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Local Attractions

New Plymouth is a city on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s known for its coastal walkway stretching from Bell Block to Port Taranaki. Te Rewa Rewa Bridge has views of towering Mount Taranaki. The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery shows contemporary exhibitions. Close by, Pukekura Park has botanical gardens and birdlife. Subalpine forests and waterfalls characterise Egmont National Park to the south.

New Plymouth Attractions

Pukekura Park

 There are multiple roads to access Pukekura Park. From the city centre, follow Liardet Street all the way to the end.

Easily accessible from the city centre of New Plymouth, Pukekura Park is not just your average city domain. Take your pick of multiple tracks through native and exotic trees to lookouts over lakes, water fountains, and check out more gardens to explore below. The park is very photogenic with its red footbridges, waterfall and waterwheel.

New Plymouth Attractions


Fitzroy Beach is at the end of Beach Road on the east side of the city. Back Beach has multiple car parks along the Surf Highway 45 just past Paritutu Rock.

The expense of this activity really depends on how well equipped you are. Some hostels in New Plymouth have free surfboard hire depending on availability, while wetsuit and board hire is usually around the NZ$30-40 mark. But you just can’t put a price on the famous surf beaches of New Plymouth. Check out Fitzroy Beach and Back Beach, or travel out of the city and find a ton of surf beaches along Surf Highway 45.

New Plymouth Attractions

Climb Paritutu Rock

Just look at that big rock and walk towards it. There is a car park for the rock at the end of Paritutu Road.

See that big rock at the end of the city? Don’t you just want to climb it? Well, you can! There’s a 15-minute walk right to the top of Paritutu Rock with unmatched views of the Sugar Loaf Islands, New Plymouth, Mt Taranaki and even the central North Island volcanoes of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe. Be prepared for a super steep climb to the top of the rock (which is more like a rock climb holding onto a chain fence).

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Located within 5 minutes of the New Plymouth town centre, the Parkside Motel and Apartments is in a relaxing garden setting, next to the New Plymouth racecourse.

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We offer 14 self-contained, spacious, comfortably appointed units, with off-street parking. 11 Studio and 3 x 1-bedroom units, with ocean or mountain views. All units are non-smoking.

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