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


Body board down the sand dunes at Back Beach.

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

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

Walks & Hikes

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

The short climb to Paritutu Rock is well worth the effort, Paritutu Rock and the Sugar Loaf Islands were formed by volcano's.

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

Wander the pathways of this internationally renowned rain forest garden.

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

Check out some of these unique attractions in New Plymouth.

Unique Attractions

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

Enjoy a world class concert at this stunning natural amphi-theatre.

See how the settlers lived at this recreated pioneer village.

Soak and indulge your body and relax your mind.

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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.

While New Plymouth might be small, our reputation for good food and award winning locally produced wine is legendary

The Strand Accommodation
464 Devon Street East,
New Plymouth, New Zealand

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