A favourite - the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
Enjoy the outdoors! Firstly, stretch your legs along the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, a ten kilometre parade of beaches and city attractions. The award-winning Coastal Walkway is a ten kilometre path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching almost the entire length of the city.
Ideal for walking, running, cycling or skating, or simply enjoying the view of the dramatic west coast, the walkway runs from the Hickford Park, Bell Block to the east to Port Taranaki to the west, with numerous pedestrian access points dotted along the way.
Beginning at Hickford Park, meander through picturesque farmland continue past the Waipu Lagoons, then start hugging the coastline where you will walk alongside the New Plymouth Golf Club before reaching Te Rewa Rewa Reserve.
Cross the dramatic Te Rewa Rewa bridge, which frames Mt Taranaki, then go on to visit the surf beaches at Fitzroy and East End - all the time watching the ever-changing sea.
Leave the walkway and meander up the Te Henui Walkway, or take a break at one of the picnic tables at the East End playground.
Approaching the central section of the walkway see New Plymouth District's iconic Len Lye Wind Wand, a number of interesting stone carvings and pieces of public art or access the central business district - home to the award-winning and innovative heritage and information centre Puke Ariki and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
Heading west, the walkway winds past the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre, Kawaroa Park and playground then heads to the marina at the Port and Ngamoutu Beach - a safe swimming beach for the family.