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Taranaki New Zealand


Taranaki New Zealand
The Taranaki region is mid way between Auckland and Wellington, facing the Tasman Sea on the West coast. This is ideal for outdoors sports and surfing. Skiing is also possible on Mount Egmont/Taranaki known as either Mount Egmont or Mount Taranaki located in Egmont National Park. Other activities include rafting, kayaking, golf, hiking, and swimming. Taranaki offers an alpine and national park wonderland, rolling green fields, a beautiful coast and enough Maori and colonial history to fill a library. Enjoy the great outdoors with mountain to sea experiences and everything in between.
Travel guides for Taranaki: visit.taranaki.info
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What to do in Taranaki

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NZ design and art, made in New Zealand    0.5 KM New Plymouth
KINA is a boutique design store,art gallery & on-line shop proudly supporting New Zealand/Aotearoa designers, craftspeople & artists. This is the perfect place to shop if you are looking for a distinctive slice of New Zealand made art and design. KINA is a destination for affordable gifts which express the enviable Kiwi individual spirit and style from jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, glass & more.
Puke Ariki (Museum of Taranaki)    0.3 KM New Plymouth
Puke Ariki is the new, united museum, library and visitor information centre for Taranaki. Puke Ariki tells the stories of Taranaki through exhibitions, displays, collections and interactive technology. 1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, 06 759 6060.
Dam Dropping    10.1 KM Stratford
White water sledge over a 30 foot spillway. Maori history, sledge around an old Maori Pa 'fortification'. Okahutiti Pa - The birthplace of the prophet Tohu Kakahi. "Excellent, professional and safe, well thought out, positive Maori aspect" - Harry UK. Run Times 9am, 12noon, and 3.30 pm 7 days a week.
Eastern Taranaki Experience    0.9 KM Stratford
A three-day get-away of moderate walking (45kms over 3 days) in the Eastern Taranaki Backcountry. Enjoy NZ native bush at its best in remote location and great farm and country hotel hospitality. Inclusive of all meals, transport, accommodation, 3 nights (linen bed). Starts from and returns to Stratford. Complimentary public transport pickup available. 2-5 people $450nz pp 6-10 people $420nz pp.
Gecko Tours and Wilderness Experiences    2.1 KM Wanganui
Guided wilderness tours in New Zealand. Suitable for independent travellers and backpackers. We run a five day tour through the central plateau region of the North island. Our tours can be personalised to suit larger groups of people booking together.

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Current and upcoming events in Taranaki

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0.5 KM New Plymouth
The Relaxed Concert Series is our award-winning series of relaxed and accessible concerts in partnership with the IHC Foundation. These performances focus on inclusion, participation and discovery opportunities for diverse audiences. Join us for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace - New Plymouth, Taranaki   Distance: 0.5 KM from New Plymouth
2 KM Hawera
Remember the great songs of the 70's & 80's. Taranaki's Premier Female Duet, JUST US, perform many of the great hits from these times in a night of nostalgia. Songs from the disco era plus Abba, Queen, ACDC, Fleetwood Mac, Pointer Sisters, Tina ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Shads Buffet & Function Centre - Hawera, South Taranaki   Distance: 2 KM from Hawera
0.5 KM Hawera
Tickets available in person South Taranaki i-SITE Visitor Centre or by phone on 062788599. It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hawera & District War Memorial Community Hall - Hawera, South Taranaki   Distance: 0.5 KM from Hawera
1.5 KM New Plymouth
Traditional music duo Polytropos An evening of many twists and turns. From toe-tapping jigs and reels to haunting slow airs and waltz's. A masterfully arranged selection of new and old tunes by Rennie Pearson and Oscar West. performed on the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: 4th Wall Theatre - New Plymouth, Taranaki   Distance: 1.5 KM from New Plymouth
4.2 KM New Plymouth
Cruise down memory lane and swoon over smooth melodies, love songs and tight harmonies delivered with lots of pizzazz! Starring singers Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon and Sharon Emirali, with a fabulous live band including Grant Winterburn, Lukas ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: City West Church - New Plymouth, Taranaki   Distance: 4.2 KM from New Plymouth
1 KM New Plymouth
Carrying on the latest summer tour craze SIX60 are playing across Aotearoa over six weekends in January and February 2021! This is set to be another groundbreaking tour for the multi-platinum selling band who recently sold over 130,000 tickets to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: TSB Bowl of Brooklands - New Plymouth, Taranaki   Distance: 1 KM from New Plymouth
0.5 KM New Plymouth
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King, take to the road in October with a two hour show to celebrate and recreate the magic of the NZ entertainment phenomenon that was the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace - New Plymouth, Taranaki   Distance: 0.5 KM from New Plymouth
4.2 KM New Plymouth
You are invited to our birthday party to celebrate the best musical, comic and memorable moments of our past 20 years! Starring Susan Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Milligan, Kelly Lim Harris, Lynette Martin and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: City West Church - New Plymouth, Taranaki   Distance: 4.2 KM from New Plymouth
4.2 KM New Plymouth
Frantic fiddling, breathtaking ballads, jigs and jollity, Irish jokes, you'll have Ireland in your heart to be sure, to be sure! Starring the amazing artists Susan Boland, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Paul Carnegie-Jones, Russell Dixon and Stuart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: City West Church - New Plymouth, Taranaki   Distance: 4.2 KM from New Plymouth
0.6 KM Hawera
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hawera Memorial Theatre - Hawera, South Taranaki   Distance: 0.6 KM from Hawera
0.5 KM New Plymouth
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace - New Plymouth, Taranaki   Distance: 0.5 KM from New Plymouth

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Taranaki

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Opunake Holiday Park    0.4 KM Opunake
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Stratford Town Holiday Park    0.8 KM Stratford
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Middleton Boat Ramp Opunake    0.8 KM Opunake
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Belt Road New Plymouth    1.9 KM New Plymouth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Breakwater Carpark    2.1 KM New Plymouth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Hotel Campervan Parking Lot    2.7 KM Wanganui
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Wanganui River Holiday Park    5.3 KM Wanganui
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Oakura Beach Camp    13.1 KM New Plymouth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Hollard Gardens    13.4 KM Stratford
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Kaponga Hotel    15.5 KM Stratford
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Dawson Falls Carpark Egmont National Park    15.5 KM Stratford
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Government Owned Land Camping    15.7 KM New Plymouth
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Potaema Carpark Egmont National Park    16.1 KM Stratford
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Oakura Beach    17.4 KM New Plymouth
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Egmont National Park Visitors Center Taranaki North Island    17.7 KM Stratford
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Oakura Beach Holiday Park    18.8 KM Hawera
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Rotorangi Camp    25.4 KM Hawera
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   (Fees Apply)
 
South Okato Beach    26.5 KM Opunake
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Patea Motorcamp    26.8 KM Hawera
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Okato Beach Paora Road Surf Beach    28.4 KM New Plymouth
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Mt Messenger Parking And Camping    48.5 KM New Plymouth
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Clifton Road Under Bridge Tongaporutu    52.2 KM New Plymouth
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free

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