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New Plymouth's Lake Rotomanu with Mount Taranaki in the backgroundNew Plymouth boasts miles of beautiful coastline just waiting to be explored

Taranaki On the Water

New Plymouth boasts miles of beautiful coastline just waiting to be explored, and one of the beautiful beaches along this coast is just a 5 minute walk from our holiday park! Our location gives you access to explore Taranaki and its many attractions.

Fitzroy Beach, New Plymouth

Fitzroy Beach is New Plymouth’s main surf, sand and sun spot. You can stroll through the shallows while the sun sets, watch the kids making sandcastles, enjoy a picnic lunch with a great view or check out the many surfers and windsurfers.

Coastal Walkway, Fitzroy Beach, New Plymouth

Fitzroy Beach’s black-iron sands are just one of the features of the seven-kilometre New Plymouth Coastal Walkway. This award-winning walkway runs from Port Taranaki to the Waiwhakaiho River mouth, and takes walkers past several beaches, playgrounds, stone sculptures and the 45 metre kinetic Wind Wand. A mobility Scooters is available for hire from the office, so those less physically fit are still able to enjoy this brilliant walkway.

New Extention of the Walkway, gives you more to explore while you wander along the coast, including the Te Rewa Rewa bridge.

New Plymouth Surfing…

New Plymouth is a magnet for surfers, who come from all over New Zealand to ride waves along the Surf Highway – a 100 kilometre road, following the coast, that takes in every awesome surfing spot and type of swell, from New Plymouth’s popular Fitzroy Beach to Hawera. Taranaki is definitely one of New Zealand’s most consistent surf destinations.

Surfing lessons are available in New Plymouth and this region is the perfect place to experience your first surfing thrill!

Local Taranaki Fishing…

Charter a boat and head out to sea to catch some fresh fish for supper! There are a number of professional fishing guides and charter operators who can show you New Plymouth’s best fishing beds, while sharing their knowledge of the region’s history and natural features.

Happy Chaddy’s Charters are one such operator. Chaddy will entertain you with his many tall sea tales, take you to see Taranaki’s awesome seal colony and help you catch a fish or two along the way.

…and more Taranaki attractions!

You might like to hire a Sea Kayak and explore this stunning coastline under your own steam - discovering the Seal Colony, Port Taranaki, Lion Rock and other amazing off-shore islands. You can hire a Windsurfer (and an instructor too) and get a taste of adrenalin. Our magnificent coastline offers unlimited opportunities for fun, romance, adventure and memories that last a lifetime.