Craving a new adventure or challenge? There’s no better place than Taranaki this spring and summer to get your fix.
Dust off your running shoes and head to the stunning region like no other where you’ll find a host of active events for all levels of fitness.
With the phenomenal success of Coastal Five, the hottest new addition to the running calendar, the ‘run your way’ event offered five events to choose from, where you could run one or all of them, and undertake a marathon in the process. Missed it? Don’t worry, the Coastal Five will be back next year. Taranaki is warming up for the year ahead, filled with even more fantastic active events around the region. Which ones will you be taking part in?
Image credit: Coastal Five
Ring in the new year and tick-off a resolution early with the Good Home Off-Road Half Marathon on 15 January. Enjoy breathtaking views of the maunga mirrored over Lake Mangamahoe on the 21km loop through beautiful bush tracks. Registrations are open now.
Want to make a difference while walking with your whānau or friends? Sign up to the trailblazing Oxfam Trailwalker on 26-27 March and join thousands of Kiwis on a life-changing adventure to fight poverty and injustice.
Go on, give it a Tri at Taranaki Tri Festival on 26-27 March, set on the sparkling black sands of Ngāmotu Beach. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to join or enjoy from the sidelines as a spectator.
Come for the adventure, stay for the relaxing beauty
While you’re in Taranaki take timeout to explore, unwind, and refuel in the region offering unforgettable experiences like no other.
Still got a walking itch to scratch? Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s best hikes and trails such as the Pouākai Crossing, Dawson Falls, and countless more within Egmont National Park/Te Papakura o Taranaki.
Refuel at Rookie Sister Kitchen or Cafe Green Door for a laid-back lunch. For an indulgent, ‘Instagram-able’ experience try Monica’s Eatery or Social Kitchen in the heart of New Plymouth. Or for a fancy evening feast, book a table at the trendy Snug Lounge or The Burnt Place.