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Customer Travel Tips for New Plymouth

80% Avg. city rating Rated by 28 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 79%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 89%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 86%

Culture 81%

Nightlife / partying 69%

Value for money 84%

Customer Travel Tips for New Plymouth

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82% Avg. rating
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  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


16 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Climb to Mt. Taranaki

Liked: Mt Taranaki

Disliked: No

60% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


25 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Go to mount Taranaki

Liked: Nothing special

Disliked: Nothing special

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25 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Pack sunscreen.

Liked: Indian food

Disliked: No

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


11 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: If something is open when you pass by, go in, it won't be later.

Liked: The Pukekura Park was nice to walk through.

Disliked: Most things closed very early, despite posted hours.

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01 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Park central and walk.

Liked: There's lots to do, great sites to see and the Mediterranian restaurant was wonderful. People are friendly and the coastal walk and Pukekura Park are fabulous walks.

Disliked: I had a wonderful time so there was nothing I disliked.

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


14 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: If heading to Egmont National Park, talk with your fellow dorm mates. Rates to get out there by shuttle drop if you have two people booking together.

Liked: Beautiful location. Accessible to so many different natural wonders. Cool arts scene in the city.

Disliked: No.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


02 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Coastal walkway

Liked: Coastal walkway

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
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  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


02 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: The parc us really beautiful.

Liked: The sea

Disliked: Crowdy

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100% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take a bike ride to the bridge.

Liked: Friendly people and loved biking to the bridge.

Disliked: No.

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100% Avg. rating


13 Nov 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy and soak up all of what New Plymouth offers.

Liked: Friendly people, relaxing, great beaches, variety of restaurants and bars. Perfect for my needs.

Disliked: No

93% Avg. rating
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  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


25 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: The only good nightout is Friday/Saturday!

Liked: Sightseeing

Disliked: weather!

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100% Avg. rating


29 May 2013

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: GO THERE!

Liked: Beautiful setting by the sea with the mountain on the other side...AWESOME!

Disliked: N/A

80% Avg. rating
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80% Avg. rating


29 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: the rock

Liked: nice town

Disliked: no

80% Avg. rating
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  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


02 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: i site

Liked: waterfront

Disliked: nothing

84% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


18 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Stay close to the city and walk - particularly along the waterfront. Go to WOMAD!

Liked: The park where WOMAD was held was beautiful. The coastline in NP is gorgeous, as is he mountain and other scenery.

Disliked: That you have to pay for parking on a Saturday and also just to visit the Warehouse.

96% Avg. rating
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  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
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  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


11 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at Ariki Backpackers, and make sure to do some kind of excursion around Mount Taranaki.

Liked: Beautiful location, and easy to get around in. The sea was gorgeous, the mountain was gorgeous, and I was lucky enough to have excellent weather while I was there. The museum was very good, and there were lots of nice shops in the downtown area.

Disliked: Not really.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


25 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Mt Taranaki, visit the bridge

Liked: Mt Taranaki, Sugar Loaf, the bridge..

Disliked: Few places to go out at night, weather changes all the time, very poor place to have dinner out.

58% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
58% Avg. rating


30 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: If you want to relax I'd recommend this hostel, if not perhaps the one "Ariki (?)" across the street from the library will probably be better.

Liked: Mount Egmont, definitely.

Disliked: A lack of public transports from the city to (near at least?) the mountain and surprisingly no obvious roads (straight line) to get there. I was planning to cycle there, but got around in circles trying to get close to the mountain, good ride though, weather was perfect.

60% Avg. rating
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  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: xo

Liked: xo

Disliked: xoh

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Expect a little city but wonderful views

Liked: It was peaceful

Disliked: Small compared to the city I am from

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80% Avg. city rating Rated by 28 customers

Activities / excursions 86%

Restaurants / eating out 79%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 89%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 86%

Culture 81%

Nightlife / partying 69%

Value for money 84%

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