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The almost perfect volcanic cone of Mount Taranaki dominates the region. The usually snow capped peak forms an ever present landmark. There are some amazing walking opportunities on the slopes too.
In New Plymouth, see pioneering Kiwi artist Len Lye’s amazing 45 metre tall kinetic sculpture.
Taranaki is renowned also for its gardens, especially rhododendrons, and surf beaches so here there is plenty to see and do. If you have the opportunity, be sure to travel the “Forgotten Highway” and you will see some of the true New Zealand.
Prices from $200 to $230
630 South Road, New Plymouth, Taranaki.
Guests can embrace the New Zealand lifestyle and culture by relaxing in
plush home comforts, consuming sumptuous "home-cooked" foods and enjoying activities that will create lasting heartwarming memories.
Just 45mins flight from Auckland and Wellington, this region was the picturesque home to the making of the movie "The Last Samurai"
Local and close attractions and activities include, the city of New Plymouth only 6km away with the coastal walkway, Wind Wand, with the walking and biking track along the city foreshore. Many gardens and parks including world renowned Pukeiti, Pukekura Park and Brookland park and Zoo. Only 5min drive south on Surf Highway 45, Oakura beach and township with swimming, surfing and beach combing along with cafes, bars and gift shop.
Prices from $150 to $250
Located 35 minutes southwest of New Plymouth
Follow Surf Highway 45 and turn into Upper Pitone Rd, once at Patuha Lodge entrance meander 2Km over farmland to this secluded Bed and Breakfast, a great home whilst you explore Taranaki. Patuha Lodge offers 10 spacious bedrooms, all with ensuites, a lounge, mezzanine area with pool table and a dining area. There is a shared tea and coffee making area in the passageway. Patuha Lodge is a licensed facility. Packed lunches for those on a daily adventure in Egmont National Park, trekking the Pouakai crossing, Dawson falls, photographing Pouakai Tarns or Taranaki 'must do's'.
A 35 minute drive to New Plymouth, attractions there are Coastal walk/bike way, Pukekura Park, Wind wand, Len Lye Centre, Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, Puke Ariki Centre and Tupare garden.
Pukeiti Rhododendron gardens next door, explore fishing and one of the many golf courses in Taranaki. Locally - dining facilities in Okato, a little bit further to Cape Lighthouse, Parihaka pa and Opunake.
20 minutes to Oakura surf beach, many other surf locations along the coast.
45 minutes drive to New Plymouth Airport.
An ideal venue for families attending local weddings or functions, 10 bedrooms all under one roof, or a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle.
Prices from $150
10 Kms to New Plymouth CBD on northern fringe.
Jenny's offers you cosy, homely hospitality just 1km from Bell Block beach. I have two rooms available - each one has its own ensuite facilities. One room has a queen-size bed in it - the other has 2 single beds (one is a king single). Each room has a desk and chair and with free wireless broadband available makes it possible for guests to catch up on internet activity. A breakfast menu will be available on arrival for you to make your own choice of food for breakfast and served at a time to suit you. Homemade marmalade and home-grown rhubarb is included in the breakfast menu. Hot porridge and free range eggs are also available for breakfast.
Home-baking is always on hand to have with your coffee and tea snacks.
Bell Block is on your northern approach to New Plymouth with the Airport just minutes away. A new laundromat is just 400 metres away. Waitara is only a 10-minute drive away and the CBD of New Plymouth is 10km away. The Coastal Walkway now extends right out to Bell Block (within 400 meters of my property) and is a very popular place to walk or cycle. The Walkway meanders over an 11Km course following the rugged west coast of Taranaki, through the city and to the western side of New Plymouth. Good variety of restaurants within 2kms. Check out Pukekura Park, the Windwand and PukeAriki Museum when you get to the city. I am happy to help you plan your tour of the city or district or arrange a way for you to see them with a guide.