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Situated on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island in the Taranaki Region, New Plymouth is known for its sunny climate and laid-back atmosphere. A wonderful destination for outdoor enthusiasts, New Plymouth offers a postcard-perfect landscape of parks and beaches, framed by the dramatic backdrop of Mount Taranaki. From your centrally-located New Plymouth accommodation you can take a stroll along the 13km Coastal Walkway, visit the beautiful botanical gardens, enjoy a round of golf at one of the region’s 20 courses, or discover beautiful black sand beaches and amazing surf. Pull on your hiking boots and explore Mount Taranaki, or grab a snowboard or some skis to enjoy an alpine adventure during the winter months. If a cultural excursion is more your scene, take a trip to Puke Ariki museum and heritage centre down at the New Plymouth waterfront, before making your way to New Zealand's first museum of contemporary art, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre. Travelling with little ones? Spend an afternoon at the free Brooklands Zoo, which features a walk-through free-flight aviary full of colourful birds, and is home to farmyard animals, meerkats, otters, tamarin and capuchin monkeys. With so much to see and do within easy walking distance of Hotel Novotel New Plymouth Hobson – including a wide range of exciting annual events such as the TSB Bank Festival of Lights – your family will be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring this beautiful costal city.