New Plymouth Travel Guide

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New Plymouth Things to Do

  • GLOCKENSPIEL @ STRATFORD

    At the small town of Stratford located near New Plymouth is an unusual Town clock. It is called a GLOCKENSPIEL, also known as orchestra bells, is a musical instrument in the percussion family. It was completed in 1999 to commemorate 100 years since the formation of the original Stratford Borough. The glockenspiel plays a scene from...

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  • DAWSON FALLS

    Dawson Falls is a nice waterfall located on the slopes of Mt. Taranaki, in Egmont National Park.The drive here was really nice, passing through lots of forest. We stopped at the Visitor's centre and had a look at the information and displays, one of them the old Syme Hut, has been rebuilt here. This area is also the starting area for many day walks...

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  • CLOCK TOWER

    The Clock Tower was tall and imposing and you could climb up the inside of the Tower. NOW, for some unknown reason, you can't do this, still go and have a look at it though!There is an old Hotel located nearby.

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New Plymouth Nightlife

  • Only Karaoke Bar In Town

    Well I have been going to this bar for awhile now and they are under new management since that start of this year and renovating the bar of all sorts of fun here Days Open Monday to Sat. But every year on Womad weekend there open till 12am Sunday night. The Bar also has from Monday to Friday happy Hour from 6pm till 8pm $10 jugs of beer ( Tui ,...

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  • Nightlife New Plymouth

    Peggy Gordons is run by Bertie - a real character. Your typical Irish Bar, with live bands, quiz nights and general good Irish atmosphere. Great place to go to meet some locals who are down to earth. Join the street party on St Patricks Day - always attended by the locals from he time it opens to the time it shuts. casual

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  • Nightlife New Plymouth

    Upstairs, Club 55 is a great nightclub for those into house music. Has couches, great lit bar with rest of nightclub dimly lit. Cosy but heaps of room. Has balconey for outside smoking (no smoking allowed in NZ bars). Pumping from 10.30pm onwards. Mark and Stace own the place - young, nice guys - they also own other bars which I will list...

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New Plymouth Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch Out for That Train !

    These signs are all over New Zealand warning you that there is a train crossing ahead and to use caution when crossing the tracks. it looks like the trains on the Monopoly Game board!

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  • Slow Down !

    In the USA we have Woodsy Owl who says: Give a Hoot, Don't Polute ! Smokey the Bear warns against playing with matches and says: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires! Well in New Zealand they have a cow named Sam who warns you to slow down.

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New Plymouth Off The Beaten Path

  • THE FORGOTTEN WORLD HIGHWAY - 1

    We drove the 'Forgotten World Highway" from Stratford, near New Plymouth, to Taumarunui.One thing I must tell you, is to allow plenty of time, it was 155kms, but took us 3.5hours for the journey.The Highway follows ancient Maori trade routes and pioneering farm tracks, through historic settlements, bush and stunning natural scenery.We stopped at...

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  • FWH - 5 - TANGARAKAU GORGE

    Another stop on the route was at the Gorge, pretty with crystal clear running water, podocarp forest including beautiful Tree ferns. The signposted boundary between Stratford and Ruapehu Districts is in the gorge which was mined in several locations for coal.This is the last sight I have a photo of, we saw plenty of outstanding scenery on the...

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  • FWH- 4 - WHANGAMOMONA

    Whangamomona [Historic place] - Valley of Plenty- Settled in 1895.It was hard to imagine that back in those days, Whangamomona was a frontier town of 300 residents, providing strong service links to the farmers trying to make a living from the nearby bushThe town experienced a great flood in 1924, but farm mergers and rationalisation ofthe 1960s...

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