Abundant in nature and history, and exploding with culture, arts, dining and hospitality - take a look at our Visitor Story. 

Something Here For Everyone

We’ve got so much on offer, all year round

Taranaki is as vibrant as it is peaceful. An extraordinary region with abundant nature, remarkable history, unique events and unrivalled experiences. Ski our maunga and explore Surf Highway 45 in the same day. Visit historic sites, Puke Ariki Museum and the award-winning Tawhiti Museum, to learn about the origins of our people and Aotearoa New Zealand. Take a truly unique journey along the Forgotten World Highway. Discover contemporary art at the world-renowned Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, and experience the energy of Len Lye’s amazing kinetic art and pioneering films.

And … have the time of your life at WOMAD and a long list of other high-calibre events. Explore world-recognised parks and gardens. Enjoy our sparkling bar, café and restaurant scene, right around the Maunga (which you might like to climb). Venture out on our fabulous coastal walkways following the edge of the mighty Tasman. Take in the endless horizon. Broaden yours forever. After you’re done - relax in accommodation ranging from luxurious, niche options or larger scale hotels, to B&Bs, family-friendly motels or fun backpacker hostels.

We’re famously hospitable

Taranaki offers something for everyone. Families, kids, garden and nature fans, music and art lovers, foodies, adventurers and more ...

If you’re looking for a unique, uplifting dose of the good life, you’ll find it right here, amongst our vibrant culture and nature. From Taranaki our ancestral maunga that guides and protects us, to the otherworldly Pukeiti rainforest, and right along the curve of our everchanging, beautiful coastline.

You’re always welcome at our place

Think you know Taranaki? It’s time for a fresh look. Don’t know us at all? It’s time you experienced all we have to offer. Either way, we look forward to seeing you. And when (or if) it comes time for you to go, we’ll send you off with a nourished, replenished and energised spirit.

Taranaki. An Experience Like No Other.