It’s all here in Taranaki - a place like no other.
You won’t have to go too far to discover truly unique events, vibrant arts and culture, and decadent dining once you’re ready to explore our beautiful country again.
With so much on offer all year round, Taranaki has something for everyone.
From families to garden and nature lovers, art-lovers and foodies to adventurers, and more, there's plenty for you to experience during Taranaki’s spring festival programme.
Be delighted by Taranaki’s blooming beauty during the Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival, which this year, run alongside the Taranaki Arts Trail, and Feast Festival.
There’s a lot happening this summer too!
See Pukekura Park after dark at the TSB Festival of Lights and party in the park with friends and family during the Summer at the Bowl line-up of concerts. With performances from Aotearoa’s homegrown sensation Lorde and bands like L.A.B, the 2021 line-up is a guaranteed good time.
In February AmeriCARna, Taranaki's very own of celebration of American muscle cars will bring the region’s streets to life. While in March thousands of Kiwis will discover the Taranaki region by taking part in New Zealand's greatest team endurance event, the Oxfam Trailwalker. To top this off, after much anticipation and a pandemic hiatus, WOMAD New Zealand is set to return to the Bowl of Brooklands on 18-20 March.
While you’re here, take the opportunity to explore the maunga and Surf Highway 45 in the same day, indulge your taste buds with sumptuous food and discover a world of art from the stunning contemporary Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, to thought-provoking exhibitions at public and private galleries throughout the region.
Visit historic sites, Puke Ariki and the award-winning Tawhiti Museum to learn about the region’s turbulent beginnings and for a truly unique journey into the pioneering past, journey along the aptly named Forgotten World Highway.
Whatever the time of the year, you’re always welcome in Taranaki. Make a weekend of it and take a fresh look at all Taranaki has to offer, and when it comes time for you to go, you’ll be sent off with a nourished, replenished and energised spirit.