Make a chance to travel to Taranaki, where you get to see the best of mountains to sea experiences in New Zealand.
This place is full of hiking, walking, and other thrilling expeditions. Here are the best 7 things you must do in Taranaki!
Climb Paritutu Rock
This volcanic rock sticks out like a limb between the two New Plymouth beaches, Ngamotu Beach and Back Beach. You need to climb this mountain to get a view over New Plymouth and some of the Taranaki coastline.
This is the most easily accessible waterfall in the Taranaki region and also one of the most attractive. Located in the Egmont National Park, you need to take a 10-minute walk from the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre towards the popular native forest to these 18 meter high falls!
Cape Egmont Lighthouse
This Cape Egmont Lighthouse is photo-worthy on the most western edge of Taranaki and is surrounded by hills made by ancient volcanic lahars. This is just another amazing angle to Mt Taranaki! You must visit this lighthouse when traveling on Surf Highway 45.
Dam dropping is like a hidden gem of adrenaline activities in New Zealand. The tourism operators promoting much of this locally invented activity like skydiving and bungee jumping. But you would enjoy taking a kayak or water sled down the 8 meter Normanby Dam which one of the most attractive Taranaki activities for both locals and backpackers.
Hike the Poukakai Circuit
At Taranaki coast, surfing is so amazing that there is a whole highway dedicated to this sport, Surf Highway 45. The points of surf beaches are endless but the major ones include the beaches at Fitzroy, Kumara Patch, Road, Oakura, Stent and Ohawe.
Te Rewa Rewa Bridge
Sitting across the Waiwhakaiho River and in line with Mt Taranaki, the Te Rewa Rewa Bridges is a great design ideally frames the volcano at a. This bridge is also part of the Coastal Walkway, which is yet another highly-recommended walk along New Plymouth’s coastline. You will see some excellent surf breaks on either side of the river.
These are the most amazing and most popular must-dos that you cannot miss checking out in Taranaki if you plan to visit New Zealand.