South Taranaki Distrcit Council

A Mid West Wander Taranaki/Opunake


Last year Taranaki was judged the world’s #2 regional destination by Lonely Planet, who called it New Zealand’s ‘untouched gem.’

From the empty beaches of the Surf Highway to the summit of the picture-perfect mountain, it’s a great place to explore from the comfort of your motorhome.

World-class contemporary art galleries, spectacular alpine hikes, marvellous museums of almost everything, glorious gardens, myriad short walks – from coastal to alpine – and a wonderfully welcoming café culture make Taranaki a great destination, and an exciting events calendar will give you the reason to head back to Taranaki if it’s been a while since your last visit. And then there’s Mount Taranaki: brimming with short and long walks and the backdrop to fantastic photos of your adventures.

Now is the time to explore Taranaki and discover everything the region has to offer, and see just why Lonely Planet were so inspired.