Take a trip out to visit the Sugar Loaf Islands with Chaddy: expect at least four laughs a minute on a one-hour bob around on the swell....
Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Park
A refuge for sea birds and over 400 NZ fur seals, these rugged islets (Ngā Motu in Māori) are eroded volcanic remnants, 1km offshore....
Taranaki Thermal Spa
The warm mineral water filling the tanks at Taranaki Thermal Spa was discovered during the search for oil around 1910. Private baths are...
Bach on Breakwater
Constructed from weighty recycled timbers, this cool cafe-bistro in the emerging Lee Breakwater precinct looks like an old sea chest...
Centennial Dr · interesting places nearby
Just west of town is Paritutu, a steep-sided, craggy hill (154m) whose name translates as ‘Rising Precipice’. 'Precipice' is right – it's a seriously knee-trembling, 20-minute scramble to the top, the upper reaches over bare rock with a chain to grip on to. If you can ignore your inner screams of common sense and make it to the top, from the summit you can see for miles around: out to the Sugar Loaves, down across the town and out to Mt Taranaki beyond.