New Zealand's North Island - Taranaki & Whanganui (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Taranaki & Whanganui chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island guidebook.

Halfway between Auckland and Wellington, Taranaki is the Texas of New Zealand: oil and gas stream in from offshore rigs, plumping the region with affluence. History-rich Whanganui River curls through Whanganui National Park to Whanganui city, a 19th-century river port.

  • hike up or around Mt Taranaki’s massive cone
  • maps
  • get experimental at New Plymouth’s dazzling new Len Lye Centre
  • transport
  • flex your All Blacks spirit in Palmerston North at the New Zealand Rugby Museum
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: New Plymouth & around, Mt Taranaki (Egmont National Park) & around, Surf Highway 45, Whanganui, Whanganui National Park, Palmerston North & around.

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