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Surfing is the big thing along the Taranaki coast, but the beaches and coastal walkways also draw swimmers and beachcombers. Fishing, be it surfcasting from the shore, trailing a line from a boat, or netting the delicacy whitebait at stream mouths during the season, is also popular.
Cycle Inn. To ride the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, rent a touring (aka road, not mountain) bike with helmet at NZ$10 for two hours, NZ$20...
Canoe & Kayak Taranaki. This store offers a range of guided trips taking in the best of the region's ocean and river paddling. Popular...
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