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
Fenton Street Arts Collective
Gallery
Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
Gallery
Gover St Gallery
Gallery
eightyeight putiki
Gallery
Pokapū Gallery
Gallery
Sally Laing Jewellery & Enamel
Studio
The Gables
Gallery, Public Art
The Brown Bach Studio
Studio
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
RESIDENT GALLERY
RESIDENT GALLERY
Gallery, Street Art
New Zealand Glassworks – Te Whare Tūhua O Te Ao
Gallery, Public Art, Studio
The Glass Gallery
Gallery, Garden, Studio
A Place for Hammers, Jewellery workshop
Studio
Lysaght Watt Gallery from the street
Lysaght Watt Gallery
Gallery
The Bank Room
Gallery
The Art Studio & Gallery
Gallery, Studio
Sue Cooke-Artist
Gallery, Studio
Brown & Co
Gallery
The Emporium
Gallery
Maria Brockhill Clay Art
Gallery, Studio
Ohawe Beach Art Studio
Studio
LUMEN Gallery
LUMEN Studios & Gallery
Gallery, Studio
Renata's Art & Framing
Gallery
Kina NZ Design + Artspace
Gallery
Puke Ariki
Museum
Two women view public artworks on display at Te Manawa
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage
Museum, Public Art
The Village Gallery Eltham
Gallery, Public Art
THE JEWEL AND THE JEWELLER
Gallery, Studio
On The Coast Art Karen Dey
Gallery
Quirky Fox: Art & Framing
Quirky Fox
Gallery
Pihama Lavender
Gallery, Garden, Studio
Oil on canvas
Mark Bellringer Artist at The Bank Eltham
Gallery
Carved taonga puoro and paintings
Exhibition
Ngā Hau Ngākau
May 14 - October 9, 2022
three clay figures
Exhibition
The Iny͂ People of Central Brazil
June 4 - October 9, 2022
Exhibition
The Pool Room
June 18 - October 16, 2022
Exhibition
Testing Ground
June 18 - October 16, 2022
A man stands inside a well-lit triangular tunnel, arms outstretched
Other
The Vitruvian Tunnel
August 2 - December 2, 2022
Exhibition
Art Glass 22
August 1 - October 31, 2022
Exhibition
Adam Portraiture Award 2022
September 23 - October 16, 2022
Exhibition
Twelve Paintings (colour by numbers) - Chris Cantillon
September 28 - October 8, 2022
Exhibition
Treasures Beyond - Tineke McLean
September 28 - October 8, 2022
Exhibition
DOUBLE HAPPY - Sarah Flourish
September 28 - October 8, 2022
Exhibition
Reclamations: Wellington artists join to reclaim their passion for art.
August 5 - October 30, 2022
Twists & Turns Sally Laing & Sons From the 9th...
September 9 - October 30, 2022
Exhibition
Bill Milbank: Selected Works
August 27 - October 24, 2022
Exhibition
Graham Fletcher: Twilight's Edge
August 27 - November 20, 2022
Twists and Turns
Exhibition, Sale
Twists and Turns
September 9 - October 23, 2022
Exhibition
Kaitaikitanga
October 1 - October 29, 2022
Exhibition
MB Stoneman Printmaker
October 7 - November 30, 2022
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, Festival, Live Art, Live Music
Art Trail Manawatū 2022 October 15th and 16th
October 15 - October 16, 2022
Workshop
Wet Plate Portrait Sessions
October 29 - October 30, 2022
Speaker
Public Talk: The History of the Wanganui Glass Company of...
October 29 - October 29, 2022
Speaker
Public Talk: History Speaks - The Sarjeant Time Capsule
October 18 - October 18, 2022
Other
Sarjeant Gallery Collection Store Tour
October 8 - October 8, 2022
Other
Sarjeant Gallery Collection Store Tour
October 9 - October 9, 2022
Exhibition
Marguerita Iremonger Exhibition
October 10 - November 10, 2022
Exhibition
Have A Go ! Exhibition
November 14 - December 23, 2022
Festival
Taranaki Arts Trail 2022
October 28 - November 6, 2022
Exhibition
Taranaki Arts Trail 2022 Artists Exhibition
October 21 - November 20, 2022
Exhibition
Manawatu and Taranaki Artist Exchange
November 5 - November 6, 2022
Speaker
Public Talk: Downfall - The Destruction of Charles Mackay by...
November 19 - November 19, 2022
Other
Walking Tour: "Mayor Mackay's Whanganui"
November 18 - November 18, 2022
Speaker
Public Talk: Monuments and Memorials
October 8 - October 8, 2022
Anthea Stayt
Exhibition, Festival, Live Music, Workshop
Artist Exchange |Art Trail Manawatū and Taranaki Arts Trail
October 8 - October 28, 2022
Exhibition
Laura Shallcrass
October 10 - December 2, 2022
Untitled by Liam Hindley (GASP), 2017
Pare and Tukutuku Panels by Neil Ranginui, 2006
Bearing by David McCracken, 2011
Kārearea by Charles & Janine Williams, 2021
Whatonga by Paul Horton, 2014
The Wind Wand, by Len Lye, installed 1999
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Drover and Dog by John Fuller
River Dolphins by Mark Southcombe, 2010
all creatures great by paul dibble art
All Creatures Great by Paul Dibble, 1996
Round and Around by Steuart Welch, 2009
Hangar's Home by SwiftMantis, 2021
Leapfrog by Frank Foster
Moorings by Peter Nicholls, 2013
Aotea Waka
Aotea Waka
Museum Mosaic by Don Wilson and Basil Benseman
Returning Column by Greg Johns, 2008
Ngā Ika o te Wharepukapuka o Whanganui, Piharau
Big Wave Territory, by John Reynolds, 2011
Who's Afraid, Paul Dibble 2011
Protection in Adversity by Joan Morrell, 2003
Villa Rustica by Gail Mason and Paul Johnson, 2015
Squishee the Alley Cat by Swiftmantis, 2020
Aotearoa, by Michael Smither, 2007
Cityscape-art
Cityscape by Guy Ngan
Shakespeare Bust, by Roger Peters, 1998
Sacred Kingfisher by Koryu88, 2020
Kotahintanga by Jason Paranihi and Edwin Barham, 2014
Ka Kahū Hōkioi Rorowhio Ai Aku Taringa by Charles & Janine Williams, 2020
Untitled by Milarky, 2021
Encounter by Judd Bailey and Mark Southcombe, 2010
Untitled by Hayley Welsh, 2019
Body Language - Spirit of Place
Body Language - Spirit of Place
Rangiora Shelter by Claire Bell, 2020
Untitled by Millo, 2020
Ruapehu by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2006
Untitled by Dan Mills, 2021
Untitled by Elliott Frances Stewart, 2019
Higginbottom Fountain by Arthur Vogan, 1971
The Homestead Entrance by Lisa Walsh, 2015
Waka Maumahara mo Pura McGregor by Cecelia Kumeroa, 2020
Matua te Mana/Supreme Authority by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2009
William Shakespeare mural, by Elyse Lewis, 2021
Stained Glass Window Panels by June Gillies, Olaf Wehr-Candler, Carmen Simmonds, Jim Dennison, Dean Flavell, 2003
rustle-swiftmantis feilding street art
Rustle in Feilding by SwiftMantis
Te-Manawa window mural
Rangitaane Ki Te Whenua
The Caring Column by Joan Morrell, 1985
Arapaki Panels by Ngā Puna Waihanga Whanganui
The Nectar Eaters by Paul Dibble, 2003
Numbers by Anton Parsons, 2007
Balancing Act by Daniel Clifford, 2010
The Whanganui Story by Greg Hall and Julie Greig, 2006-present
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Untitled by David McLeod, 1983
Te Ao Marama by Jacob Chrisohoou, 2019
Handspan by Ross Mitchell-Anyon, 2002
Wings of Korimako, by Steve Molloy, 2018
Pou Atua - Carvings of the Gods, carved by Craig & Tipene Kawana 2019
Garden of Tutunui, by Kim Jarrett, 2006
United Divided by Phil Price, 2010
Tukotahi, by Filipe Tohi, 1991
CJ Munro by Sonny Hawkins, 2011
Mothers and Daughters, by Renate Verbrugge, 2020
Untitled by Claire Foxton, 2019
The Firkee-Wala, by Lipika Sen and Prabhjyot Majithia, 2014
Untitled by Cracked Ink, 2019
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Ghost Tower by Louise Purvis
Ōpunake walkway ceramic sofa, by the Ōpunake Mosaic Group, 2016
Peter Snell by Chris Elliot, 2009
Whaiwhakaaroaro Deep Thinker by Gregor Kregar, 2020
Edith Collier by Pat Perry, 2019
Ngā Huruhuru Rangatira by Bob Jahnke, 2016
Ōpunake surfboard fence, Egmont Community Arts Council, 2018
Delphinium by Fraser Hubert Moreton, 2003
Untitled by Gina Kiel, 2019
Giants Among Us by Konstantin (Kon) Dimopoulos, 2012
Dawn Chorus on the Fish of Maui by Paul Dibble, 2019
Te Ao Hurihuri by Te Rangimarie Mareikura, 2007
Pacific Monarch by Paul Dibble, 1992
Peel back the layers of oneself by Cinzah, 2019
Kereru by Paul Dibble, 2010
Ghost of the Huia by Paul Dibble, 2010
Te Peeti Te Awe Awe Statue located in The Square, Palmerton North
Te Peeti Te Awe Awe Statue
Peter Pan by Cecil Thomas, 1967
Untitled by Mike Marsh, 2021
Cone Piece by Matt Pine, 1986
Tram Bus Stop by Dan Mills, 2018
Discover your Hāwera, by Lotte Hawley, 2020
Mauri-Ora Papatuanuku Me Tangaroa
Mauri-Ora Papatuanuku Me Tangaroa
Peaceable Kingdom by Brit Bunkley & Andrea Gardner, 2020
Untitled by Mica Still, 2021
Te Marae o Hine pou carved by John Bevan Ford, Warren Warbrick, and Johnson Takarangi,1990
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Aorangi by Sean Duffell, 2022
Halamoana, by Filipe Tohi, 2003
Transient Being by Hamish Horsley, 1997 and 2021
I am Hana - by renowned artist Mr G Hoete Art
Whio by Flox, 2021
Untitled by Amok Island, 2019
Hear My Train a Comin' by Brit Bunkley, 2011
Te Marae o Hine/Daughter of Peace by Fin DAC, 2020
Mural by Dan Mills, 2018
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