Climb volcanic Paritutu Rock for spectacular coastal views.
Visit the Cape Egmont lighthouse. It's a wonderful spot for photography with distant Taranaki Maunga as a backdrop.
Step out along the five-hour Whitecliffs Walkway. Discover the famous white cliffs and Three Sisters rock formations then walk the hand-hewn Te Horo Tunnel (known locally as the Taniwha Tunnel).
Take a surf lesson with a local expert.
Art, history and culture
Taranaki is humming withsome of New Zealand’s most unique and diverse visitor offerings. Right around the maunga, you’ll find a vibrant and world-renowned arts and culture scene. There is something here for everyone- experience it for yourself at one of the following attractions.
Visit Puke Ariki, a world-class museum and heritage centre on New Plymouth's waterfront.
Walk New Plymouth's 12.7 km coastal walkway, past sculptures, beaches, rock pools, and the iconic Te Rewa Rewa Bridge.
Take a guided historical tour. Learn about the Taranaki Land Wars of the 1800s and the remarkable passive resistance movement.