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Pukekura Park , New Plymouth
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Unwind and soak in the tranquil atmosphere at Pukekura Park, widely regarded as one of New Zealand's most beautiful botanical gardens. This o
Scenic Walking Area
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Feel the sea breeze, admire the views of Mount Taranaki, listen to the sound of breaking waves, and go for a relaxing stroll, jog, or bike ri
Children’s Museum
Puke Ariki , New Plymouth
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Visit Puke Ariki, an innovative combined museum, library, and information center featuring exciting exhibits. Learn about Taranaki's history
Art Gallery
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The Govett Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand’s museum of contemporary art. The latest addition to the Govett-Brewster – the Len Lye Centre
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Te Henui Cemetery , New Plymouth
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Te Henui Cemetery, also known as New Plymouth Cemetery, is the oldest public cemetery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. It was first used in 1861
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Mount Taranaki , Egmont National Park
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Renowned for its eye-catching symmetry, snow-capped Mount Taranaki stands as one of the country's most active volcanoes. Reaching to a height

New Plymouth

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Zoos · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Galleries
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll. With a laid-back atmosphere, sunny climate, pristine parks, and an abundance of art galleries, a trip to New Plymouth offers plenty of delightful relaxation. Take a gentle coastal walk, admiring the views of the water sparkling under the persistent sun. Meanwhile, Mount Taranaki looms above, dwarfing the city and beckoning hikers to the trails of its national park. Enjoy high-quality local cuisine at any one of a number of fine restaurants located in New Plymouth's center, along with good shopping opportunities. To arrange what you want to do in New Plymouth, use our New Zealand trip planner.

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Where to stay in New Plymouth

New Plymouth's waterfront offers the most pleasant accommodations in the city, with boutique hotels and welcoming bed and breakfasts, along with rental apartments. Also close to the water, RV parks provide an excellent choice for families and campers. Farther out of town, expect to find motels and campsites, conveniently accessed by car or local buses.
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