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Discover Taranaki and New Plymouth's best place to eat, drink, shop and explore with our guide.

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New Plymouth City Itinerary

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Your guide to the best things to do in New Plymouth

Best Urban Wine Experiences in New Zealand

Glasses and a bottle of wine sitting on a table in the outdoor seating area of Puffin Wine Bar in Wellington.
Auckland

All around New Zealand, we are blessed with incredible wine experiences right in our own urban backyard. No matter your vino preference from a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to a Central Otago Pinot Noir or perhaps an interesting blend from a far away European vineyard, you don’t have to travel far to sample and enjoy a glass or two (responsibly of course!).

9 Taranaki Walks and Where to Treat Yourself After

A view of the very green Goblin Forest inside Mount Taranaki
New Plymouth & Taranaki

Taranaki is a natural playground, with its wild coastline, rugged terrain and majestic Maunga.

Taranaki's Food & Drink Heroes

A man and woman standing outside their cafe Proof and Stock.
New Plymouth & Taranaki

Taranaki is a mecca for artisan bakers, brewers, coffee roasters, gin distillers and ice cream makers.

The Best Cafés and Restaurants in New Plymouth

A group of customers dining at tables inside Monica's Eatery with green plants dangling overhead.
New Plymouth & Taranaki

For a smaller city, New Plymouth’s hospitality scene punches well above its weight.

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Shining Peak Brewing

The blue and white exterior of Shining Peak Brewing in New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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Drink beer, do good. That’s what Shining Peak Brewing Company boldly encourages patrons to do when they enter their New Plymouth microbrewery.

The Burnt Place

Bench seating at The Burnt Place, Taranaki.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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The Burnt Place is quickly coming home away from home for Hāwera locals with its cosy neighbourhood vibes.

Itch Wine Bar

Man up a ladder retrieving bottle of spirits at Itch Wine Bar, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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Every town deserves a late-night wine bar as good as New Plymouth's Itch.

Snug Lounge

The red lit interior of Snug Lounge in New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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Sometimes things aren’t quite as they seem, and that couldn’t be truer of Snug Lounge in New Plymouth’s West End Precinct.

Three Sisters Brewery

Glass of beer on the counter at Three Sisters Brewing, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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Three Sisters Brewery is a local brewery doing marvellous things with, you’ve guessed it, beer.

Ms White

Two people eating pizza at Ms White, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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Sometimes straight up and no-frills is the order of the day.

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Fork N Knife

Bench seat with cushions at Fork N Knife, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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Tucked in behind The Arizona, you’ll discover Fork N Knife, an intimate private function space that goes the distance when it comes to contemporary New Zealand cuisine.

Liardet Street Projects

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Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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A cohort of cool hospitality vendors come together to create Liardet Street Projects in New Plymouth; an open air foodhall that boasts a variety of authentic street food and...

Ember

Plate of ribs from Ember, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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Smouldering embers are commonplace at New Plymouth’s popular restaurant in the suburb of Fitzroy.

Ms White

Two people eating pizza at Ms White, New Plymouth.
Place New Plymouth & Taranaki
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Sometimes straight up and no-frills is the order of the day.