Taranaki is a region of western New Zealand, named after its main geological feature: Mount Taranaki. The region offers a huge range of outdoor activities. You can take a gentle stroll through cool native forest or embark on a multi-day hike. There's river rafting, ocean surfing, and winter snow sports in Taranaki. Experience the thrill of riding down the historic Normanby hydro dam a locally invented adrenaline rush.
Taranaki main towns are New Plymouth, Hawera and Stratford.