New Zealand - Taranaki & Whanganui (PDF Chapter)

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

Taranaki (aka ‘the ‘Naki’) is the Texas of New Zealand: oil and gas stream in from offshore rigs, plumping the region with enviable affluence. New Plymouth is the regional hub, home to two excellent art galleries and a provincial museum.

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

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

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