Find the best place to stay — Taranaki

Where to stay around Taranaki?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 240 vacation rentals near Taranaki. From 143 houses to 33 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Taranaki for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Taranaki?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Taranaki. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New Plymouth: 184 vacation rentals
  • New Plymouth District: 203 vacation rentals
  • Sugar Loaf Marine Reserve: 190 vacation rentals
  • Opunake: 16 vacation rentals
  • Urenui: 20 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Taranaki! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Taranaki?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Taranaki:

  • New Plymouth: 184 rentals
  • Opunake: 16 rentals
  • Urenui: 20 rentals
  • Okato: 56 rentals
  • Inglewood: 111 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Taranaki?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Taranaki. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sugar Loaf Marine Reserve: 190 rentals
  • Puke Ariki: 197 rentals
  • Hurworth Cottage: 195 rentals
  • Victoria Park Memorial: 27 rentals
  • Bowl of Brooklands: 197 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Taranaki listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Pick up the phone—it's adventure calling

Searching for a lot of fun? Look no further. Pristine beaches, classic surf breaks, fascinating wildlife, and unforgettable scenery—it's all waiting for you in Taranaki. Situated on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, the region boasts a rugged coastline, native forests, and a bustling capital packed with shops, parks, and galleries. The unmistakable conical shape of Mount Taranaki towers over everything—a magnificent snow-capped volcano that last erupted in 1775 and attracts hikers and nature lovers from far and wide. Taranaki vacation rentals provide the opportunity to explore this stunning part of New Zealand in real style.

Surf, hike, bike, ski, ride a horse... and relax

Just like the rest of New Zealand, Taranaki has plenty to offer those who love nature and the great outdoors. The region is a walker's paradise, and whether you're happy strolling along the sea, or would rather set off on a bush walk to find native bird life, you'll be well catered for. Soak up the sun at Back Beach, grab a saddle and go exploring on horseback, or track down a board and discover why Taranaki's offshore swells attract surfers from around the world. Heli-tours, mountain biking, and fishing are all on offer, along with skiing and snowboarding on Mount Taranaki when the white stuff falls.

Culture vultures and nature lovers all well catered for

Taranaki vacation rentals near New Plymouth provide easy access to the city's cultural hotspots. Discover contemporary works at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, before delving into the region's past at the Puke Ariki museum. Little ones will love visiting Brooklands Zoo in Pukekura Park, while grown-ups can chill in 1 of the bars and restaurants that line Devon Street. Join the crowds hunting for bargains and checking out the latest must-have items at Centre City Shopping Centre in New Plymouth, or escape them completely at Egmont National Park—an area of wetland and lush rainforest that encircles Mount Taranaki.

Temptingly temperate, but don't forget your jacket

Warm summers and mild winters are the order of the day in Taranaki, although it pays to remember that you might need to reach for your waterproofs at any time of year. You've got the best chance of fine weather between January and March, when temperatures reach an average high of 70 degrees and lows are around the mid-50s. The coldest and wettest months are between July and September when temperatures typically range between the high 50s during the day and the low 40s at night. It's at this time of year you're likely to find the best deals on a range of Taranaki vacation rentals.

Soak up the scenery then Instagram the life out of it

You won't need to spend long in the Taranaki region to understand why this part of New Zealand is such a magnet for outdoorsy types and nature lovers. The rugged coast is lined with superb beaches that provide dramatic vistas over the Tasman Sea. Spend enough time here and you might well start taking Taranaki's spectacular sunsets for granted. Then of course there's Egmont National Park, 1 of the area's biggest draws. It's home to waterfalls, wetlands, rainforests, and an abundance of wildlife including tui and kiwis, plus the resplendent Mount Taranaki standing proudly at its center.