Taranaki

The North Island’s “knuckle” sure packs a punch. Taranaki’s breathtaking landscape includes a perfectly conical snow-capped mountain (Mount Taranaki), a cosmopolitan big-little-city (New Plymouth), and over 105km of some of the country’s best breaks along the aptly named “Surf Highway 45.” Go from surfing Taranaki’s world-class breaks, to browsing contemporary art in New Plymouth’s thriving arts scene, to hiking the slopes of Mount Taranaki. From sea to sky, Taranaki has it all.