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Taranaki Taster

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Get of the beaten track and head for Taranaki.

Trip Highlights
- Local Guide
-Small Group
-Climb to the Summit of Paritutu Rock
-Explore Back Beach and the Sugar Loaf Islands
-Tour of New Plymouth City
-Walk from the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge to the Wind Wand on the Coastal Walkway
- Festival of Lights (Summer only)
-Walk through Goblin Forest up Mount Taranaki
-See a live Kiwi Bird at the Otorohanga Kiwi House

Note Minimum number for this tour to be confirmed is 4 passengers.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: SkyTower, Victoria Street Corner Federal Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

We can do hotel pick ups by arrangement.

Otherwise, Pick up is on Federal St, directly under the Sky Tower.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mokau River Lookout, Mokau 4376, New Zealand

Stop in the small coastal town of Mokau. This little town is surrounded by wild New Zealand scenery; rugged coastlines, towering cliffs, and untouched native forests. Sample the local specialty, and a kiwi delicacy, the whitebait fritter.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, Coastal Walkway, New Plymouth New Zealand

Stop at this beautifully sculpted bridge. Is it a crashing wave, or an ancient whale? On a clear day, the bridge perfectly frames Mount Taranaki, making for some incredible photo opportunities.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, New Plymouth New Zealand

From the Bridge, you can walk all the way to New Plymouth City. Enjoy the coastal views, and local carvings along this award winning walkway.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wind Wand, 33/53 St Aubyn St, New Plymouth New Zealand

As you arrive into the city, you be met at the Wind Wand by your driver. This is a famous Len Lye art work, and you'll know it when you see it/

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Puke Ariki, 1 Ariki Street Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4620 New Zealand

After you have checked into your accommodation, it's time for a short walking tour of New Plmouth. Highlights include ; The Clocktower, The Len Lye Building, Puke Ariki Museum, Devon St and feeding the eels at the Huatoki Plaza.

(Entrance fees to Len Lye and Puke Ariki not included, as we usually don't have time to go inside)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pukekura Park, Liardet Street, New Plymouth New Zealand

In Summer (Dec - Mid Feb) is the incredible Festival of Lights at Pukekura Park, with music, bands and amazing light displays in this beautiful park. After dinner we will have free time to explore the festival at our own pace. (Seasonal)

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock, Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth New Zealand

If we are in New Plymouth out of season for the Light Festival, we'll use that time as an opportunity to climb Mount Paritutu (Not to be confused with Mount Taranaki).

This climb is steep, challenging and rewarding. It offers views of the city and the Sugar Loaf Islands

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Taranaki, 2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park New Zealand

An early morning drive up to the Visitor Center will take us through the famous "Goblin Forest" to a lookout point up the Mountain. Option for a couple of short walks through this truly incredible scenery.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900 New Zealand

After the mountain walk, we begin the journey back to Auckland.

But not with out one last treat. We'll stop at Otorohanga Kiwi House, so you can see these unique birds up close in a dark room.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Overnight accommodation (Price Based on Dorm Share. Upgrades available subject to availability at extra cost)
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Local Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group
  • Walking tour of New Plymouth City
  • Entry/Admission - Mokau River Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Pukekura Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Taranaki
  • Entry/Admission - Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Room Upgrades
  • Entry/Admission - SkyTower
  • Entry/Admission - Puke Ariki

Departure Point
72 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick Up Federal St under the Sky Tower, or from Hotel but arrangement

Departure Time
Departs Every Tuesday at 7am

2 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.