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Taranaki is one of the very few locations around the world where you can ski and surf in the same morning, even stopping for a perfect coffee inbetween. This mountain to sea location saw the Taranaki region crowned one of the world’s top regional destinations by Lonely Planet in 2017, an accolade which lifted the lid on all the region has to offer – rich history, contemporary art galleries, glorious gardens, countless surf breaks and spectacular gardens. Stretching from Taumarunui in the north to Patea in the south, the Taranaki region hosts a number of amazing events during the year. There's over 45 places to stay as you travel across the region, including two CampSaver campgrounds helping you save along the way!
The choice is yours – gardens, art, backyards!
Welcome to Taranaki for a 10-day celebration of the best we have to offer this spring – gardens, art and events. Jam-packed with activities, glorious gardens, bountiful backyards and astonishing artists.
TAFT, turning 30 this year, presents the garden festival with heart-felt thanks to our partners, sponsors and supporters. We couldn’t do it without you. Our treasured gardeners are looking forward to the 34th festival just as much as you—our visitors. All around Taranaki Maunga, garden owners enjoy the conversations, the connections and the joy of sharing their lovingly tended properties with you, our welcome guests.
A 10 day adventure into outstanding gardens throughout the region!
Every year our Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival (TFGF) garden members prepare and open up their beautiful gardens to excite and enchant their many visitors from Taranaki, New Zealand and around the world.
Cottage gardens, native gardens, highly structured or rambling and informal, whatever your taste in gardens there is something for everyone. The Taranaki Garden Trust (TGT) also encourages the visitors to explore our home studio’s in the gardens and the many other places of interest along the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival trail thus creating a truly Taranaki Experience as they travel the region.
Taranaki Arts Festival - RESET: A Festival for Aotearoa
RESET is a celebration showcasing Taranaki and New Zealand arts and culture in all its diversity. This festival programme is a smorgasbord of shows, from light-hearted to inspiring and wildly entertaining performances suitable for all generations.
Audiences can expect cabaret, comedy, music, and theatre over the two weeks of the festival, which overlaps the Taranaki Garden Festival. Prepare to be reset and energised from this impressive all-New Zealand line-up and all the additional community events that make up this unique festival programme.
Taranaki Arts Trail - Garden and Arts, A Fine Fit
From the 29 October to 7 November 2021, Taranaki will showcase internationally recognised artists and gardens, throughout the 10-day festival spectacular. The Taranaki Garden Festival has been attracting visitors for over three decades.
This year will see it celebrate its 34th year - one of the longest-running festivals in New Zealand - and the Taranaki Arts Trail, considered as pioneering the development of art tourism in the region will enjoy its eighth year of open artist studios.
26 Tangarakau Rd, Tangarakau, Stratford
On the outskirts of the Taranaki region in the middle of the Forgotten World Highway (SH43) sits Bushlands Campground, peacefully idyllic in a lush green valley dotted with native bush and manuka. Swim in the river, relax by the open fire or cook in the wood fired pizza oven. With no phone or internet coverage get away from the pressures of everyday life. Unwind and enjoy the amazing beauty of the surrounding landscapes - it’s well & truly ‘away from it all’.
"It's worth the extra drive for the peace and quiet when you arrive. Good facilities, great outdoor fireplace and pizza oven, and very interesting display of the history of the area." - Karen (TD & App)
1147 Main North Rd, Onaero, Urenui
Onaero Bay Holiday Park, 11.5km north of Waitara. Surrounded by native bush, located on both sides of the Onaero River, this is the perfect location to start your journey around picture-perfect Mounga Taranaki (Mt Taranaki). Soak in back-country and geological heritage with hikes and family friendly walks. Immerse yourself in art trails, museums, galleries and café culture of the region. Experience genuine indigenous Māori customs, history and traditions, as you experience all our beautiful region has to offer.
"Booked for 3 nights, stayed for 6. Very peaceful with beautiful bush and bird life and the constant sound of the waves breaking on the shore." - Colin (TD & App)
Three great years of giving members savings and camping-grounds additional business when they need it the most, is definitely worth celebrating.
And in celebration of that, we're giving away amazing prizes that would certainly come in handy for your winter journeys ahead.
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