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Destination: Taranaki & New Plymouth

Taranaki with its lush farmland, temperate climate is ideal for cows, the dairy industry and glorious gardens. Check out 10 Taranaki Gardens & Parks worth a detour, travel guide: NZ Jane for inspiration where to go and what to see. Seasonal variations will encourage visitors to return and a highlight for many Australian and New Zealanders is the well regarded Taranaki Garden Festival in October.

New Plymouth is a peaceful retreat from tourist hot spots. Your experience will be personal and intimate with Top 7 Things To Do in New Plymouth – Pacific Jane giving you a taste of what Taranaki province has to offer.

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Weekend in New Plymouth

A stunning Mount Taranaki dominates the plains of Taranaki making a great opening visual statement for the town. The mountain, the rolling hills, coastline and innovative architectural styles ...

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Forgotten highway weekend

Podocarp forest, waterfalls, rivers, landscapes, bird life and off the beaten track. Regional New Zealand in a forested green wrap, complete with tourism on rails. A podocarp forest is part of ...

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Hawera travel guide

Hawera is the main town of south Taranaki situated 70km from New Plymouth. Too often visitors are whizzing past on their way to the lights of New Plymouth. Hawera is home for a flourishing art ...

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Eltham travel guide

Eltham is one of those small towns where the very visible closure of main street shops could put you off stopping. Behind the loss of retail business is a fascinating community with a number of ...

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