New Plymouth, New Zealand

New Plymouth Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to New Plymouth

Mt TaranakiDominated (in the best possible way) by Mt Taranaki and surrounded by lush farmland, New Plymouth is this part of New Zealand’s only international deep-water port. The city has a bubbling arts scene, some fab cafes and a rootsy, outdoorsy focus, with surf beaches and Egmont National Park a short hop away.The sunny city of New Plymouth is the port and capital of the vibrant Taranaki Region and is located on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Famous for its black sand, world class surfing beaches, outdoor activities, glorious parks and gardens, New Plymouth is a  top holiday destination.

Blessed with unusual beauty, the Taranaki Region is a mecca for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Horse trekking skydiving, bungee jumping and glacial hiking are just a few of the limitless possibilities New Plymouth has to offer.

ThreeSistersBeachThe highlight of any visit to this diverse region is New Zealand’s most climbed mountain, Mt Taranaki, packed with hikers and climbers in the summer and popular with skiers in winter. Superb parks and the annual Rhododendron Festival are a delight to any gardener’s heart and culture seekers will not be disappointed by the Taranaki Museums where original collections of Maori artifacts, whale and moa skeletons, paintings and ornaments are on display.

New Plymouth is top tourist destination on a stunning location and an adventurous playground for young and old.

Getting around by car

Auckland to New Plymouth: 4 h 30 min (361 km) via State Highway 3 and State Highway 1

Wellington to New Plymouth: 4 h 29 min (353 km) via State Highway 3 and State Highway 1

Hamilton to New Plymouth: 3 h 10 min (240 km) via State Highway 3

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

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