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 chop....
Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Park
A refuge for sea birds and over 400 NZ fur seals 1km offshore, these rugged islets (Nga Motu in Maori) are eroded volcanic remnants....
Taranaki Thermal Spa
The warm mineral water filling the tanks at Taranaki Thermal Spa was discovered during the search for oil around 1910. The private baths...
Bach on Breakwater
Constructed from weighty recycled timbers, this cool cafe-bistro in the emerging Breakwater Bay 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 appropriately as ‘Rising Precipice’. From the summit you can see for miles around: out to the Sugar Loaves, down to the town and to the mountain beyond. It's a 20-minute scramble to the top.