Taranaki is a region in the western part of the North Island of New Zealand, named after the iconic Mount Taranaki. The area is home to the Egmont National Park which surrounds the mountain. The main town in Taranaki is New Plymouth, while other towns in the region include Inglewood, Waitara, Hawera, Stratford and Eltham. With its diverse offerings, Taranaki is a one-of-a-kind destination known for its incredible surf, magnificent gardens, exciting events, the legendary mountain, and numerous outdoor and cultural experiences.
Taranaki, named after the iconic and nearly symmetrical volcanic cone Mount Taranaki, is known for its dairy production, as well as its petrochemical and engineering industries.
Did you know – The climate around Mount Taranaki, which stands 2,518 meters tall, is so erratic that it is considered one of the factors contributing to the death of over 80 climbers on the mountain!