Asure Saddle and Sulky Motor Lodge
188 Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth, 4310, New Zealand
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What we had hoped to see!
Scenic ride on the Dalroy Express
Mt Taranaki from the air
Travel Tips for New Plymouth
When visiting the farm near Mt Taranki in New Plymouth I saw this unique site and had to take pictures ! The farmers son (2nd pic, wearing gum boots) told me how he found the bus stop sign on the side of the road.He then hung the old sign on a utility pole and added a hoop. He now uses the bus stop sign as the back board for playing netball (like basketball) LOL, a perfect example of that famous Kiwi Ingenuity!!!
One weekend in New Plymouth and All I wanted to do was walk some or all of the Coastal Walkway.
We decided to walk straight out the back of our motel through a bowls club and onto the part of the Coastal Walk which was right outside our motel a couple of KM later and we had made it to the town centre and someone was hungry so we made a detour to Brumbies (Bakery) to get some food then head back on our way - we managed to walk not far past the pools and we noticed that the rain in the distance was coming closer and closer very quickly… we were not prepared and didn’t have jackets or an umbrella so we started to run back towards town - it was only about 1.5KM away but by the time we got there we were pretty wet! We went to Crowded House for lunch (one of the only restaurants in New Plymouth believe it or not) - delicious food by the way for $15-20 for a meal can’t complain at that.
After lunch it was still crap but not raining so we made our way back to the motel and relaxed for a bit then decided to go for a drive, we went out near the airport and down by the port - we discovered that Paratutu was an actual place name - who would have known?! Took some nice pics which would have been a lot nicer if the day was nice!
This is a must do when in New Plymouth for sure!!