New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region. The area, while primarily known for its
agricultural and dairy farms also offers the visitor a rich history, great
walks in native bush parks, the beautiful
coastline nearby, and a range of sights, including neat colonial and contemporary New Zealand
The city is known for its proximity to both sea and mountain, with Mt Taranaki rising to the south
of the city, visitors could surf and ski on the same day.
The town is full of interesting historic places and you can view these by taking the New Plymouth
Heritage Walkway. This walkway guides you through 30 historic sites in and around the city.
The statue in the above picture is named Karanga, and was donated to Rangimare
Maori Arts & Crafts society during the first Taranaki Festival of New Zealand Arts.
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