, Pukekura Park and the Dawson Falls.
They call it the Surf Highway for a reason! We have plenty of good spots for catching waves in this region of New Zealand. The beauty of our place is that you can switch between mountain and beach days, or even do both in one day!
New Plymouth
Shopping, museum, lots of nice places for coffee and food - it really is a fun city to explore!
Strawberry farm
Forgotten World Highway