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Egmont Country Music Festival
Each February, country music fans travel to New Plymouth for the Egmont Country Music Festival. The festival takes place at the Rogan Street Reserve, located just south of the CBD. It showcases dozens of up-and-coming country artists from all over New Zealand. If you plan flights Nelson to New Plymouth for during the event, you can watch live performances over the course of three days. Purchase tickets to attend one day of the festival or purchase a weekend pass to attend all three days.
New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival
If you are a tattoo enthusiast or enjoy admiring tattoo artwork, book cheap flights to New Plymouth from Nelson in November. Over the course of a weekend, the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival sets up in the city. It’s the largest tattoo event in Australasia with more than 300 of the best tattoo artists from all around the world. While visiting the festival, you can view work from different artists or even get some new ink of your own. The festival happens across indoor and outdoor space and also features live music, tattoo competitions, and a food village.
The World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) holds an annual three-day festival in New Plymouth. To attend, book tickets to New Plymouth from Nelson for mid-March. During the weekend festival, many diverse cultures of the world are celebrated through different mediums of art. Admire a number of installations, hear live music, and get moving with interactive dance performances. While spending time at WOMAD after Nelson to New Plymouth flights, you can also experience different cultures through the Global Village Food Court and cultural workshops.
What are the best things to do in New Plymouth?
Egmont National Park
To experience some of the best nature in the Taranaki region, take a day trip to Egmont National Park when you have cheap flights Nelson to New Plymouth. The park is located about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) south of the city and is where you’ll find Mount Taranaki. There are a variety of scenic walking tracks in the park which range from 30 minutes to three days in length. While walking these tracks after your Nelson to New Plymouth flights, you’ll get great views of the forest, waterfalls, Maori heritage sites, and the stunning Mount Taranaki dormant volcano.
Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Park
Just off the coast of New Plymouth, the Sugar Loaf Islands are five uninhabited isles. The islands are surrounded by coral reefs and were named a marine park in 1986. After arriving on cheap flights to New Plymouth from Nelson, book onto a tour to experience these magnificent islands. The marine park has become a refuge for fur seals, sea birds, little blue penguins, and orca whales. Get an in-depth look at the animals, coral, and canyons of the marine park by going diving or snorkelling here after your flights Nelson to New Plymouth.
The Coastal Walkway
Take in the beauty of coastal Taranaki after your Nelson to New Plymouth flights by strolling along the Coastal Walkway. The Walkway stretches along the coastline for 12.7 kilometres (8 miles) between Port Taranaki and Tiromoana Crescent. It travels through the city centre and past several local landmarks. If you spend some time on the Coastal Walkway after your cheap flights to New Plymouth from Nelson, you’ll see Hickford Park, Waipu Lagoons, Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, and Fitzroy Beach. The Walkway provides gorgeous views of both the waterfront and Mount Taranaki.
What is the best way to get around New Plymouth?
Once you have arrived on flights Nelson to New Plymouth, shuttles and taxis offer service between New Plymouth Airport (NPL) and the city. If you would like to explore by car during your holiday, you can also pick up a rental car from the airport. Lock in your rental car with Webjet after booking your Nelson to New Plymouth return flights.
While a rental car is the best way to explore after cheap flights Nelson to New Plymouth, public transport is also available in the city. The CBD is fairly compact, so it’s easy to explore the centre on foot. If you would like to venture into the suburbs after your Nelson to New Plymouth flights, you can use one of the city’s 13 public bus routes. Only two of these services operate during the weekend however. After arriving on flights Nelson to New Plymouth, you can also take advantage of an additional four regional buses. These services offer connections to other towns in the Taranaki region, including Opunake and Hawera.