Start your journey in New Plymouth, one of the largest towns in Taranaki. Known for its amazing art galleries, sculptures and studios. You will not be disappointed by the culinary expertise presented on your plate with an impressive selection of local eateries.
Experience a bit of New Plymouth's creative side with a visit to the Len Lye Centre, home to the mirror rolling façade. With many galleries around the area - including Koru on Devon(opens in new window), Gover St Gallery(opens in new window) and Kina NZ(opens in new window). Travel either on foot or e-scooter for a great chance to take in the amazing view of Mt Taranaki (Egmont).
If you prefer to walk, be sure to check out New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway. Where you can enjoy public art on display such as Len Lye's giant wind wand(opens in new window), light on land, and mothers and daughters.
After spending the day exploring New Plymouth, discover more of the region and cruise along the coastline exploring the Surf Highway 45, a surfers playground. Be sure to stop at surf towns such as Ōakura and Ōpunake as you head towards Hāwera.