New Plymouth Attractions, New Zealand

New Plymouth is your doorway into the wonderful region of Taranaki.

From the iconic mountain dominating the landscape to the wild and rugged black sand beaches, Taranaki is a place that offers adventure and fun.

Take a walk on the wild side and try our top 3 ranked adventure activities in Taranaki


Experience the thrill of dropping down the 8 metre dam on the Waingongoro River.

Body board down the sand dunes at Back Beach.

The best way to see this 46km long hydro lake.

Walks & Hikes

Take your pick of beautiful trails here in New Plymouth, or do them all!

Get off the beaten track with a private 4WD journey into the iconic high country.

The short climb to Paritutu Rock is well worth the effort. Paritutu Rock and the Sugar Loaf Islands were formed by volcanos.

Tramp the Matemateonga to a jetboat ride down the Whanganui River.

Heading off the beaten track and enjoying time out with nature is one of the most popular things to do in New Plymouth

Check out some of these unique attractions in New Plymouth

Unique Attractions

Soak and indulge your body and relax your mind.

Meet the extensive range of exotic wildlife at this family friendly zoo.

Be amazed at the beauty of one of New Zealand’s best private gardens.

Line up on the target and shoot for fun.

See how the settlers lived at this recreated pioneer village.

Often described as the jewel in New Plymouth's crown, Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of the city and is one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens.

Pukeiti's rhododendrons and other exotics create an explosion of colour amidst lush native rainforest.

Beautiful beaches, great for swimming and relaxation.

See how the settlers lived at this recreated pioneer village.


Multi award winning restaurant , where our motto “mangia bene, mangia italiano” , eat well, eat Italian, exemplifies our approach towards great service.

Governors Eatery and Bar focuses on regional cuisine that highlights the best local produce from the Taranaki region

The Orangery Restaurant at the Plymouth International is  la carte dining at its finest! Our restaurant specialises in Flambé, cooked at your table over a live flame by our maître d' and the team.

Our newly renovated Juliana’s Restaurant serves breakfast daily and superb a la carte evening meals every night of the week.

Salt is an all-round experience from start to finish as you are made to feel at home. We like to have fun and learn about our guests and share our experiences with them.

Inspired by the women of India, mothers who bring warmth and love to the most beautiful food.

True Kiwi cuisine, but don’t forget the tomato sauce.

New Plymouth has a great range of options for dining out to suit all palettes

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