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

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.

Unwind and re-energise at Taranaki Thermal Spa. Sample local produce and find the perfect gift at the Huatoki Plaza Market, Taranaki Farmers’ Market, or the Seaside Market.

After a long day, rest easy in one of the many great accommodation options such as Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House or Brougham Heights Motel.

With so much to see and do in Taranaki, what will you discover?