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About New Plymouth
New Plymouth is a major city in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand's North Island. It gets its name from the town of Plymouth, Devon, England, which is where the first English settlers originated. The New Plymouth District is home to more than 70,000 people, which is about 1.7 percent of New Zealand's total population.
Car hire in New Plymouth puts you in the heart of the Taranaki Region, right on the coast and within a half-hour's drive of the mountains. You are 239km south-west of Hamilton, 297km south-west of Rotorua, 352 km north of Wellington, 359km south-west of Auckland, and 421km north-west of Napier.
New Plymouth is a centre for commercial activities associated with dairy farming; the oil, natural gas and petrochemical industries; and the financial services industry. Landmarks include Pukekura Park botanical gardens, the 11km Coastal Walkway, and Paritutu Rock. As well as enjoying the coastal scenery, you also have panoramic views of Mount Taranaki, and have superb facilities for everything from snowboarding to surfing.