Facts - The Taranaki region is probably most famous for its volcano, Mount Taranaki, in Egmont National Park. Its distinctive, almost perfect cone (one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world) dominates the surrounding landscape and is one of New Zealand’s most visible landmarks from the air. The national park and Mount Taranaki itself are ideal for family picnics and walks. In case you’re wondering, Taranaki’s last major eruption was in 1655 and major eruptions have been occurring roughly every 500 years, although some scientists are suggesting it’s already overdue for some activity! The mountain’s name – The Maori called it Mount Taranaki (meaning shining mountain peak) but Captain Cook changed the name to Mount Egmont after the Earl of Egmont. Today, both names are used, while scientists call it the Egmont Volcano. The main cities and towns of the Taranaki region are New Plymouth, Hawera, Stratford, Opunake, Inglewood, Oakura and Waitara.
TARANAKI FAMILY ACCOMMODATION We've researched dozens of accommodation options for your family travel to New Zealand. Whether you're heading for a hotel, campground, holiday park, motel, holiday home, self catering apartments or kiwi farmstay, we list options that welcome famiiles. Check out our great 'family stuff' pages for heaps of extras offered by the accommodation on these pages. NOTE Where nightly rates have been specified, these are minimum prices based on accommodation for 2 adults plus one extra. Prices do vary, depending on the time of year, length of stay and seasonal offers. This is a guide only. All establishments recommend booking ahead. We advise you to personally contact establishments for up to date information to suit the accommodation needs of your family.
Taranaki Holiday Parks and Campgrounds
Taranaki Holiday Homes
Taranaki Bed and Breakfasts
- 355 Devon Street West, New Plymouth
- 0508 352 646
- +64 6 758 8149
- +64 6 758 8149
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Flamingo Motel has 30 units ranging from studios to two bedroom units. The spacious, self-contained units all have kitchens and Sky Television. Cots and highchairs are available and there is a gas barbecue and outdoor dining area plus an indoor hot pool and a solar heated swimming pool. The motel is in a unique garden setting with a playground for the children. The city centre is about a kilometre away and evening meals can be delivered from several local restaurants.