New Plymouth is found on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The city serves as the region’s economic and financial centre. There are several notable facts about the city. It has won multiple awards as a model city that promotes walking and cycling as a way to save/protect the environment and develop a positive attitude towards pedestrians. Locals and tourists can perform a variety of activities all in one day. The mountains are not too far a drive from the coast. It is possible to snowboard in the mornings and surf in the afternoons.
Some of the city’s major festivals are the biennial Taranaki Arts Festival, annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights on December to February, G-TARanaki Guitar Festival, and the Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival. Two of the city’s famous gardens are the Pukekura Park and Pukeiti. There are many attractions to keep tourists busy. Aside from taking a stroll through the gardens, tourists can spend their time on Mount Taranaki and explore the city’s coast by walking on the 7km Coastal Walkway. The climate here is pleasant; it is warm and temperate – great for daily activities.