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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 per couple
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 $145 per couple
10 Kms to New Plymouth CBD on northern fringe.
Jenny's offers you cosy and warm, homely hospitality just 1km from Bell Block beach. I have two rooms available - each with ensuite facilities. One room has a queen-size bed in it, the other has 2 single beds (one is a king single) - all beds have electric blankets. Each room also has a desk and chair, heater, and free wireless broadband.
During post Covid-19, any guests that book will have exclusive use of their room/s and the hosted facilities - there will be no other guests on-site during your stay. As this is a home-based business, Jenny is on-site, but practicing good social distancing and health and safety procedures while delivering a home away from home experience.
A breakfast menu will be available on arrival for you to select your breakfast options which includes: Homemade marmalade, home-grown rhubarb, hot porridge, and free range eggs. This is served at a time to suit you. Home-baking is always on hand to have with your coffee and tea.
Bell Block is on your northern approach to New Plymouth with the Airport just minutes away. A laundromat is just 400m away. The New Plymouth CBD is 10km away. The Coastal Walkway now extends right out to Bell Block (within 400m of my property) and is a very popular place to walk or cycle. The Walkway meanders over an 11Km course following the coast, through the city and to the western side of New Plymouth. Good variety of restaurants within 2kms. I am happy to help you plan your sight-seeing of the city or district.