DISCOVER THE BEST OF TARANKI
Many tourists travel to Taranki to scale the enormous stratovolcano, Mount Taranaki, after which the region is named, however there are many more sights to see and excitement to experience. The main city is New Plymouth which, as a coastal city, is one of the few places that you can travel from to snowboard, ski and surf on the beach in the same day. Notable attractions are the many botanic gardens like Pukekura Park, the 11 kilometre Coastal Walkway alongside the Tasman Sea, the ‘Wind Ward’, a 45 metre tall piece of art, and Paritutu Rock.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGION
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Taranki also sees the most sunlight hours, on average, across the whole of New Zealand and experiences a temperate climate making it perfect for outdoor pursuits. The towns form a strong region of productivity from agriculture to oil, and each has their own character and charm. Popular festivals in New Plymouth include the annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights, the Taranaki Powerco Garden Spectacular and the biennial Taranaki Arts Festival.