Pukekura Motor Lodge New Plymouth

141 Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth, New Zealand
0800 785 358 - +64 6 759 4210

New Plymouth Taranaki Attractions


The city of New Plymouth is known for its sunny climate, art galleries and beautiful parks. It is also New Zealand’s ‘oil town’, with offshore rigs extracting natural gas and oil. The conical shape of Mount Taranaki provides a dramatic backdrop to the city, a constant reminder that the hiking trails of Egmont National Park are just a short drive away.

Te Henui Walkway

0.6km (9min walk)

The Te Henui is one of the most beautiful walkways in New Plymouth and links Merrilands and Welbourn to the Coastal Walkway. The nearest access point to Pukekura Motor Lodge is from Oriental Street.

Len Lye Wind Wand

2.2km (5min drive)

One of the most visible art pieces in the city is the 45m-high kinetic sculpture Wind Wand, designed by the late internationally renowned New Zealand artist Len Lye, which takes pride of place on New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway.

Puke Ariki

2.2km (7 min drive)

Puke Ariki is an innovative museum, library and information centre that combines learning, knowledge, resources and heritage objects for a visitor experience that is like no other.

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

2.3km (7 min drive)

The world centre for Len Lye - internationally renowned and inspirational film-maker and kinetic sculptor - whose work pops, flips and zazzles!

Coastal Walkway

2.3lm (6min drive)

The award-winning Coastal Walkway is a 12.7km path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching from Pioneer Park at Port Taranaki all the way to the eastern side of Bell Block Beach with numerous pedestrian access points dotted along the way. The walkway is ideal for walking, running, cycling or skating, or simply enjoying the view of the dramatic west coast.

Pukekura Park

2.4km (5min drive)

Often described as the jewel in New Plymouth's crown, Pukekura Park covers 52ha (128 acres) right in the heart of the city and is one of New Zealand's premier botanical gardens.

Brooklands Zoo

2.4km (5min drive)

Brooklands Zoo is a free, family focused zoo which is home to a variety of farmyard animals, frogs, reptiles, oriental small-clawed otters, meerkats, a brolga, Bolivian squirrel monkeys and both capuchin and cotton-top tamarin monkeys, as well as a selection of colourful birds housed inside a walk-through free-flight aviary.

TSB Bowl of Brooklands

2.5km (5min drive)

The TSB Bowl of Brooklands is a unique venue comprising an impressive outdoor sound stage and a large grass amphitheatre set against the backdrop of New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park. The bowl is a spectacular venue for summer concerts and when night comes, visitors and performers are spellbound as the lighting on the stage and surrounding trees takes effect.

Todd Energy Aquatic Centre

3.5km (10min drive)

The Todd Energy Aquatic Centre is a swimming complex located adjacent to the Coastal Walkway.

Ngamotu Beach

5.4km (11min drive)

Located at the western end of the popular Coastal Walkway, Ngamotu Beach is a beautiful and quiet beach.

Chaddy's Charters

6.1km (13min drive)

Happy Chaddy has a lot to say, with many tales to tell along the way. He could keep you there most of the day, it depends on how long you want to stay. You could catch a fish or two, It's really up to you.

Paritutu Rock

6.7km (13min drive)

Guarding the eastern end of New Plymouth's harbour is Paritutu Rock, another volcanic remnant. There's a track up the rock, beginning on the northern side. It's a scramble to the top but the views are spectacular & you can see the entire New Plymouth coastline, city, port and the Sugar Loaf Islands.
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