Discover Taranaki

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Discover Taranaki


Welcome to Taranaki

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.

Hire a campervan with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

Getting to New Plymouth, Taranaki

The camper van we rented from Andy was so fun. The trip to NZ wouldn't have been the same without the van we had such a great time. The Mighway experience was so reliable and so was our host. I will be using it next time I come back!

- Laura M.

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.

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Visit Taranaki’s Mount Egmont

Whether you know it by its more common name, Mt. Taranaki, or its alias, Mt. Egmont, this 2,500-meter high mountain offers nature lovers, fitness enthusiasts, families, and individuals looking for an outstanding opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beauty that New Zealand has to offer.

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Experience a 3-Day Motorhome Itinerary

The 2017 World Masters Games is awe-inspiring event, but when you consider that they are being held in New Zealand, its intensity goes up even more. A true adventure waits for anyone who is participating or visiting the games and looking for the opportunity to explore this amazing country.

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Surfing New Plymouth to Hawera

There’s so many different extreme sport activities visitors want to explore when coming to New Zealand, but surfing will always be the classic adrenaline sport. Those that want to experience the best surfing in NZ should look into traveling the State Highway 45 that runs between New Plymouth and Hawera.

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