Taranaki is a place with a mountain as its heart – Mount Taranaki has a ring plain of rich volcanic soil, patterned with hundreds of rivers and streams. Many of these waterways flow into the Tasman Sea, which pounds Taranaki’s vast stretches of rugged coastline. It is also one of the only places you can surf and ski in the space of one afternoon!

Due to our warm temperatures, high sunshine hours and good rainfall, gardens and parks flourish in our region. As a result Taranaki has some of the best public and private gardens on offer in New Zealand, including more Gardens of National and Regional Significance than any other region.

This tour will enable you to visit Pukeiti and Tupare Gardens as well as an escorted tour of Pukekura Park. Living in such an stunning place there is an abundance of creatives so visiting some of the local art houses is a must-do. From the architecturally inspiring Len Lye Centre, the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Puke Ariki Museum and the many art studios dotted around the mountain, you will be spoilt for choice with a true feast for the eyes and heart.

To ensure you are well-watered while on tour we stop at some of our local wineries and craft beer brewers to whet the appetite and enjoy their fabulous local fare. Your local guide is there to make sure you can enjoy yourself and safely return to your accommodation.

Also hosted annually is the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular, this ten day festival is the longest running garden festival in the country and showcases some of New Zealand’s most stunning private and public gardens. The festival runs from 27 October – 05 November and opens many private gardens to the public. Bookings for your own private tours early is essential.

Your accommodation for four nights is at The Devon Hotel. With plenty of facilities including a heated pool and spa complex, buffet restaurant, 24 hour in-room dining and complimentary fibre optic wifi. We ensure your comfort is a top priority after a full day of activity.


Tour Inclusions:

  •  Airport transfers to your hotel
  •  Accommodation (twin share)
  •  Breakfast and lunch
  •  Visits to gardens of significance in Taranaki
  •  Visits to local art houses
  •  Visit local wineries and craft beer brewers (and have someone else drive!)
  •  Comfortable four wheel drive transport
  •  Full time guide



Discount for groups of three or more applies and a single supplement charge applies, contact us for more details




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Important Information

Included in every tour:

  • Pick up and drop off to your New Plymouth hotel
  • Local Taranaki Tour Guide

What to bring:

  • Your camera to capture the fun
  • Comfortable footwear
  • A sense of adventure

Bookings are essential:
Please complete the enquiry form to book your tour today. We specialise in small group tours & activities and organise them to suit you. If you have any special requirements let us know so we can accommodate to your needs.