Plan a day like no other with our list of the best things to do in Taranaki on a rainy day.

When Taranaki maunga is hiding behind grey clouds and rain spreads across the motu, don’t let it keep you from exploring the region like no other. Taranaki is humming with great indoor activity options for all ages, such as unique museums, an award-winning gallery, restaurants, bars, and eateries galore. There is fun for the whole whānau in Taranaki, no matter the weather.

Soak in mineral hot pool or float tank

Taranaki Thermal Spa offers private indoor hot pools to relax and soak in thermal mineral waters from Taranaki maunga, along with  sauna and massage treatments on offer.

Or hit your reset button by floating weightlessly in a luxurious mineral-rich environment at the Floatation Sanctuary. Float tanks are an amazing way to disconnect from some of the constant noise and distractions that creep into our daily lives and you will come away feeling completely rejuvenated.

Rent gear and catch a wave

Not afraid to get wet? Check out the sea conditions, and if safe, grab a board and trip down Surf Highway 45 and catch some of our world-famous waves! Rent a board from one of the local operators, Beach Street Surf Shop offers gear rental and surf lessons at Fitzroy Beach or try Vertigo in Ōakura and be sure to hire a wetsuit to keep warm on those wild rainy days!

Experience Surf Highway 45