NZ Pain Society 2016 Conference

A short walk from the North Egmont Visitor Centre leads to this memorial to climber Arthur Ambury and stunning views of Mt Taranaki.  Time: 10 min one wayThe walk begins at the Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre. Follow the boardwalk up past the Camphouse and turn right onto the Holly Hut Track. The track gradually ascends stairs to the monument.

On June 3 1918, Arthur Ambury gave his life in a heroic attempt to save William Edwin Gourlay who slipped on ice. Both died when they fell over the bluff. This monument was erected in their memory. This area is a great picnic spot.

Brooklands Zoo is a free, family focused zoo which is home to farmyard animals, oriental small-clawed otters, meerkats and both capuchin and cotton-top tamarin monkeys, as well as a selection of colourful birds housed inside a walk-through free-flight aviary. The Capuchin monkeys are fed daily between noon and 12.30pm.

Happy Chaddy has a lot to say, with many tales to tell along the way. He could keep you there most of the day, it depends on how long you want to stay. You could catch a fish or two, it's really up to you.

Join local legend Dave "Chaddy" Chadfield on a ride in a historic English lifeboat called Rescue 3.   You'll set out to explore the port and nearbly Sugar loaf Island Marine Park.  Chaddy shares a wealth of knowledge on the marine park and the islands that surround it.  You will hear about the history of both Maori and Caucasian explorers, and the highlights include passing a Seal colony and seeing numerous bird species nesting on the steep rock formations. 

This 3km heritage trail explores some of the significant events and achievements in central New Plymouth since the arrival of permanent European settlers in 1841. Self-guided using heritage trail booklet or join the knowlegeable and informative Puke Ariki guides on Sundays at 1pm.  Bookings advisable at i-SITE New Plymouth.

During the past 7 years Indigenous Ltd. has promoted Maori Culture within the local Taranaki region. We are passionate about sharing our culture with others and have enjoyed positive interaction with local, national and international organisations, groups and individuals. 

With ongoing Kaumatua consultation, guidance and support we offer programs, performances and experiences to enhance greater awareness and understanding of Maori culture, history and hospitality. Anyone with the heart to embrace culture is welcomed.

Climb through forest, alpine tussock and scoria covered slopes to the 2518 m peak of Mt Taranaki. This track is recommended only in summer conditions unless an experienced mountaineer or with a guide. Time: 8 - 10 hr return
New Plymouth's first commercial vineyard. Since there is little experience of what varieties are suitable for commercial production in Taranaki we have chosen a range which we believe withstand the climatic conditions. Come in and check out our choices. Wine tastings available by arrangement. Restaurant, cafe and function centre.

The Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is a pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Waiwhakaiho River at the northern end of New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway. Its spectacular shape and setting make it a popular landmark. The 83m long bridge is reminiscent of a breaking wave or a whale skeleton. It was designed and built by a consortium led by local company Whitaker Civil Engineering Limited and included Novare Design, CPG and Fitzroy Engineering. Coastal Walkway. 

The bridge is named after the adjacent pa site and the name itself is very old. The name references the rewa plant, an elevated flat area and a point of departure for a journey.