New Plymouth Tourism

New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is named after Plymouth, Devon, England, from where the first English settlers migrated. The New Plymouth District includes New Plymouth City and several smaller towns. The New Plymouth District is the 10th largest district (out of 67) in New Zealand, and has 1.7 percent of New Zealand's population. The district has a population of 74,184 – about two-thirds of the total population of the Taranaki Region. This includes New Plymouth City (56,300), Waitara (6,483), Inglewood (3,380), Oakura (1,359), Okato (561) and Urenui (429). The city itself is a service centre for the region's principal economic activities including intensive pastoral activities (mainly dairy farming) as well as oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production. It is also the region's financial centre as the home of the TSB Bank (formerly the Taranaki Savings Bank), the largest of the remaining non-government New Zealand-owned banks. Notable features are the botanic gardens (i.e. Pukekura Park), the critically acclaimed Len Lye Centre and Art Gallery, the 11 km (6.8 mi) Coastal Walkway alongside the Tasman Sea, the Len Lye-designed 45-metre-tall (148 ft) artwork known as the Wind Wand, Paritutu Rock, and views of Mount Taranaki/Egmont. As described under , New Plymouth won multiple awards in 2008. The city was in 2010 chosen as one of two walking & cycling "Model Communities" by the government. Based on New Plymouth's already positive attitude towards cyclists and pedestrians, the city received $3.71m to invest into infrastructure and community programs to boost walking and cycling. It is also noted for being a coastal city with a mountain within 30 minutes drive, where residents and visitors to New Plymouth can snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for New Plymouth in New Zealand. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore New Plymouth like a local. The nearest major city to New Plymouth is Raglan. Take a short trip from New Plymouth and set some time aside to explore the Raglan. Dotted with places like Bridal Veils Falls, Raglan Rock, Ngarunui Beach; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach New Plymouth, you'll have to take a flight to Raglan; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of New Plymouth are of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at New Plymouth.

  • How safe is New Plymouth for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in New Plymouth.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 57.6 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.67 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in New Plymouth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.09 USD

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