- The Surf breaks along Surf Highway 45 are world famous. Stent Rd, Back Beach and Rocky Point are all famous surf spots.
- The Govett- Brewster Gallery houses the largest collection of Len Lye works in the world. With a dedicated Len Lye Centre in the works, you should take time out to explore his varied works now. Well known for his kinetic pieces (like the Wind Wand on the Coastal Walkway) , he was also a prolific filmmaker as well as creating more traditional pieces.
- Feeling energetic? The Todd Aquatic Centre has a wave pool, water slides, a sauna, spas, a gym and outdoor pools.
- WOMAD NZ happens every March and is a celebration of all things world music. There's always a phenomenal selection of artists from a variety of genres.
Looking for a backpackers or a hostel? Jasons has Taranaki backpackers & hostel accommodation available including dormitories and bunkrooms with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities; or your own private room with an ensuite.