Last Updated: 19 August 2019
New Plymouth's parks and gardens are beautiful to behold. Additionally, pull on your hiking boots and explore Mount Taranaki. The city of New Plymouth is known for its sunny climate, galleries and beautiful parks.
It's Also New Zealand's oil city with offshore rigs extracting natural gas and oil. New Plymouth is a town on the west shore of New Zealand's North Island. It is known for its coast Walkway extending from the Bell Block to Port Taranaki.
Te Rewa Bridge has views of towering Mount Taranaki. The Govett Brewster Art Gallery Shows Contemporary Exhibitions. Close by, Pukekura Park has botanical gardens and birdlife.
Subalpine forests and palaces characterise Egmont National Park in the south. The conical shape of Mount Taranaki gives a dramatic background to the city, a constant reminder that the hiking paths of Egmont National Park are only a short drive away. Down in the New Plymouth waterfront you will Find Puke Ariki, an excellent museum and heritage center, and the Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Center - New Zealand's first and only museum of modern art.
It's also the nation's first institution devoted to one artist, the pioneering film director and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye. During any time of the year, Pukekura Park is a place to unwind and revel in nature, it's got a kid's zoo and bush walks. You might also prefer To stroll across the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, a 13km promenade with magnificent views. Expect good shopping and an impressive selection of restaurants.
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