Taranaki is a beautiful region whose landscape is forever dominated by the magnificent Mount Taranaki. In Taranaki adventure, art and nature combine to provide travellers with the perfect destination to explore, enjoy and relax.

New Plymouth

The Taranaki region, home to the spectacular Mount Taranaki, offers a natural playground for those who love an outdoor adventure. Located on the West Coast of the North Island, Taranaki is home to over 100 000 residents.

The region offers visitors an array of natural delights paired with creative displays and adventure en mass. If you are looking to explore nature, create memories and relax in serene surroundings then the Taranaki regions is the perfect destination for you.

Mount Taranaki, found in the Egmont National Park, is the heart of this region and feeds more than 50 rivers and streams in the area. The mountain provides a dramatic background for the region and is almost never out of sight.

You can enjoy a number of activities on the mountain including guided or self-guided walks, bush walks in the national park, rock climbing and even skiing during the season (approximately early July till early October).

New Plymouth

Home to world-famous surf spots such as 'Stent Road,' surfing is a popular activity in the region. You can visit the number of beautifully designed and immaculately maintained gardens in the area - some of which are world renowned. The region is home to a number of galleries and art trails showcasing the work of both local and international artists. If you love adventure then enjoy riding the rapids, dam dropping, sky diving, quad biking, horse trekking and more while in the Taranaki region. There are also some great museums in the area.

The main centres of the region include New Plymouth, Hawera and Stratford.

You can get to the Taranaki region by car, bus or plane. It is approximately 4 1/2 hours from Auckland and Wellington. You can fly direct from Auckland and Wellington (flight time 45 minutes and 50 minutes respectively).

There is a range of accommodation available in Taranaki including Hotels, Apartments, Backpackers, Motels and Holiday Parks.

Main Towns in the Taranaki Region

Other Towns in the Taranaki Region