Top 21 things to do in Taranaki as voted by the Taranaki community.
1. Puke Ariki
Treasure trove of Taranaki's history and culture.
2. Taranaki Garden Festivals
Home to the Taranaki Rhododendron and Fringe Garden Festivals - not to be missed!
3. Pukekura Park
Stroll the many walks of this 100-year-old park - one of the most beautiful places in the world!
4. New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
A wander along the award winning 7km coastal walkway.
5. TSB Bank Festival of Lights
Check out the lights and sights at this nationally renowned festival that is New Zealand famous!
6. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
View contemporary art at one of Australasia's leading art galleries in the city.
7. Helicopter flight over Mt Taranaki
Fly over Taranaki's beloved icon - you will be amazed!
Experience different cultures through art, music and food - not to be missed!
9. Tawhiti Museum
Explore Taranaki's early history and unique depiction of the 1860s Taranaki land wars.
10. Row Boats at Pukekura Park
Take a romantic boat trip on the park's lake or feed the ducks.
11. Wakeboarding at Lake Rotorangi
Thrill at the speed of wakeboarding or water skiing.
12. Summer Concerts at TSB Bowl of Brooklands
Enjoy a world class concert at this stunning natural amphitheatre that is a truly unique setting.
13. Taranaki International Festival of the Arts
An event-packed biennial arts festival.
New Zealand's premier rhododendron garden set in a magnificent rainforest on the slopes of Mt Taranaki.
15. Todd Energy New Plymouth Aquatic Centre
Experience the kamikaze hydro slide, wave pool or spa area and gym.
16. Oakura Beach
Enjoy a family beach picnic on Oakura Beach.
17. Windwandering Bikes
Feel the sea breeze through your hair and enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you ride these unique bikes.
18. Forgotten World Highway 43
Step back in time and travel through historical landscapes of yesteryear.
19. Whitecliffs Walkway
Take a walk on the coastal walkway with an alpine back drop and the sea at your fore.
20. Surfing a Taranaki Wave
Surfing world class waves at one of the various Surf Highway 45's major surf breaks.
21. Chaddy's Charter's
A nostalgic trip on an old english lifeboat through the wonderful marine reserve.
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333 Upland Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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