About Taranaki

Otherwise known as New Zealand's secret paradise and dubbed the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet's Best In Travel 2017, Taranaki is a must-see destination. With a landscape that offers everything from mountain to sea, Taranaki is guaranteed to bring out the adventure seeker within. Mount Taranaki's peak is the central icon for the region, delivering a wide range of lifestyle experiences and dominating views, while the rugged coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki's west coast experience is undeniably a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.


Located just a short 20 minute drive from New Plymouth, Taranaki's major city, St. Georges by the Sea will have you feeling right at home as you explore everything the region has to offer. Whether you prefer to wake up with a view of the beach, a rural landscape or to the magnificent Mt. Taranaki, St. Georges has you covered.

There are countless opportunities to explore, experience and discover Taranaki - some of which include nature hikes & walking paths, fishing, mountain climbing, helicopter excursions, hunting, horseback riding, golfing, sport & recreation, surf & water, arts & culture, nature & wildlife, museums & heritage and more. Taranaki truly has something for everyone.



Renowned for its thriving cafe culture, local produce, culinary innovation and international flair, Taranaki offers vast eating and drinking options for you to enjoy.

Home of amazing events, a number of garden festivals and major sporting matches, Taranaki's arts and culture scene is worth the trip. New Plymouth contains one of New Zealand's best contemporary art museums, while the region hosts concerts, intimate exhibitions and more.



With your accommodations covered, we have compiled the following list of resources to help you plan your trip and would be happy to help you organize your adventures.