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The west coast of the North Island is dominated by the towering volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki (also called Mt Egmont).

The fertile plains at the foot of the mountain support intensive dairy farming, serviced by many small, tight-knit communities. Many of these value the recreational benefits derived from a friendly relaxed round of golf with frequent scenic vistas of the majestic mountain.

The 20 golf courses in the region are listed below and a brief description is given of some of the notable ones.

New Plymouth at Ngamotu on Devon Road, is a beautiful links-style course enhanced by the avenues of pohutukawa trees, which bloom in a brilliant profusion of red in early summer. There are stunning views of both the mountain and the Tasman Sea, but sea breezes can produce interesting effects on the flight of the ball if you are not careful. Ngamotu, as the locals call it, is a very testing championship course with facilities maintained to the highest possible standard. It is one of our most aesthetically pleasing courses and at 6,082 metres, par 72, it is treated with great respect as a course to challenge the best.

Westown club on Mangorei Road is further inland than Ngamotu and its good cover of native forest offers welcome protection from the prevailing on-shore winds. This par 72 course is relatively uncrowded and offers visitors the prospect of a very pleasant but testing round.

Fitzroy club on Record Street, New Plymouth is a seaside links course close to the well-known surfing beach. The course is not usually crowded and makes for an enjoyable round of golf when the on-shore breezes behave.

Taranaki Region Golf Courses

  • Eltham, Kitchener Street, Eltham
  • Fitzroy, 3 Record Street, New Plymouth
  • Hawera, Fairfield Road, Hawera
  • Inglewood, Lepper Road, Inglewood
  • Kaitake, Main South Road, Oakura
  • Manaia, Bennett Drive, Manaia
  • Manukorihi, Off Ngatimaru Road, Waitara
  • New Plymouth, Devon Road, Ngamotu
  • Opunake, Namu Road, Opunake
  • Patea, Oxford Street, Patea
  • Pungarehu, S.H 45, Pungarehu
  • Stratford, Pembroke Street, Stratford
  • Strathmore, Makuri Road, Stratford

 

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Taranaki Cities New Plymouth: New Plymouth – Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) Touring Guide

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Famous for its superb parks and annual Rhododendron Festival, New Plymouth is a gardeners delight! Pukekura Park is well worth visiting with 49 hectares of gardens, bush walks, streams waterfalls, ponds and a café. The lights and decorations in the grounds during December and January are a must see! Brooklands Park adjoins Pukekura and
includes a 2000-year-old puriri tree, 300 different varieties of Rhododendron and a children’s zoo. Kawaroa Park, on the waterfront, is also home to the aquatic leisure centre with heated indoor and outdoor pools with waterslides and wave machine!

The Taranaki Museums is extremely good with superb collections of Maori artefacts, whale and moa skeletons, and old painting and etchings – some dating back to the early 1800’s. For art lovers and critics, The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery has a good reputation for its adventurous shows. It also houses a permanent display of work by the internationally renowned artist and filmmaker Len Lye.

Recognised by New Zealanders as important for the supply and distribution of petrochemicals and energy, the local economy also boasts agriculture with a strong dairying emphasis as well as aquaculture, floriculture, horticulture and forestry. Port Taranaki is the only deepwater port on New Zealand’s west coast and is one of the county’s largest.

With venues capable of seating up to1000 delegates, and centrally situated between Auckland and Wellington, New Plymouth is a perfect location for cost effective conferences. Accommodation here easily caters for the corporate
visitor and the holidaymaker. Be it central city or a unique natural setting at the base of the mountain, New Plymouth offers a variety of options; hostels, campgrounds, Bed & Breakfasts, homestays, farmstays, hotels, self-catering motels and lodges. Food and entertainment is consistent with that offered in other small centres – always a huge variety, some good, some not so good!

The highlights of any visit to this colourful and diverse region would have to be walking and climbing the awe-inspiring Mt Taranaki Volcano, visiting the many historical sites, windsurfing or surfing, and relaxing in immaculate gardens. Seemingly ideal for adventure seekers, the history and vibrancy of the area is interesting to all.

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Danny de Hek
Like most people, I have many passions, goals and dreams. As a self made business professional, my focus is helping my clients, associates and friends, build, strengthen and maintain their success. It would be fair to say I am in the full time business of building relationships and feel my purpose and skill is connecting the right people with the right people. My professional work tends to dominate my personal life, to the horror of my partner and business mentor. They both fully support me yet give me the hard truths when I need to hear this. I am always investing in my personal development to have a fulfilled work/life balance. I enjoy Target Shooting, Hiking & Mountain Biking to clear the brain and to take the guilt away when indulging at a quirky cafe for a cooked breakfast or brunch. My passion for travelling has seen me experience the world on many occasions, my next adventure will be doing the Tibet Rail Journey on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway from Lhasa to Golmud as long as they have Wi-Fi aboard ;-) I have many goals I still wish to achieve but am pretty chuffed that I have accomplished so many of these already.

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