Located on the western side of the North Island, Taranaki is looked over by its namesake maugna.
Framed beautifully by the coast and mountain ranges, Taranaki is a nature-lovers paradise.
If you’re looking for a more urban getaway, you’ll want to head for New Plymouth. The largest city in Taranaki, it offers plenty to keep travellers entertained.
Not only is New Plymouth a base from which to begin a number of amazing hikes (in the Egmont National Park, in particular), it also hosts a range of memorable annual events and fun activities. In addition, it is home to popular dining options and coastal vistas.
This underrated part of the country offers a lot to travellers who make the time to pay it a visit!