New Plymouth Motel Accommodation, Taranaki, New Zealand

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New Plymouth

Taranaki's Top 10 Must Do Experiences

New Plymouth is a Top tourist destination in a stunning location and an adventurous playgound for the young and old. 

Famous for its Black Sand, World class surf beaches, Mount Taranaki, its glorious Parks & Gardens and award winning walkway are just a few reasons why you must check out New Plymouth!
Heres some of the top experiences.

 

1. HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER MT TARANAKI

 
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Heliview is your North Island mountain helicopter flight specialists, flying over Mt Taranaki and Mt Ruapehu, the North Island's two highest mountains. Heliview are ranked in the Top 3 AA 101 Must Do's nationwide.


"We chose Heliview to fly us around Mt Taranaki and drop us off at our wedding it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!"
 

2. DAWSON FALLS

 
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Dawson Falls sits at the top end of Manaia Road 14 km from Kaponga. The drive to the road end is through scenic native forest. Kaponga is an easy drive west of Stratford and Eltham.

This stunning waterfall is located within walking distance (10 minutes) of the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre in Egmont National Park.

 

 

3. T.S.B FESTIVAL OF THE LIGHTS

 
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New Plymouth's gem, Pukekura Park, is transformed into a wonderland of lights!  Fluorescent pebble paths sparkle beneath excited feet, majestic trees and plants glow, and waterfalls and lakes shimmer and shine beneath thousands of lights
 
 

4. NEW PLYMOUTH COASTAL WALKWAY

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The award-winning Coastal Walkway is a 10km path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching all the way to Bell Block.
 
Ideal for walking, running, cycling or skating, or simply enjoying the view of the dramatic west coast, the walkway runs from the Hickford Park, Bell Block to the east to Port Taranaki to the west, with numerous pedestrian access points dotted along the way.

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5. PUKEKURA PARK

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Often described as the jewel in New Plymouth's crown, Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of the city and is one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens.

 

6. SUMMER CONCERTS AT T.S.B BOWL OF BROOKLANDS.

The TSB Bowl of Brooklands is a unique venue comprising an impressive outdoor sound stage and a large grass amphitheatre set against the backdrop of New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park. The bowl is a spectacular venue for summer concerts and when night comes, visitors and performers are spellbound as the lighting on the stage and surrounding trees takes effect. 

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7. OUR FAVORITE BEACHES

 
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There are wonderful safe swimming beaches, as well as more than 50 prized spots for surfing around the coast. The iron sands of the beaches are testament to previous volcanic activity and on a summer day there is plenty of heat left in them for an evening swim.

In 2007 Fitzroy East End and Oakura beaches became the first Blue Flag accredited beaches in Oceania. 

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8. PUKE ARIKI

 

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Puke Ariki is a world-class knowledge centre where library, museum and visitor information are combined to tell the stories of Taranaki - past, present and future. 

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9. CLIMB PARATUTU ROCK

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One of New Plymouth's landmarks with fantastic views from the top!
The entrance and start of the track is on the Northern side and it takes about 15 minutes to climb. The track is a hard walk/scramble to the top but the views are spectacular and well worth the effort. You can see all of the New Plymouth coastline, city, port, and the Sugar Loaf Islands.

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10. SUMMIT CLIMB UP MT TARANAKI

 
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Mount Taranaki is the second to highest in New Zealand's North Island and stands alone in the west. It dominates the province. Rising 1500 metres from the highest road end, Mt Taranaki is a significant challenge. It requires a good standard of fitness, walking skills, physical endurance and respect to reach its summit.

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Your Hosts: Kelly-Anne & David
 

Lockwood Manor Motel

47 Hobson Street, New Plymouth

Phone 06 758 0582
Reservations 0508 758 7580
Fax 067580580
Email:info@lockwoodmanor.co.nz

 

 

 


 

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