Kia ora and welcome to Taranaki, where the best of New Zealand is right on your door step!

Taranaki offers students from around the world the chance to gain internationally recognised qualifications, build valuable skills beyond the classroom, and have authentic experiences that will help establish strong, successful futures. 

Voted the number two region in the world to visit by travel authority Lonely Planet in 2017, and recipient of the UN-backed Liveable Communities award for best small city in 2008, Taranaki is New Zealand's most awarded region for lifestyle. A vibrant, active region with education options to suit all students - from lively schools and colleges in the heart of New Plymouth city to rural options offering real kiwi experiences - Taranaki has it all. 

The region is reknowned for its vibrant events calendar, its cool cafe culture and its magnificent mountain - Mount Taranaki - which boasts more than 200km of walking and hiking trails. At the region's edge is a surf coast that offers countless beaches and surf breaks, while parks and gardens are waiting to be explored. Supporting education is a number of significant museums and art galleries, and strong industry.

In Taranaki you will live and study alongside friendly locals, improve your English in classes with small numbers of international students, work with education providers who can develop your individual talent and come away with qualifications that lead to fantastic career opportunities. A decision to study in Taranaki is a very smart move!

Where would you like to study?

Choose a school type and region to find the best fit for you in Taranaki