Explore Taranaki

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Taranaki like no other

Explore the unique region that is Taranaki, from the vibrant coastal city of New Plymouth,
to the natural wonders of Whangamomona, lush rain forest on the slopes of Mount Taranaki
and the beautiful gardens throughout the region. Our properties offer the
very best sophisticated, spacious and reasonably priced accommodation across Taranaki.

Taranaki Crossing

The Taranaki Crossing is Mount Taranaki’s premier one day walk and takes in the highlights of the longer Pouakai Circuit. If you’re only completing one tramp in Taranaki this is the one to do.

Dawson Falls

The falls was named after Thomas Dawson, the first European to discover this 18 m high waterfall in 1885. To Māori they are known as Te Rere o Noke or the Falls of Noke, a Māori warrior who hid from his pursuers behind the falls.

Forgotten World Highway

The Stratford to Taumarunui Heritage Trail was established in 1990 to give travellers an awareness of the rich and unique history along the route linking these important Taranaki and Central North Island centers.

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The small settlement of Whangamomona, buried in the hills of eastern Taranaki, declared itself a republic in 1989 and has since attained a sort of cult celebrity status.

Taranaki Pioneer Village

Taranaki Pioneer Village opened in 1976 and offers a unique opportunity to experience an outdoor museum representing the life of Taranaki pioneers from 1850-1950.

Forgotten World Adevntures

Forgotten World Adventures provide self-driven RailCart tours and RailBike tours along the decommissioned railway line of the Forgotten World Highway. Learn of a history unique to New Zealand and share a story and experience that belongs to everyone.

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The Coastal Walkway

The award winning Coastal Walkway is an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching almost the entire length of New Plymouth. Ideal for walking, running, cycling, skating, or simply enjoying the view of the dramatic west coast, the walkway connects popular recreational areas and the city center to the sea.

Our Glockenspiel

Stratford’s revered glockenspiel stands proud in the main street, Broadway, and is unique to New Zealand. Shakespeare’s most famous star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, emerge for the balcony scene, reaffirming their vows of love, four times a day,

Carrington Walkway

The Carrington Walkway meanders through Stratford’s urban bush and provides impressive views of Mount Taranaki. The walk begins at the historic Colonel Malones Gate and provides a choice of routes, with various track options available.

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