Visit Taranaki Region with Mighway

Rent a Private Motorhome in Taranaki Region


The locals love this slice of rugged paradise and it’s really not hard to see why. From the majestic Mount Taranaki to the award-winning Coastal Walkway there’s so much to discover. Mighway recommends at least 2 days here. Mount Taranaki, also known as Mount Egmont, is a dormant volcano, with the last major eruption occuring in the mid 1600s. The treks are best in summer and autumn, but well-experienced climbers with gear may want to take on the steep inclines when they're icy and snowy in winter. Mount Taranaki has one of the most symmetrical cones in the world, meaning it's steep on all sides. Visit Tahurangi Lodge, or go further up to the Dawson Falls, which features an 18-meter waterfall, to a variety of different heritage sites that include one of the world’s oldest operating generators, and the historic Camphouse on Mt. Egmont.


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Full House On Wheels

New Plymouth, Taranaki

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A Bright Star

Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui

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'Naki Dreamz

Manaia, Taranaki

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Somewhere Central

Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui

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Grace & Greg's Mercedes

New Plymouth, Taranaki

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Imperial Road Cruiser

Whanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui

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Paddy Wagon

New Plymouth, Taranaki

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Dave'n'Colleens Origin 4 Berth

New Plymouth, Taranaki

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Things to see and do near Taranaki Region


Mount Taranaki - Mount Taranaki is New Zealand's most perfectly formed volcano.

Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki is New Zealand's most perfectly formed volcano. It is around 120,000 years old and last erupted in 1775 and volcanologists agree that the mountain is 'dormant' rather than extinct. Often described as ‘New Zealand’s most climbed mountain’, Mt Taranaki provides non-mountaineers with an achievable summit challenge.<br><br> At lower altitudes you'll walk through tall rimu and kamahi trees; higher up the volcano, sub-alpine shrubs and herbfields are found above the snow line. Lush rainforests can be found on the mountain’s slopes and are a result of the area’s high rainfall and mild coastal climate.<br><br> The walking track network in this national park is extensive, ranging from a 15 minute stroll along the Kamahi Track to the three-day Pouakai Circuit. There's a veritable maze of tracks around the Dawson Falls area, including the walk to Wilkies Pools, a series of eroded rock pools connected with gentle waterfalls.<br><br> Taranaki is linked by legend to the mountains of the central North Island. As the story goes, Taranaki once lived with the other volcanoes of the central plateau - Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe. When he made flirtatious advances towards a pretty hill named Pihanga, Tongariro erupted in a jealous fury. Taranaki fled to the west, gouging out the Whanganui River on his way. Today Taranaki is still venerated and its summit is sacred to the Maori people of the area.<br><br> There are three entry points to the park - Manaia Road, Egmont Road and Pembroke Road.

Puke Ariki - Sited in New Plymouth, Taranaki, between the majestic Mount Taranaki and the wild Tasman Sea, Puke Ariki is a place of wonder, of excitement, of discovery and adventure.

Puke Ariki

Sited in New Plymouth, Taranaki, between the majestic Mount Taranaki and the wild Tasman Sea, Puke Ariki is a place of wonder, of excitement, of discovery and adventure. <br><br> Governed by the New Plymouth District Council, Puke Ariki is a triumph of the partnership between central government, regional government and businesses that encapsulates a spirit of generosity, vision and co-operation. <br><br> Four permanent exhibitions explore Taranaki’s past, present and future – telling the stories of the people and the region through displays, technology, multi-media and the people themselves – so there is always something new to learn and amazing to see. Puke Ariki is currently on a journey of change to update and refresh the long-term galleries - check out the plans for the future here. <br><br> Puke Ariki is a place where people come together and where there is a place for everyone.

Brooklands Zoo - Brooklands Zoo is a FREE, family focused zoo which is home to a diverse variety of species including farmyard animals, reptiles and amphibians, oriental small-clawed otters, meerkats, a brolga, Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Cotton-top Tamarins as well as a selection of colourful birds housed inside a walk-through free-flight aviary.

Brooklands Zoo

Brooklands Zoo is a FREE, family focused zoo which is home to a diverse variety of species including farmyard animals, reptiles and amphibians, oriental small-clawed otters, meerkats, a brolga, Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Cotton-top Tamarins as well as a selection of colourful birds housed inside a walk-through free-flight aviary. We have more than 113,000 visitors annually and look forward to seeing you!

Tawhiti Museum - The Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique enterprise.

Tawhiti Museum

The Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning. The museum features hand-crafted life-sized wax sculptures depicting scenes of local heritage and history, and scale models of local Maori pa. Includes Traders & Whalers, a boat ride through Taranaki history of 1820–40. Widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country, the museum uses life size exhibits and scale models to present our heritage in a series of super realistic and engaging displays. All these displays are designed and built on the premises in the 'Body Shop' and accompanying studios, which can be viewed as part of a museum visit.

On The Road: Forgotten World Highway


Sit back and enjoy this short episode of “On the Road” where Tim and Leo venture through the Taranaki region, and don't forget the Forgotten World Highway! Tim and Leo visit the Republic of Whangamomona, and give you a small taste of what the region has to offer. You can travel along the Forgotten World Highway from start to finish, Stratford to Taumarunui, and treat your eyes to some spectacular views. You'll know as soon as you reach Whangamamona, and more specifically by its welcome sign, and in our opinion, a great stop for that perfect Instagram, wahoo! So, book a camper with Mighway and see for yourself. Don't forget to follow our series on YouTube, and be inspired for your next adventure in New Zealand.

Campgrounds and Parks near Taranaki Region


Oakura Beach Holiday Park - Oakura Beach Holiday Park, where the surf rolls in from the Tasman Sea, offers fantastic beachfront holiday accommodation and a great choice of Oakura campsites, with some to suit all needs and budgets.

Oakura Beach Holiday Park

Oakura Beach Holiday Park accommodation is great for a fun and relaxing family beach holiday.

Oakura Beach Holiday Park, where the surf rolls in from the Tasman Sea, offers fantastic beachfront holiday accommodation and a great choice of Oakura campsites, with some to suit all needs and budgets. <br><br> Enjoy spectacular sea views, safe swimming and great surfing, nature walks and many other options for trips in the area. <br><br> Our comfortable affordable accommodation options, bring your tent or park up your campervan to enjoy a great Kiwi camping holiday the way it should be.

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New Plymouth TOP 10 Holiday Park - New Plymouth TOP 10 Holiday Park is situated in the heart of New Plymouth, Taranaki.

New Plymouth TOP 10 Holiday Park

Enclosed by stunning black sand west coast beaches and the majestic summit of Mount Taranaki, New Plymouth TOP 10 Holiday Park is a terrific place to set out from each day.

New Plymouth TOP 10 Holiday Park is situated in the heart of New Plymouth, Taranaki. <br><br> Bring your tent, motor home or caravan and enjoy one of our private tree-lined sites, or stay in a comfortable park motel, self-contained unit or cabin. <br><br> New Plymouth TOP 10 Holiday Park offers you a variety of accommodation to suit your holiday style and your budget. You are assured of a happy stay, and will appreciate the peacefulness of the park and the privacy, you get with the individually-tree lined park sites. <br><br> A great place to put up the tent, or park the caravan or motorhome.

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