New Plymouth City Guide

New Plymouth
New Plymouth is the port and main city in the Taranaki region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The city is a service centre for the region's principal economic activities including intensive pastoral activities (mainly dairy farming) as well as oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production. New Plymouth is also a bustling financial centre as the home of the TSB Bank (formerly the Taranaki Savings Bank), which is the only 100% non-government New Zealand-owned bank. The population is about 49,000. Notable features are the botanic gardens (eg Pukekura Park), the 7km coastal walkway alongside the Tasman Sea, the 45 m high artwork called the wind wand designed by Len Lye, and views of Mount Taranaki (also known as Mount Egmont). It is also noted for being a coastal city with a mountain within 30 minutes drive, where residents and visitors to New Plymouth can snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day.
The Quality Hotel Plymouth
Only 10 minutes drive from the Airport. Easy walking to the main business district, the beach and the world renowned Pukekura Park Gardens.Airport Transfers & Business Centre available.
The Waterfront Hotel
Simply watch the waves roll in from New Plymouth's newest Hotel. Taking pride of place on the shores of the Tasman Sea, the Waterfront offers attentive service, luxurious accommodation, and exemplary dining.