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New Plymouth, New Zealand Cruise Port

New Plymouth is a major city found in the New Plymouth District in Taranaki Region, which is located on the West coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The city was named after a place in Devon, England called Plymouth, which is where the first English settlers migrated from. The city is considered to be the main service center for a majority of the region’s main economic activities such as dairy farming, natural gas, oil, and petrochemical exploration, mining, and production. In addition, the island is well known for its natural beauty and wealth of land features. Below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to New Plymouth, New Zealand:
 
  • Visitors should definitely pay a visit to the beautiful Pukekura Park that is found in the center of the city. The garden has been named as a Garden of National Significance. It has a diverse range of exotic and native plants. Some of them are endemic to the region.
     
  • Adventurers and fun loving visitors should definitely visit Mount Taranaki, which is also known as Mount Egmont. The mountain provides a host of recreational activities that would keep visitors engaged. The mountain allows for skiing, rock climbing, and snowboarding among other activities.
     
  • Art fanatics should visit the Len Lye Center that was opened in 2015. It is a contemporary art museum and boasts being an interesting museum that is completely dedicated to a person, film maker and artist, Len Lye. The museum exhibits collections of the artist’s works.
     
  • Visitors should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the city’s Puke Ariki, which is the world’s first fully-integrated museum, visitor information center, and library all built in one structure. Additionally, it has a café and the venue won an award in 2003 for the creativity behind its design.
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