- New Plymouth is around four and a half hours drive from Auckland, with a coastal highlight the rugged west coast surf beaches on State Highway 3.
- From Wellington your travel is via Whanganui with its river and arty crafty character.
- Air New Zealand has direct flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to New Plymouth
Check out What’s so great about Hawera, Eltham, Manaia, Okato, Opunake, Inglewood, Oakura and Patea for where to go and what to do.
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