Port Taranaki is open for business. It’s time to cruise into Taranaki, a unique addition to your cruise itinerary.
Port Taranaki is the only deep water sea port on the west coast of New Zealand and can serve as your first port of call on arrival or last port of call connecting direct to Australia.
Committed to cruise excellence
Port Taranaki gives its commitment to making berth space available to fit your cruise itinerary and provides a gateway to the sunniest region in New Zealand.
Within the Blyde Whalf exists a 300m berth and draft of 12.50m to cater for the majority of cruise ships touring New Zealand waters.
Port Taranaki provides whalf facilities designed with safety in mind. A securely fenced barrier guides passengers off the ship to outside of the Port area. Shuttle buses are also able to collect passengers at the bottom of the gangway.
Information staff are available on site, to come on board, or be present at the bottom of the gangway to greet departing passengers and provide advice and answer queries.
Foreign speaking cruise vessels are also catered for via translated promotional brochures about the region. Information staff with the ability to translate can also be made available.
Port Taranaki appreciates that all cruise ships have unique passenger and crew requirements and a dedicated Customer Relationship Manager is available to ensure each experience is catered for, specific to each ship. Full customs services operate at Port Taranaki to cater for first port of call cruises.
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At the heart of the vibrant region stands picture-perfect Taranaki Maunga, offering walking tracks, authentic nature experiences, and spectacular views.
Taranaki is rich in history and boasts bloomingly beautiful parks and gardens, fascinating museums as well as a sparkling coastline offering beaches and surf breaks.
The 13km Coastal walkway connects Port Taranaki to the CBD and the eastern suburbs of New Plymouth. Passing surf breaks, architectural award-winning bridges, outdoor eateries, sculptures and artworks, a cycle path, and many scenic sights. It’s great to explore by bike.
The region’s capital New Plymouth has a coffee culture to rival almost anywhere.