North Island's West Coast Travel Guide


Plan Your North Island's West Coast Vacation

On a clear day, sometimes with a cover of snow, Mt. Taranaki (also known as Mt. Egmont) towers above green flanks of forest and farmland. The solitary volcano peak, symmetrical in shape like Japan's Mt. Fuji, sits at the heart of the Taranaki region, and the province has shaped itself around the mountain. Northeast of Taranaki, the provincial city of New Plymouth hugs the coast, and smaller rural towns dot the roads that circle the mountain's base.


North Island's West Coast Hotels

Bed-and-breakfasts are often stylishly converted country homesteads; sometimes they're custom built. Find luxury lodges... read more


North Island's West Coast Restaurants

Throughout western North Island, city restaurants and small, tourist-town cafés alike feature an overall sophistication you... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in North Island's West Coast

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


North Island's West Coast Experiences


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