Getting Here

By road

Taranaki is conveniently located on the west Coast of New Zealand's North Island. It's midway between Auckland in the north and the capital city of Wellington in the south. Our excellent highways make it an easy drive along State Highway 3 from either direction.

New Plymouth is 4 – 4.5 hours drive from Auckland and Wellington.

By coach

If you don't have your own vehicle, a number of coaches operate between Taranaki and Auckland, Hamilton, Waitomo Caves and Rotorua in the north, and Wellington, Palmerston North and Wanganui in the south. Contact the local office of InterCity for a schedule. Phone 06 - 759 9039 or visit


Air NZ operates a regular service to and from New Plymouth airport. The flight is approximately 50 minutes from Auckland or Wellington. For more information on flights visit

Taxis and rental cars

When you arrive at New Plymouth, airport taxis will be ready and waiting to transport you. There are also several rental car options for you to choose from.

Airport shuttle bus

Scott’s Airport Shuttle bus can transport you from the airport to your accommodation. Prices vary - please enquire through their website. Book now if you want to reserve a guaranteed seat

Visitor's Guide

Visitor Information Centres throughout New Zealand stock the Taranaki Visitor Guide, which gives not only detail on how to get to and around Taranaki, but also accommodation, attractions, dining options and other pertinent information.

Taranaki tourism information, accommodation and enquiries website

Click here for the Taranaki Like no other website


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