Hīkoi arahi

Guided walks

Historical walk

When: 1pm-3pm every day (excluding public holidays). Bookings must be made with at least 24 hours notice to enable a guide to be made available.
Price: $15 per person. An illustrated souvenir booklet can be purchased separately for $10. Under 16s are free. Advance bookings only. 

An experienced local guide takes you through the central city area relating events, developments and anecdotes from the early European settlers’ arrival in New Plymouth in 1841, through to the time that a viable community was established some 40 or 50 years later. A fascinating way to learn about the city’s history for visitors and locals alike!

There are two walk routes to choose from - the Taranaki Cathedral/Marsland Hill walk and the Devonport/Central City walk - both are around 2km long and take about two hours to complete at a gentle strolling pace.

There are moderate inclines in both walks.

To book

Contact: i-SITE (information centre)
Email: info@newplymouthnz.com
Phone: 06 759 6060

historical walks
Historical walks

New Plymouth Railway Station (about 1905), unknown photographer (PHO2002-810)

If stones could talk

Explore the use of stone in New Plymouth - from the creation of weapons and buildings through to art. 

Discover the fascinating Hookers story behind many of our buildings and how industry and transportation relied on stone on this self-guided walk.

When: Self-guided - just purchase the booklet with information about maps at the i-SITE.
Guided - A guide can be organised by arrangement, please contact us for more details.
Duration: Approximately two hours. 
Price: $10 per person (includes booklet and guide) or $5 for a booklet (self-guided option).

This walk is graded easy.

Contact: i-SITE Visitor Information Centre at Puke Ariki (1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth)
Email: info@newplymouthnz.com
Phone: 06 759 6060