New Plymouth

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New Plymouth featuring a bridge, a river or creek and mountains
Taranaki’s commercial and cultural hub is known for its gardens, international arts festivals and long-distance walking tracks through natural areas offering spectacular views.

Visit New Plymouth for outstanding museums, art galleries and Māori cultural attractions. Known as the main gateway to Taranaki, the city is the ideal place to base yourself when exploring some of the region’s top natural areas.

Cycling, bushwalking and swimming are just some of the activities available in this charming city. Wander along a coastal promenade or relax on one of New Plymouth’s sandy beaches, such as the popular Fitzroy Beach. As well as restaurants and cafés with outdoor seating, the city is home to a number of great wine bars where you can sample New Zealand’s best wines.

Pukekura Park is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The 52-hectare (128-acre) park contains exquisite formal gardens, bushwalking paths and children’s playgrounds. Admire a diverse collection of indigenous and exotic flora in the park’s fernery and display houses. Pukekura Park hosts one of the country’s premier international arts festivals, WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance), in March.

The Coastal Walkway is a long-distance walking path with outstanding views of the ocean and city. The promenade is also ideal for cycling and jogging. As you make your way along this walkway take in beautiful beaches, jagged cliffs and picturesque farmland areas. Stop and admire the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, a fascinating architectural structure and a highlight of the walkway.

Spend a day exploring the city’s museums and art galleries. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery displays modern artworks and is known for its collection of works by New Zealand-born modernist filmmaker and sculptor, Len Lye. The gallery also features a cinema, a café and a museum. Stop at Puke Ariki, a combined museum and library with many artefacts relating to Taranaki’s Māori heritage.

Drive to New Plymouth from Auckland in less than 5 hours or fly into New Plymouth Airport, just 11 kilometres (7 miles) from the centre of the city. With waterfront hotels, lodges and self-catered apartments, you’ll find accommodations to suit your needs while you relax and enjoy New Plymouth.

Where to stay in New Plymouth

The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, 4312
The price is AU$104 per night from 21 Jul. to 22 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New Plymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was average in cleanliness."

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2022

The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
Plymouth International
Plymouth International
4 out of 5
220 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, 4312
The price is AU$108 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New Plymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (709 reviews)
"Love staying here regardless of “vip” benefits"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2022

Plymouth International
Novotel New Plymouth Taranaki
Novotel New Plymouth Taranaki
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Of Hobson And Leach Streets, New Plymouth, 4312
The price is AU$151 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in New Plymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (384 reviews)
"A nice samll boutique hotel"

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2022

Novotel New Plymouth Taranaki
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Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park
2.5 out of 5
1d Beach St, Fitzroy, New Plymouth, 4312
The price is AU$103 per night from 25 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Stay at this beach cabin in New Plymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (66 reviews)
"The fact it is beach front and the surf conditions were great, it is perfect."

Reviewed on 7 Apr. 2022

Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park
Quest New Plymouth
Quest New Plymouth
4.5 out of 5
21 Currie Street, New Plymouth, 4601
The price is AU$154 per night from 26 Jul. to 27 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in New Plymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (512 reviews)
"Fast check in."

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Quest New Plymouth
The Residence Fitzroy
The Residence Fitzroy
3 out of 5
1 Clemow Rd, New Plymouth, Taranaki, 4312
The price is AU$135 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star apartment in New Plymouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Fitzroy Golf Club and East End Reserve ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"Loved how cosy & modern it was. Especially loved the shower. Can't fault the place, other than the noisy people running around upstairs"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2022

The Residence Fitzroy
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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