Getting here & around

Taranaki is just a short direct flight from Auckland (40 minutes), Wellington (45 mins) and Christchurch (1 hr 25 mins). You can choose to fly with Air New Zealand from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, or Jetstar from Auckland.  

Alternately Taranaki is a stunningly scenic 4.5 hour drive from Auckland or Wellington, 3.5 hours to Rotorua, and is connected to the rest of the country through daily bus services. 

Within New Plymouth an extensive network of cycling and walking trails links the city centre to its many amenities, schools and suburbs, reflecting the city's status as one of New Zealand's two Walking and Cycling Model Communities. 

A regular bus service is operated by the Taranaki Regional Council, spanning the region with CityLink, SchoolLink and SouthLink services.