re do The country town of Inglewood is well positioned as a provisioning base for expeditions into the Egmont National Park. As well as a range of essential shops, the town has some unique places of interest – a toy museum and a hands-on wildlife park where you can pat possums, llama, rabbits, pigs and other furry and hairy beasts.
re do provides a dramatic backdrop to the city, a constant reminder that the hiking trails of Egmont National Park are just a short drive away.
re do Nearly all the streets in the settlement of Stratford are named after Shakespearean characters. It’s pretty easy to guess why – Stratford-in-Taranaki was named to honour Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. If you’re planning to venture into the Egmont National Park, this town is a handy accommodation base or supply stop. It’s also the last re fuellng point before the Forgotten World Highway – a wild 150 kilometer journey (with no service stations) that ends at Taumarunui. Admire the glockenspiel in the town centre - it’s one of a kind in New Zealand. The local pioneer village delivers an interesting history lesson.
re do A significant town on Surf Highway 45, Opunake has a magnificent crescent-shaped beach and a friendly community. Overnight options include motel and backpacker accommodation. There’s also a beach-front camping ground, although it’s usually filled to capacity over summer. The Opunake Walkway is a great way to stretch your legs. Over 7 kilometres you’ll see Lake Opunake, the historic Armed Constabulary Cemetery, Waiaua River Mouth and historic Te Namu Pa. Opunake has a shopping centre and a choice of cafés. It’s regarded as a great place to eat fish and chips.
The Small Town of Eltham who's main industry is Farming and Dairy as well as being the first to import Butter to England in 1884. The town has some beautiful Edwardian and Victorian building and if you like Cheese then Eltham is famous for it.
The Town of Hawera is the 2nd largest town in Taranaki and with cheese a big part of the area with the largest Dairy Factory in the Southern Hemisphere.
Why not visit Tawhiti Musuem , it is well worth it
Take a visit to Waihi Beach Hawera for the rugged west coast experience
The Town of Patea is the 3rd Largest Town and located in South Taranaki and here you can visit the Patea Maori Club. With a great Maori Heritage Patea can be enjoyed with Historic Buildings to see and enjoy as well as the Aotea Memorial Waka,
The Anglican Church of St George's houses the South Taranaki District Museum and worth a visit to learn of the History of the area.
The Small Town of Waveley can be found in the South region of Taranaki and offers many adventures and experiences for the visitor, there is a good shopping center with service and retail shops to explore.