Taranaki

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.

Accommodation

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.

Galleries
Events
Public Art
Sue Cooke-Artist
Gallery, Studio
Gover St Gallery
Gallery
The Brown Bach Studio
Studio
Fenton Street Arts Collective
Gallery
Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
Gallery
eightyeight putiki
Gallery
Pokapū Gallery
Gallery
Sally Laing Jewellery & Enamel
Studio
The Gables
Gallery, Public Art
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre facade
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
Gallery, Museum, Public Art
from out of the blue studio gallery
Gallery
Magpie - Rachael Garland Studio
Gallery, Studio
Square Edge Arts Centre
Square Edge Arts Centre
Gallery
Koru on Devon Contemporary Gallery and Art space.
Gallery, Public Art, Street Art
The Art Loft
Gallery, Studio
Zimmerman Art Gallery
Gallery
cutest studio/gallery in town
Pauline's Gallery/Studio
Gallery, Garden, Studio
85 Glasgow Street Art Centre
Gallery, Studio
A Gallery
Gallery
Front verandah display/shop area
Suzanne McAllen Pottery
Gallery, Studio
The Art Studio
Gallery, Studio
King and Teppett
Gallery
A table in the foreground with the words 'welcome to snails' in the background is the gallery with some doors.
Snails Artist Run Space
Gallery
Cameron Jewellery
Gallery
Ross Hyde Jeweller
Studio
Mangaweka 'Yellow Church' Art Gallery
Gallery, Studio
L'ARTE
Gallery
Rahera Creative
Gallery, Studio
LOCKETT GALLERY
Gallery, Studio
Tantrum Studio
Studio
The White Sail Gallery
Gallery
Feilding and District Art Society
Gallery
Space Studio & Gallery
Gallery
CazG Driftwood Lanterns
Studio
Whanganui Regional Museum
Museum
Gallery Patea
Gallery
Quartz, Museum of Studio Ceramics
Museum
Percy Thomson Gallery
Gallery
The Collaboration
Gallery
WHMilbank Gallery
Gallery
Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery
Gallery
Staff
Janes Gallery Ltd
Gallery
coastal arts trail jewellery studio
Ringcraft Moana Jewellers
Studio
Art By The Sea Studio
Studio
the Square Shop | Square Edge Arts Centre
Gallery
Louise Herdman Mosaics
Gallery, Studio
Midnight Hour by Sam Lewry
Sam Lewry - Art Studio
Studio
Whanganui Arts - at the Centre
Gallery
Bason Botanic Gardens
Garden
Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery
Gallery, Garden, Public Art
Edith Gallery
Gallery
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom
Gallery, Garden, Museum, Public Art, Street Art
Vostinar Gallery
Gallery
Creative Woodwork
Gallery
CAS gallery building
CAS Contemporary Art Space
Gallery
Orphic
Gallery
Paloma Gardens and Moto 71
Garden, Museum
Forbes + Flay
Gallery, Studio
A Place for Hammers, Jewellery workshop
Studio
The Glass Gallery
Gallery, Garden, Studio
Quirky Fox: Art & Framing
Quirky Fox
Gallery
Renata's Art & Framing
Gallery
The Village Gallery Eltham
Gallery, Public Art
Puke Ariki
Museum
The Emporium
Gallery
The Art Studio & Gallery
Gallery, Studio
Oil on canvas
Mark Bellringer Artist at The Bank Eltham
Gallery
Ohawe Beach Art Studio
Studio
Kina NZ Design + Artspace
Gallery
Pihama Lavender
Gallery, Garden, Studio
New Zealand Glassworks – Te Whare Tūhua O Te Ao
Gallery, Public Art, Studio
Maria Brockhill Clay Art
Gallery, Studio
Two women view public artworks on display at Te Manawa
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage
Museum, Public Art
Brown & Co
Gallery
RESIDENT GALLERY
RESIDENT GALLERY
Gallery, Street Art
Lysaght Watt Gallery from the street
Lysaght Watt Gallery
Gallery
The Bank Room
Gallery
On The Coast Art Karen Dey
Gallery
LUMEN Gallery
LUMEN Studios & Gallery
Gallery, Studio
THE JEWEL AND THE JEWELLER
Gallery, Studio
A man stands inside a well-lit triangular tunnel, arms outstretched
Other
The Vitruvian Tunnel
August 2 - December 2, 2022
Exhibition
Have A Go ! Exhibition
November 14 - December 23, 2022
Exhibition
Laura Shallcrass
October 10 - December 2, 2022
Exhibition
MB Stoneman Printmaker
October 7 - November 30, 2022
Stratford Art Society - Spring 2022 Exhibition
November 18 - December 11, 2022
Exhibition
BRETT WILLIAMS EXHIBITION
November 14 - December 23, 2022
Exhibition
DAVID ROGER EXHIBITION
November 14 - December 23, 2022
Exhibition
Standing In My Own Light - E tū ana i...
October 8 - January 22, 2023
Exhibition
Collection Focus: Douglas MacDiarmid
October 29 - December 11, 2022
Exhibition
Interwoven - Kate Sione
November 23 - December 3, 2022
Exhibition
Side By Side - Joint Exhibition by Jennifer Patterson and...
November 10 - December 19, 2022
Exhibition
Emma's Special Friends
November 18 - January 31, 2023
Exhibition
Matatau 22
November 19 - January 29, 2023
Two model figurines confront each other
Exhibition
Artmosphere
November 26 - March 12, 2023
Exhibition, Festival, Live Art, Live Music, Workshop
Fakes & Forgeries ART Competition and Exhibition!
October 21 - January 21, 2024
Live Music
Daniel Champagne – 2022 NZ Tour {Whanganui}
December 2 - December 2, 2022
Exhibition, Other
OPEN ENTRY EXHIBITION - 'Taranaki: In Miniature 2022'
December 16 - January 29, 2023
Exhibition, Speaker
2022 Pattillo Whanganui Arts Review Winners Talk
February 16 - February 16, 2023
Other
Film Night: Richard Wotton 'Moments Later'
December 6 - December 6, 2022
Exhibition
Momotuhi ngutu (Lip font) - Brigham Anderson
December 7 - December 23, 2022
Exhibition
-eurocoop- Volker Hawighorst & Renate Verbrugge
December 7 - December 23, 2022
Exhibition
Air - Sue Dryden
December 7 - December 23, 2022
Workshop
Slow Fashion.
January 15 - January 15, 2023
Exhibition
Me.
December 8 - January 31, 2023
Exhibition
STORIES BY MY GRANDMOTHER 2023
January 20 - March 31, 2023
Other
Explore Tylee Cottage
February 11 - February 11, 2023
Exhibition
Sarah Wilkins exhibition
December 4 - January 28, 2023
Exhibition
SARAH WILKINS EXHIBITION OPENING
December 4 - December 4, 2022
Exhibition
UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Peter Peryer 'Holy Tomato'
December 3 -
Exhibition
UPCOMING EXHIBITON: Collection Focus - Charles Blomfield
December 17 -
Exhibition
Freed Up in Lockdown, A Solo Exhibition by Ewan McDougall
February 3 - February 26, 2023
Exhibition
A Double Edge Sword, Solo Exhibition by Dwayne Duthie
February 3 - February 26, 2023
Untitled by Claire Foxton, 2019
Big Wave Territory, by John Reynolds, 2011
Untitled by Milarky, 2021
Te Marae o Hine/Daughter of Peace by Fin DAC, 2020
Ghost of the Huia by Paul Dibble, 2010
Protection in Adversity by Joan Morrell, 2003
Squishee the Alley Cat by Swiftmantis, 2020
Edith Collier by Pat Perry, 2019
Body Language - Spirit of Place
Body Language - Spirit of Place
The Caring Column by Joan Morrell, 1985
Hear My Train a Comin' by Brit Bunkley, 2011
Pacific Monarch by Paul Dibble, 1992
feilding-street-art-Aorangi
Aorangi by Sean Duffell, 2022
Arapaki Panels by Ngā Puna Waihanga Whanganui
Stained Glass Window Panels by June Gillies, Olaf Wehr-Candler, Carmen Simmonds, Jim Dennison, Dean Flavell, 2003
Ruapehu by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2006
Te Marae o Hine pou carved by John Bevan Ford, Warren Warbrick, and Johnson Takarangi,1990
River Dolphins by Mark Southcombe, 2010
Handspan by Ross Mitchell-Anyon, 2002
Untitled by Amok Island, 2019
Leapfrog by Frank Foster
Villa Rustica by Gail Mason and Paul Johnson, 2015
Tukotahi, by Filipe Tohi, 1991
Halamoana, by Filipe Tohi, 2003
Untitled by Mica Still, 2021
Encounter by Judd Bailey and Mark Southcombe, 2010
ghost-towers-palmerston-north
Ghost Tower by Louise Purvis
Shakespeare Bust, by Roger Peters, 1998
Returning Column by Greg Johns, 2008
Peaceable Kingdom by Brit Bunkley & Andrea Gardner, 2020
The Wind Wand, by Len Lye, installed 1999
Untitled by Gina Kiel, 2019
Higginbottom Fountain by Arthur Vogan, 1971
The Firkee-Wala, by Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia, 2014
CJ Munro by Sonny Hawkins, 2011
Aotearoa, by Michael Smither, 2007
Sacred Kingfisher by Koryu88, 2020
Whaiwhakaaroaro Deep Thinker by Gregor Kregar, 2020
Waka Maumahara mo Pura McGregor by Cecelia Kumeroa, 2020
Untitled by Liam Hindley (GASP), 2017
Untitled by Cracked Ink, 2019
I am Hana - by renowned artist Mr G Hoete Art
Moorings by Peter Nicholls, 2013
Kotahintanga by Jason Paranihi and Edwin Barham, 2014
Rangiora Shelter by Claire Bell, 2020
Delphinium by Fraser Hubert Moreton, 2003
Garden of Tutunui, by Kim Jarrett, 2006
Ōpunake walkway ceramic sofa, by the Ōpunake Mosaic Group, 2016
Peter Snell by Chris Elliot, 2009
all creatures great by paul dibble art
All Creatures Great by Paul Dibble, 1996
Transient Being by Hamish Horsley, 1997 and 2021
Mural by Dan Mills, 2018
Museum Mosaic by Don Wilson and Basil Benseman
Tram Bus Stop by Dan Mills, 2018
Ngā Huruhuru Rangatira by Bob Jahnke, 2016
Te-Manawa window mural
Rangitaane Ki Te Whenua
Cone Piece by Matt Pine, 1986
Mauri-Ora Papatuanuku Me Tangaroa
Mauri-Ora Papatuanuku Me Tangaroa
Whio by Flox, 2021
Round and Around by Steuart Welch, 2009
Numbers by Anton Parsons, 2007
Drover-and-Dog-Statue-ManawatuNZ
Drover and Dog by John Fuller
Untitled by Mike Marsh, 2021
Untitled by Dan Mills, 2021
Giants Among Us by Konstantin (Kon) Dimopoulos, 2012
Untitled by Elliott Frances Stewart, 2019
Who's Afraid, Paul Dibble 2011
Kereru by Paul Dibble, 2010
Ka Kahū Hōkioi Rorowhio Ai Aku Taringa by Charles & Janine Williams, 2020
Untitled by Hayley Welsh, 2019
Te Peeti Te Awe Awe Statue located in The Square, Palmerton North
Te Peeti Te Awe Awe Statue
Cityscape-art
Cityscape by Guy Ngan
Discover your Hāwera, by Lotte Hawley, 2020
Balancing Act by Daniel Clifford, 2010
Whatonga by Paul Horton, 2014
Bearing by David McCracken, 2011
Pou Atua - Carvings of the Gods, carved by Craig & Tipene Kawana 2019
The Homestead Entrance by Lisa Walsh, 2015
Hangar's Home by SwiftMantis, 2021
Wings of Korimako, by Steve Molloy, 2018
The Whanganui Story by Greg Hall and Julie Greig, 2006-present
Untitled by Millo, 2020
Mothers and Daughters, by Renate Verbrugge, 2020
Dawn Chorus on the Fish of Maui by Paul Dibble, 2019
Pare and Tukutuku Panels by Neil Ranginui, 2006
Te Ao Hurihuri by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2007
United Divided by Phil Price, 2010
Peel back the layers of oneself by Cinzah, 2019
Te Ao Marama by Jacob Chrisohoou, 2019
rustle-swiftmantis feilding street art
Rustle in Feilding by SwiftMantis
Peter Pan by Cecil Thomas, 1967
Ōpunake surfboard fence, Egmont Community Arts Council, 2018
Kārearea by Charles & Janine Williams, 2021
William Shakespeare mural, by Elyse Lewis, 2021
Aotea Waka
Aotea Waka
The Nectar Eaters by Paul Dibble, 2003
untitled art sculpture palmerston north
Untitled by David McLeod, 1983
Ngā Ika o te Wharepukapuka o Whanganui, Piharau
Matua te Mana/Supreme Authority by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2009
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