With a picture-perfect landscape, gorgeous galleries and cafés, and spectacular summer events, it’s easy to see why Taranaki calls itself the region ‘like no other.’
The province wraps itself around the 2518m central peak of Mt Taranaki, which offers over 300km of walking trails – from the gentle to the intrepid. Beneath this is a lush skirt of native bush, green pastures dotted with stunning gardens, and a vivid surf coast that offers countless waves, sheltered beaches and cozy coastal cafes.
With a rich history of both war and peace, it’s no wonder Taranaki has some amazing museums to explore, from Nigel Ogle’s Tawhiti Museum and Traders and Whalers ride in South Taranaki to New Plymouth’s Puke Ariki, or one of the many other private and public museums in between. The region is also home to cutting-edge contemporary art at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, a bustling local arts scene, and a range of internationally-acclaimed cultural and sporting events.
Top this off with a lively café scene with seriously good coffee, great wine, delicious home baking, and a stylish selection of boutique accommodation options, and Taranaki will win your heart, delivering a visit truly ‘like no other’.