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New Plymouth

4.3
Zoos · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Galleries
Where other cities run, New Plymouth prefers to stroll. With a laid-back atmosphere, sunny climate, pristine parks, and an abundance of art galleries, a trip to New Plymouth offers plenty of delightful relaxation. Take a gentle coastal walk, admiring the views of the water sparkling under the persistent sun. Meanwhile, Mount Taranaki looms above, dwarfing the city and beckoning hikers to the trails of its national park. Enjoy high-quality local cuisine at any one of a number of fine restaurants located in New Plymouth's center, along with good shopping opportunities. Our New Zealand driving holiday planner allows you to schedule your trip to New Plymouth, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Popular things to do in New Plymouth

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Zoo
Pukekura Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Puke Ariki
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from New Plymouth

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Specialty Museum
Tawhiti Museum Hawera
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mountain
Mount Taranaki Egmont National Park
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Pouakai Crossing Egmont National Park
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Scenic Drive
Forgotten World Highway Stratford
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in New Plymouth

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Garden
Pukeiti
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Island
Paritutu Rock
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Tupare
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Bridge
Te Rewa Rewa Bridge
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in New Plymouth

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Zoo
Brooklands Zoo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Back Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Pouakai Zoo
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in New Plymouth

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Hiking Trail
Te Henui Walkway
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Barrett Domain Walkway
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Huatoki Walkway
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Ratapihipihi Scenic Reserve Walk
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in New Plymouth

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History Museum
The Gables (Colonial Hospital)
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Hillsborough Car Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Te Henui Vicarage
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Art Gallery
Real Tart Gallery
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Canoe & Kayak Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Port Taranaki Walkway
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
West End Precinct
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Park
Kawaroa Park
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

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