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It could be the natural landscape – from the picture-perfect peak of Mount Taranaki to the black sand surf beaches.

It could be the dynamic events calendar that regularly presents the best of New Zealand  and the world.


Perhaps it’s the many gardens of national and international significance, or the range of activities – alpine treks, cliff-top golf courses, coastal walks and more. Or the regional rich history, from volcanic inception to energy province by way of bloody land wars and pioneering innovation.  It could be the endless waves that wrap around the Taranaki Coast.


Whatever your reason for visiting Taranaki, you’ll pick up on the energy of this vibrant region. Visit this hidden gem amongst regional New Zealand. 


Located at a half-way point between Auckland and Wellington on the majestic wild west coast of New Zealand’s North Island.


Experience the Forgotten World  – nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand’s Forgotten World Highway is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand. Travel through New Zealand’s outback in the majestic King Country, to Taranaki in the west.   

Forgotten World Adventures will take you on this unique journey on converted rail carts. Just imagine the adventure of a trip on this iconic historic NZ railway,  through tunnels and over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot – capturing the spirit of the people who worked the land, opening up New Zealand’s remotest areas.



At the end of your journey stay in New Plymouth at the very chic, luxury boutique hotel – Nice Hotel – just minutes walk to downtown 


Nice Hotel Exterior 3

Nice Hotel

Nice Hotel - Best Suites

Nice Hotel – Suites entrance

Nice Hotel reception and bar

Nice Hotel Reception and Bar