Your hosts : Ross & Sheryll
Your hosts : Maree & Tony
New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is named after Plymouth, Devon, England, from where the first English settlers came.
A Mecca for trampers, climbers and surfers alike, New Plymouth is set in an environment that offers the best of the natural wonders these enthusiasts seek. With the extremes of surf and snow, Taranaki is certainly blessed with an unusual beauty rarely found in other parts of the world. The majestic volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki provides an incredible backdrop to the stunning coastline famous for it≠s scenic splendour, and the consistent surf crashing in from the Tasman Sea.
The natural attractions in the region have boosted the international profile of tourism in recent years. Like other pockets lying off the beaten track the area has become home to a plethora of potters, craftspeople and other artists providing a large range of galleries and studios to explore. A microcosm of the best, discover the magnificent contrasts of mountains, rivers bush, surf, sea, sand, walkways, paths and gardens.