New Plymouth & Waitomo Caves - Tour Highlights
With 57,700 inhabitants, New Plymouth is one of the biggest cities in the North Island and a must do on the West Coast of the North Island. The impressive Mount Taranaki stands guard over this lovely city which is littered with beautiful parks and gardens. There is a fresh vibe here, with lots of things to see and enjoy from good shopping to delightful restaurants.
New Plymouth has been nationally recognized as a cyclist and pedestrian friendly place. There are plenty of hikes or rides to do. The coastal path is a joy for those who want to feel the gentle Ocean breeze and the Egmont National Park is on the doorstep of the city.
Time spent here while on a Flying Kiwi tour:
We spend 1 night in New Plymouth.
Tours that take you here:
|BOTH ISLAND TOURS:||NORTH ISLAND TOURS:|
|Ultimate Explorer - 27 or 28 days||Hot Rocks - 9 or 10 days|
|Total Aotearoa - 24 days||Northern Express - 2 days|
|Grand Traverse - 15 days|
|Reverse Traverse - 14 or 15 days|
Where we stay:
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park – A beachfront holiday park perfectly located between the sea and the city.
- Wifi first 200MB free, then $5 per 500MB
- Laundry $3 per wash & $3 per dry
- Surfing beach and a cafe nearby
- Cabin upgrades
Things to do:
Visit the 52 ha Pukekura Park, an amazing botanical garden! Lots of people say that is the jewel of New Plymouth’s crown.
Free Things to Do:
- Pukekura Botanical Gardens
- Enjoy Fitzroy beach
Fitzroy beach has some of the best waves in the country. If you are a competent surfer then this is one location you definitely do not want to miss.
A farmland walk, or a great cave walk through the glow-worm caves