New Plymouth City Walk
To explore New Plymouth, the city between Mount Taranaki and the coast, you can walk or bike. Start from Paritutu (the big prominent rock at the east end of the port that sits with the Sugar Loaf Islands) to the New Plymouth Airport west of the city.
If the weather is calm and you feel up for some adventure, start with a climb up Paritutu – it’s steep and there’s a chain to help on the second half. After Paritutu, wander as far as you like along the coast to the west. You’ll pass the port, New Plymouth city centre, the amazing Len Lye Centre, coastal installations and art works, surfing at East End Beach, and the Waiwhakaiho Bridge. On a clear day, the bridge lines up with Mount Taranaki.