One hot line-up of summer hits in Taranaki

From the family-friendly TSB Festival of Lights at the stunning Pukekura Park, outdoor performances from New Zealand’s favourite music artists; L.A.B, Six60 and Crowded House live at the magical natural outdoor amphitheatre the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, to partying under the stars to much-loved electronic dance anthems with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra during Synthony’s first ever outdoor concert experience (Wellington Anniversary weekend).

Celebrate American car culture at AmeriCARna, or burn some energy at Oxfam Trailwalker and Tri Taranaki Festival in March – it’s shaping up to be too good to miss.

There’s so much more to do beyond the party too. Explore over 200km of walking trails on Taranaki Maunga set amongst the native trees and flora, and Surf Highway 45 on the same day, take a coastal walk or cycle the 13km long New Plymouth Coastal Walkway or the 7km Ōpunake Loop Trail (don’t miss the delightful beach-top Secret Garden).

Indulge your tastebuds with sumptuous food from a range of eateries and producers of unique food and beverages, and discover a world of art from the stunning contemporary Govett Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, to thought-provoking exhibitions at public and private galleries throughout the region.

Visit historic sites, Puke Ariki museum, and the award-winning Tawhiti Museum to learn about the region’s turbulent beginnings, and for a truly unique glimpse into the pioneering past journey along the aptly named Forgotten World Highway.

No matter how you choose to experience Taranaki, you’re always welcome here. Start planning your Taranaki summer to-do list, grab a friend or two and make a weekend of it. Pack your party clothes, togs and a pair of comfortable shoes and create fun summer memories that will be sure to last a lifetime.

Don’t miss out on these featured events this summer!