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New plymouth historic walk

The stories of our city are all around us – you just have to know where to look!

Puke Ariki’s experienced guides will bring the history of our town to life as you enjoy an easy stroll around the CBD, taking in key landmarks, places and moments from the past.

Hear the stories of hope and anguish, struggle and triumph of the early European settlers, stepping off the boat with just the bare essentials and dreams of a new life.

Discover how a bush-clad shoreline was transformed into a bustling community and meet the enterprising characters who faced down every challenge to achieve success.

There are two walk routes to choose from – the Taranaki Cathedral/Marsland Hill walk and the Devonport/Central City walk.

About the walk

Each is around 2 km long and takes about 2 hours at a gentle strolling pace. It includes small hill climb of a moderate incline.

Suitable for children aged over 10 years to senior citizens. Children under the age of 10 years are the responsibility of attending adults.

A guide is available at 1pm every Sunday when booked in advance by contacting the i-SITE visitor centre on (06) 759 6060 or email info@npdc.govt.nz  

Charges

$25 per person (includes the Historic Walk Booklet)
Under 16s are free.

The Historic Walk Booklet can be purchased separately for $10.