|Popular in||February||High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||June||Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop|
|Average price||£809||Average for round-trip flights in April 2021|
|Round-trip from||£1,742||From London to New Plymouth|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to New Plymouth along with the rest of New Zealand. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: New Zealand has restricted entry to all travellers who are not New Zealand nationals (Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), permanent residents, visa holders, and their immediate families. Australian nationals residing primarily in New Zealand and accredited diplomats currently residing in New Zealand may also enter the country. All of the above travellers will be subject to mandatory isolation at a government facility for 14 days upon arrival unless they’re airline crew or people transiting through. Travellers may only transit New Zealand if they’re Australian nationals or residents on their way to Australia, or they have government approval. Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).. If you are looking to book a trip to New Plymouth and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
The coastal city of New Plymouth combines modern city life with natural surroundings, making it a popular destination for many tourists. Situated in the Taranaki region of the North Island of New Zealand, the city is well placed for visitors to enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits or to simply relax in one of the city’s many parks. In the distance Mount Taranaki provides a stunning backdrop for this attractive city, whilst coastal paths offer scenic sea views. Whether you love to walk, jog or cycle, the ten kilometre Coastal Walkway is a fantastic way to take in the city sights, stretching across the city past parks, beaches and local attractions. Make a stop at the Len Lye Wind Wand, an iconic sculpture created by the famous New Zealand artist Len Lye or visit the local heritage centre Puke Ariki to see artistic and historic treasures. The botanical gardens at Pukekura Park provide a peaceful oasis filled with exotic plants that can easily be navigated using a series of walkways. If you prefer the challenge of a serious trek into the wilderness then a short 30-minute drive south of the city leads to Egmont National Park, the site of Mount Taranaki and numerous walking and cycling routes. Mount Taranaki is a dormant volcano that can be climbed by most amateur mountaineers looking for a challenge.
New Plymouth is known for its high number of sunny days, giving ample time to enjoy all of the region’s outdoor activities. Winters here are mild, whilst summers are warm and pleasant. December to February offers warmer temperatures, making this an excellent time to visit the city.
As rainfall tends to be higher in the middle of the year between June and August, fewer tourists tend to visit the city during this period. However, the temperate climate means that you can find great deals on accommodation during this time and still make the most of the local attractions.
A regular service of Citylink buses operates within the city area from the main bus station on Ariki Street. Buses provide city transport from the city centre to the suburbs, such as Highlands Park and Frankleigh Park. Coach companies provide direct coach services to other cities on the North Island.