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.

The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
390 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
The price is AU$96 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Strandon, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of East End Reserve and Fitzroy Beach. Centre City Shopping Centre and Wind Wand are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"Lovely hotel, close to central shopping and restaurants. Clean, tidy and staff were very helpful. Marbles restaurant was amazing as well."

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2021

The Devon Hotel A Heritage Hotel
Plymouth International
Plymouth International
4 out of 5
220 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
The price is AU$109 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in New Plymouth CBD, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of East End Reserve and Fitzroy Beach. Saint Mary's Church and Centre City Shopping ...
4.4/5Excellent! (630 reviews)
"Clean and quiet"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2021

Plymouth International
Auto Lodge Motor Inn
Auto Lodge Motor Inn
4 out of 5
393 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
The price is AU$118 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Located in Strandon, this eco-friendly motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Puke Ariki and Saint Mary's Church. Pukekura Park and Observatory are also within 2 mi ...
4.2/5Very Good! (493 reviews)
"The property was OK, like rooms. were neat and clean, but view wise, there was nothing. Otherwise the Rooms, bathroom etc was excellent."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2021

Auto Lodge Motor Inn
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Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park
2.5 out of 5
1d Beach St, Fitzroy, New Plymouth
The price is AU$107 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Fitzroy cabin is on the boardwalk, steps away from Fitzroy Beach and East End Reserve. Fitzroy Golf Club and Te Rewa ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)
"The best location where near the beach. and everything else!"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park
Quest New Plymouth
Quest New Plymouth
4.5 out of 5
21 Currie Street, New Plymouth
The price is AU$131 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Located in New Plymouth CBD, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Centre City Shopping Centre and Wind Wand. Puke Ariki and TSB Showplace are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (495 reviews)
"Very central location, had everything we needed"

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2021

Quest New Plymouth
Stunning  new apartment  100mtrs from the beach!
Stunning new apartment 100mtrs from the beach!
18 Hamblyn Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Located in Strandon, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of East End Reserve and Fitzroy Beach. Fitzroy Golf Club and Centre City Shopping Centre are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Excellent home away from home
"Lovely modern property close to Coastal Walkway."

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Stunning new apartment 100mtrs from the beach!
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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