New Plymouth Observatory
Atop Marsland Hill (great views!) is this wee observatory. Also on the hill is the cacophonous 37-bell Kibby Carillon , a huge automated...
The austere Church of St Mary, built in 1846, is NZ's oldest stone church and its newest cathedral! Its graveyard has the headstones of...
A sporty hive of boozy activity with pool tables (in good nick), restaurant (fries with everything) and big-screen TVs. No sign of Neil...
Andre’s Pies & Patisserie
Expanding waistlines since 1972, this is an easy pull-over off the main road through town. Hefty pies, buns, doughnuts and sandwiches...
Lonely Planet review
The pick of New Plymouth's parks, Pukekura has 49 hectares of gardens, playgrounds, trails, streams, waterfalls, ponds and display houses. Rowboats (per half-hour $10, December and January only) meander across the main lake (full of arm-sized eels), next to which the Tea House serves light meals. The technicoloured Festival of Lights here draws the summer crowds, as does the classically English cricket oval.