Photo Credit – Looking across New Plymouth to Mt. Egmont/Taranaki.
Saturday, April 16, N – New Plymouth
New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
The district has a population of 74,184, about two-thirds of the total population of the Taranaki Region. This includes New Plymouth City (56,300), Waitara (6,483), Inglewood (3,380), Oakura (1,359), Okato (561) and Urenui (429). Waitara is where I live now in our town house, Urenui is where our farm is.
The city itself is a service centre for the region’s principal economic activities including intensive pastoral activities (mainly dairy farming) as well as oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production.
Coastal Walkway in New Plymouth
The Coastal Walkway is an 13 km path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching almost the entire length of the city, from the Bell Block mouth in the east to Port Taranaki in the west.
The pathway includes the iconic Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and is ideal for walking, running, cycling or skating, or simply enjoying the view of the dramatic west coast of Taranaki NZ.
New Plymouth is the district I live in, I’m very proud of it, my ancestors on my father’s side arrive in New Plymouth on the William Bryan, which was the place where the first of the town’s settlers berthed, they anchored off the coast on 31 March 1841.
If you would like to know more about New Plymouth