Landscape

Taranaki’s landscape is a natural playground.

From the glistening peak of Mount Taranaki to the vivid coastline, you’ll want to start your adventure right away.

Starting at the top, Mount Taranaki offers skiing and boarding thrills in winter at Manganui Ski Field or a challenging summit ascent in the warmer months. Heading up with an experienced local tour guide is recommended as the conditions can change rapidly.

Beneath the summit are more than 200km of walking and hiking tracks, punctuated by huts offering welcome opportunities to stop for a rest or a night, all with unbeatable views.


Flowing from the mountain, the region’s river network offers everything from white water extremes to kayaking or boating on the Urenui or Waitara rivers or Lake Rotorangi hydro dam, to a more sedate experience of one or two hours fishing.

Beyond the mountain and its waterways, visitors to Taranaki can experience the landscape through a wide range of adventures.

From short coastal walks to guided tours through a seal colony, hands-on surf lessons, or guided tours through a Kiwi reserve to farm treks, Taranaki’s legendary landscape will give you all of the excuses you need to get out and have fun.