New Plymouth is the main city in the Taranaki Region and services the region's farming activity, as well as oil, gas and petrochemical production. It's a city where you can access the mountain or the water to ski, snowboard, surf or fish all in the same day. New Plymouth has won several awards including being selected in 2010 as one of two walking & cycling "Model Communities".
Some of the features are:
A popular event is the annual Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular (Rhododendron and Garden Festival).