he city of New Plymouth is known for its sunny climate, art galleries and beautiful parks. It is also New Zealand's oil town', with offshore rigs extracting natural gas and oil. Mount Taranaki provides a dramatic backdrop to the city, while reminding you that the hiking trails of Egmont National Park are just a short drive away.
In the rhododendron season, New Plymouth’s parks and gardens are beautiful to behold. Or pull on your hiking boots and aim for Mount Taranaki.