With world-class surf breaks, famous black-sand beaches, the picture-perfect peak of Taranaki Maunga, and now the title of NZ’s sunniest region, Taranaki has so much on offer all year round. With a dynamic events calendar, spectacular parks and gardens, adventure activities galore, a vibrant food scene, and world-renowned arts and cultural experiences, Taranaki is a region truly like no other.

There is something for everyone in Taranaki – families, adventurers, cuisine connoisseurs, and arts and culture aficionados alike will be well taken care of. Not to mention the unique experiences on offer that are hard to come by anywhere else (the Goblin Forest, Forgotten World Highway, Wilkies Pools, and a tour of the Sugar Loaf Islands, just to name a few). Be immersed in the full mountain-to-sea experience as you explore Taranaki and let the wairua of the region re-energise and invigorate you.

Plan your visit to Taranaki:

See, Do, Experience

From trekking on the picture-perfect Taranaki Maunga, to visiting a world-renowned contemporary art gallery, or getting up close and personal with wild seals in a revitalised rescue boat, there’s so much to see and do in Taranaki.

Eat & Drink

With an abundance of cafes, restaurants, bars, and eateries right around the maunga, Taranaki is a foodies’ haven. With paddock-to-plate style menus, and locally made produce regularly featured, you’ll be spoiled for choice.


Covering all types of travellers, there are so many cosy, affordable, boutique, and luxury accommodation options in Taranaki.

What's On

Taranaki is known for its world-class events, such as WOMAD, Oxfam Trailwalker, Centuria Taranaki Garden Festival, and the NZ Tattoo & Arts Festival. Why not arrange your trip around the Coastal Arts Trail during one of these epic events and make a weekend of it in Taranaki.

Public Art
The Collaboration Boutique
Whanganui Regional Museum
Midnight Hour by Sam Lewry
Sam Lewry - Art Studio
Space Studio & Gallery
from out of the blue studio gallery
The Art Loft
Gallery, Studio
laura buchanan beach sand salt pottery clay bowl wheel thrown ocean sea surf
The Pottery Place NZ
Street Level Studiogallery
coastal arts trail jewellery studio
Ringcraft Moana Jewellers
Quirky Fox: Art & Framing
Quirky Fox
The Emporium
The Gables Gallery
Gallery, Public Art
Sue Cooke-Artist
Gallery, Studio
Gover St Gallery
The Brown Bach Studio
Fenton Street Arts Collective
Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
eightyeight putiki
Pokapū Gallery
Sally Laing Jewellery & Enamel
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre facade
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
Gallery, Museum, Public Art
Magpie - Rachael Garland Studio
Gallery, Studio
Square Edge Arts Centre
Square Edge Arts Centre
Koru on Devon Contemporary Gallery and Art space.
Gallery, Public Art, Street Art
Zimmerman Art Gallery
cutest studio/gallery in town
Pauline's Gallery/Studio
Gallery, Garden, Studio
85 Glasgow Street Art Centre
Gallery, Studio
A Gallery
Front verandah display/shop area
Suzanne McAllen Pottery
Gallery, Studio
The Art Studio
Gallery, Studio
King and Teppett
A table in the foreground with the words 'welcome to snails' in the background is the gallery with some doors.
Snails Artist Run Space
Cameron Jewellery
Ross Hyde Jeweller
Mangaweka 'Yellow Church' Art Gallery
Gallery, Studio
Rahera Creative
Gallery, Studio
Gallery, Studio
Tantrum Studio
The White Sail Gallery
Feilding and District Art Society
CazG Driftwood Lanterns
Whanganui Regional Museum
Gallery Patea
Quartz, Museum of Studio Ceramics
Percy Thomson Gallery
The Collaboration
WHMilbank Gallery
Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery
Janes Gallery Ltd
Art By The Sea Studio
the Square Shop | Square Edge Arts Centre
Louise Herdman Mosaics
Gallery, Studio
Whanganui Arts - at the Centre
Bason Botanic Gardens
Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery
Gallery, Garden, Public Art
Edith Gallery
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom
Gallery, Garden, Museum, Public Art, Street Art
Vostinar Gallery
CAS gallery building
CAS Contemporary Art Space
Paloma Gardens and Moto 71
Garden, Museum
Forbes + Flay
Gallery, Studio
Gallery, Street Art
Two women view public artworks on display at Te Manawa
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage
Museum, Public Art
Gallery, Studio
The Glass Gallery
Gallery, Garden, Studio
Kina NZ Design + Artspace
The Art Studio & Gallery
Gallery, Studio
The Village Gallery Eltham
Gallery, Public Art
New Zealand Glassworks – Te Whare Tūhua O Te Ao
Gallery, Public Art, Studio
Oil on canvas
Mark Bellringer Artist at The Bank Eltham
Renata's Art & Framing
The Bank Room
LUMEN Gallery
LUMEN Studios & Gallery
Gallery, Studio
Pihama Lavender
Gallery, Garden, Studio
On The Coast Art Karen Dey
A Place for Hammers, Jewellery workshop
Brown & Co
Puke Ariki
Maria Brockhill Clay Art
Gallery, Studio
Ohawe Beach Art Studio
Lysaght Watt Gallery from the street
Lysaght Watt Gallery
Hangar's Home by SwiftMantis, 2021
I am Hana - by renowned artist Mr G Hoete Art
Ngā Ika o te Wharepukapuka o Whanganui, Piharau
Bearing by David McCracken, 2011
Te Ao Hurihuri by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2007
Discover your Hāwera, by Lotte Hawley, 2020
Big Wave Territory, by John Reynolds, 2011
Round and Around by Steuart Welch, 2009
Untitled by Cracked Ink, 2019
rustle-swiftmantis feilding street art
Rustle in Feilding by SwiftMantis
all creatures great by paul dibble art
All Creatures Great by Paul Dibble, 1996
Giants Among Us by Konstantin (Kon) Dimopoulos, 2012
Pou Atua - Carvings of the Gods, carved by Craig & Tipene Kawana 2019
Leapfrog by Frank Foster
The Wind Wand, by Len Lye, installed 1999
Whaiwhakaaroaro Deep Thinker by Gregor Kregar, 2020
The Firkee-Wala, by Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia, 2014
United Divided by Phil Price, 2010
Untitled by Claire Foxton, 2019
Untitled by Mica Still, 2021
Handspan by Ross Mitchell-Anyon, 2002
Te Marae o Hine/Daughter of Peace by Fin DAC, 2020
Kotahintanga by Jason Paranihi and Edwin Barham, 2014
Encounter by Judd Bailey and Mark Southcombe, 2010
Mothers and Daughters, by Renate Verbrugge, 2020
Ōpunake surfboard fence, Egmont Community Arts Council, 2018
Villa Rustica by Gail Mason and Paul Johnson, 2015
Ghost of the Huia by Paul Dibble, 2010
Delphinium by Fraser Hubert Moreton, 2003
Cone Piece by Matt Pine, 1986
Tukotahi, by Filipe Tohi, 1991
The Homestead Entrance by Lisa Walsh, 2015
Aotearoa, by Michael Smither, 2007
Matua te Mana/Supreme Authority by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2009
Te-Manawa window mural
Rangitaane Ki Te Whenua
Numbers by Anton Parsons, 2007
Mural by Dan Mills, 2018
Protection in Adversity by Joan Morrell, 2003
Untitled by Mike Marsh, 2021
Untitled by Milarky, 2021
Peel back the layers of oneself by Cinzah, 2019
Transient Being by Hamish Horsley, 1997 and 2021
Edith Collier by Pat Perry, 2019
Dawn Chorus on the Fish of Maui by Paul Dibble, 2019
Ka Kahū Hōkioi Rorowhio Ai Aku Taringa by Charles & Janine Williams, 2020
Peaceable Kingdom by Brit Bunkley & Andrea Gardner, 2020
Arapaki Panels by Ngā Puna Waihanga Whanganui
Tram Bus Stop by Dan Mills, 2018
Balancing Act by Daniel Clifford, 2010
The Caring Column by Joan Morrell, 1985
Untitled by Elliott Frances Stewart, 2019
Drover and Dog by John Fuller
Peter Pan by Cecil Thomas, 1967
Untitled by Hayley Welsh, 2019
The Nectar Eaters by Paul Dibble, 2003
Halamoana, by Filipe Tohi, 2003
Sacred Kingfisher by Koryu88, 2020
Te Marae o Hine pou carved by John Bevan Ford, Warren Warbrick, and Johnson Takarangi,1990
Squishee the Alley Cat by Swiftmantis, 2020
Wings of Korimako, by Steve Molloy, 2018
Garden of Tutunui, by Kim Jarrett, 2006
Whatonga by Paul Horton, 2014
Ōpunake walkway ceramic sofa, by the Ōpunake Mosaic Group, 2016
Ngā Huruhuru Rangatira by Bob Jahnke, 2016
Cityscape by Guy Ngan
Returning Column by Greg Johns, 2008
Who's Afraid, Paul Dibble 2011
Body Language - Spirit of Place
Body Language - Spirit of Place
Stained Glass Window Panels by June Gillies, Olaf Wehr-Candler, Carmen Simmonds, Jim Dennison, Dean Flavell, 2003
Peter Snell by Chris Elliot, 2009
Te Peeti Te Awe Awe Statue located in The Square, Palmerton North
Te Peeti Te Awe Awe Statue
untitled art sculpture palmerston north
Untitled by David McLeod, 1983
William Shakespeare mural, by Elyse Lewis, 2021
Pare and Tukutuku Panels by Neil Ranginui, 2006
Waka Maumahara mo Pura McGregor by Cecelia Kumeroa, 2020
Untitled by Gina Kiel, 2019
The Whanganui Story by Greg Hall and Julie Greig, 2006-present
Aotea Waka
Aotea Waka, 1933
Untitled by Millo, 2020
Ghost Tower by Louise Purvis
Higginbottom Fountain by Arthur Vogan, 1971
Museum Mosaic by Don Wilson and Basil Benseman
Aorangi by Sean Duffell, 2022
Mauri-Ora Papatuanuku Me Tangaroa
Mauri-Ora Papatuanuku Me Tangaroa
Whio by Flox, 2021
Shakespeare Bust, by Roger Peters, 1998
Untitled by Amok Island, 2019
Hear My Train a Comin' by Brit Bunkley, 2011
Untitled by Dan Mills, 2021
Untitled by Liam Hindley (GASP), 2017
Rangiora Shelter by Claire Bell, 2020
Ruapehu by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2006
Pacific Monarch by Paul Dibble, 1992
Kereru by Paul Dibble, 2010
CJ Munro by Sonny Hawkins, 2011
Moorings by Peter Nicholls, 2013
Kārearea by Charles & Janine Williams, 2021
Te Ao Marama by Jacob Chrisohoou, 2019
River Dolphins by Mark Southcombe, 2010
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