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15 Best and Fun Things To Do In New Plymouth, New Zealand

Nestled between Mouth Taranaki and the Tasman Sea, the quiant seaside city of New Plymouth is a delightful place surrounded by lush green farmlands, incredible beaches, and plenty of picturesque parks.

In some ways, New Plymouth is a standard New Zealand town. However, its beautiful coastal walkway and pockets of cool street art and record stores set it apart from other places in the country. There is also an amazing sourdough bakery in a shipping container hidden along a colorful alleyway, begging visitors to walk along the paths to find the hidden gem. In addition, New Plymouth is home to world-class festivals like the World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD).

Read on to discover everything New Plymouth has to offer

The 15 Most Popular Things To Do In New Plymouth, New Zealand

15. The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary

4.7 ★★★★★ (61 reviews)

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Location: 37 Vivian St New Plymouth Central New Plymouth

Tel:  6-758-3111

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14. The Wind Wand

4.4 ★★★★☆ (428 reviews)

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Location: New Plymouth

Tel:  6-759-6060

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13. Mount Taranaki

4.8 ★★★★★ (448 reviews)

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12. Paritutu Rock

4.7 ★★★★★ (636 reviews)

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Location: Centennial Drive Spotswood New Plymouth

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11. Recreation Reserve

4.6 ★★★★★ (664 reviews)

Location: Strandon New Plymouth

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10. Pukekura Park

4.8 ★★★★★ (4,045 reviews)

Location: 10 Fillis St New Plymouth Central New Plymouth

Tel:  6-759-6060

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9. Back Beach Carpark

4.7 ★★★★★ (18 reviews)

Location: 4 Rangitake Drive Spotswood New Plymouth

8. New Plymouth Coastal Walkway

4.7 ★★★★★ (71 reviews)

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Location: 1 Hakirau St eastern end side of Bell Block Beach Port Taranaki New Plymouth

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7. Lake Mangamahoe

4.8 ★★★★★ (168 reviews)

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6. Puke Ariki

4.7 ★★★★★ (452 reviews)

Location: 1 Ariki St New Plymouth Central New Plymouth

Tel:  6-759-6060

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5. Tupare

4.8 ★★★★★ (476 reviews)

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4. Brooklands Zoo

4.6 ★★★★★ (628 reviews)

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Location: 30 Brooklands Park Drive Brooklands New Plymouth

Tel:  6-759-6060

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3. Pukeiti

4.7 ★★★★★ (782 reviews)

Location: 2290 Carrington Rd. New Plymouth

Tel:  800-736-222

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2. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery-Len Lye Centre

4.1 ★★★★☆ (926 reviews)

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Location: 42 Queen St New Plymouth Central New Plymouth

Tel:  6-759-6060

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1. Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

4.6 ★★★★★ (1,170 reviews)

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Location: Fitzroy New Plymouth

Tel:  6-806-4455

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in New Plymouth, New Zealand! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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