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.
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.
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.
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.