The sunniest region in New Zealand for two years running

Taranaki has recorded the most sunshine hours  for both 2022 and 2021, although we’re certainly not shocked. New Plymouth has been consistently in the top three for the past few years, giving other regions a run for their money and making Taranaki a year-round, like-no-other, holiday destination, and sought-after place to live and work. 

Highlights of Taranaki

Winter Guide to Taranaki

Discover winter magic in Taranaki. Here's your ultimate guide to a winter getaway, like no other.

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An event line-up like no other

Come for the festival or event, and stay to discover a cranking creative scene, epic surf breaks, a dining scene full of flavour, and award-winning local brews.

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Rainy Days

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

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Free and affordable family fun in Taranaki

Who doesn’t have a tight budget these days, am I right?!

Here’s a list of all the fun free (or affordable) activities to do with kids around Taranaki.

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Coastal Arts Trail
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Spotlight on South Taranaki

With vast land coverage comes plenty of unique things to see and do. With so much more to discover than beaches and world-class surf breaks, South Taranaki offers ample points of historic and cultural interest, scenic picnic spots, welcoming cafés, and a thriving artist community. Take a look

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Taranaki go to guide

Find details of exactly what to see and do in Taranaki

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Family Fun

Our photogenic region is crammed with unique experiences, green spaces, and natural wonders. Whether you’re travelling with big kids or little ones, you’ll find plenty to do.

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Three Days in Taranaki

Vibrant, contemporary, and buzzing with copious things to do, see, eat, and experience, Taranaki is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, families, and arts- and culture-lovers.

Taranaki is humming!

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Spotlight on Stratford

Lying beneath the eastern slopes of Taranaki Maunga is the Shakespearean-themed town of Stratford.

The gateway to both the maunga and the Forgotten World Highway has a lot to offer.

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Liardet Street Projects

Liardet Street Projects is a must-do ‘hidden secret’ for anyone visiting Taranaki.

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Pouākai Crossing

The Pouākai Crossing is the premier one-day walk in Egmont National Park that takes in the highlights of the longer two to three day Pouākai Circuit.

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Taranaki Maunga Top Views

Taranaki Maunga is paved with hundred of kilometres of walking tracks – both short and long. But which ones lead to the best views?

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Surf Highway 45 - Six Foot and Glassy

Whether you’re a seasoned wave-hunter or just getting started, Taranaki’s Surf Highway 45 will have a wave waiting for you.

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Exploring the Forgotten World

New Zealand’s oldest heritage trail is 155kms long. Starting in either Stratford or Taumarunui it follows ancient Māori trade routes and pioneering farm tracks, through ambitious historic settlements, untamed native bush and stunning natural scenery.

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Getting here

Whether you're looking for a scenic road trip or an easy flight, Taranaki is just far enough away.

Download Taranaki Brochures

Venture Taranaki, in collaboration with the region's i-SITEs, write and produce a number of publications and guidebooks to encourage visitors to experience the region's best.

Download them here or find them at i-SITE Visitor Infomation Centres in New Plymouth, Stratford and Hāwera or by contacting us.
Forgotten World Highway
A Walkers Guide
9th Edition
Taranaki: An Insiders Guide
Surf Highway 45
Parks and Gardens
8th Edition
Museums and Galleries Guide
7th Edition

Visitor Story

Something here for everyone.

We've got so much on offer, all year round. 

Abundant in nature and history, and exploding with culture, arts, dining and hospitality - take a look at our Visitor Story.