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Clients won't miss the massive volcano that dominates every view in Taranaki, and can even take a hike to the summit to look down on the green fertile lands below.

The Taranaki region offers a huge range of outdoor activities. You can take a gentle stroll through cool native forest or embark on a multi-day hike. There’s river rafting, ocean surfing (some of the best in New Zealand), and winter snow sports all within easy reach. For a more gentle experience, clients can take in one of many art installations or catch a summer music festival.

The Best of Taranaki

  • Mount Taranaki – Clients can climb this volcano or walk or cycle around the 200kms of trails within Egmont National Park. There are also options to fly over by helicopter.
  • Surfing – Follow Surf Highway 45 to uncover dozens of breaks, or in April get amongst the surf festival.
  • Arts – Taranaki is full of art installations, sculptures and galleries including Govett Brewster Gallery, Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, The Wind Wand and Puke Ariki Museum.
  • Festivals and events – Clients can partake in numerous events including WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance), summer concerts at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, or sporting events such as cycling and ironman competitions.
  • Golf and gardens – Taranaki offers 17 nationally or regionally significant gardens, including Pukekura Park and Te Kainga Marire, and 20 golf courses.
  • Walking tracks – Clients can walk the coastal walkway in New Plymouth, within the rural and coastal forests along The Whitecliff Walkway or follow the lake on Eltham’s Lake Rotokare Walkway.

Further Information

Videos on the Region and other New Zealand Regions
Taranaki Regional Tourism Organisation (Venture Taranaki)
Find an i-SITES Visitor Information Centre
www.newzealand.com (Taranaki)

Climate & Weather:

December

Summer

AVG High

21 °C / 69.8 °F

AVG Low

13 °C / 55.4 °F

June

Winter

AVG High

14 °C/ 57.2 °F

AVG Low

6 °C / 42.8 °F

Attractions Taranaki

  • Surfing

    Surfing

    Taranaki’s semi-circle coastline is a surfing mecca: collecting 180 degrees of ocean swells, the surf is always pumping on at least one Taranaki beach.

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  • Pouakai Circuit

    Pouakai Circuit

    Completed relatively recently, the Pouakai Circuit ventures through some of the most beautiful areas of Egmont National Park.

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  • New Plymouth Coastal Walkway

    New Plymouth Coastal Walkway

    Stretch your legs along the award-winning walkway that goes from city to sea.

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  • Egmont National Park

    Egmont National Park

    Egmont National Park encompasses the huge volcano Taranaki (or Mount Egmont, as it is also known), and offers lush waterfalls, rainforests and mossy swamps. Mount Taranaki is...

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