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Momentus Senior Moments in New Plymouth

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New Plymouth, a charming coastal city on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, offers a plethora of activities for individuals over 65 to enjoy from a central city New Plymouth accommodation.

From breathtaking natural landscapes to cultural attractions, here are the top 10 things for seniors to do in New Plymouth. Bella Vista New Plymouth is centrally located & is a few minutes’ walk from the Coastal Walkway, Len Lye Centre, TSB Showplace & Puke Ariki Museum.

  • Pukekura Park: Explore the tranquil beauty of Pukekura Park, known for its stunning gardens, lakes, and walking trails. Enjoy a leisurely stroll amidst colorful flowers and relax in the serene atmosphere. In summer, this is home to the Festival of Lights.
  • Coastal Walkway: Take a leisurely walk along the Coastal Walkway, a 13-kilometer scenic path that hugs the coastline. Breathe in the fresh sea air, admire the magnificent views of Mount Taranaki, and stop by one of the many cafes for a coffee or a bite to eat.

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  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre: Immerse yourself in contemporary art at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and experience the innovative works of Len Lye, a prominent New Zealand artist. The centre showcases interactive exhibits and thought-provoking installations & is a 30 second stroll from Bella Vista Accommodation New Plymouth.
  • Puke Ariki Museum: Delve into the history and culture of the Taranaki region at the Puke Ariki Museum. Learn about the area's Maori heritage, explore the extensive collection of artifacts, and engage in interactive displays.
  • TSB Showplace: Catch a live performance at the TSB Showplace, a premier entertainment venue. From musicals to concerts and comedy shows, there is always something to suit a variety of tastes.
  • Brooklands Zoo: Visit Brooklands Zoo, home to a range of exotic and native animals, is a perfect place to meet up with family and friends.This is only 6 minutes away from our New Plymouth motel.
  • Egmont National Park: Embark on an adventure to Egmont National Park, where the magnificent Mount Taranaki resides. Seniors can choose from a variety of walks suited to different fitness levels, enjoying stunning views, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls along the way.
  • Tawhiti Museum: Venture slightly outside New Plymouth to the Tawhiti Museum, where lifelike exhibits and miniature scenes bring history to life. Explore the vast collection of artworks and dioramas that showcase the region's heritage.
  • Coastal Scenic Drive: Take a scenic drive along the picturesque coastal route, enjoying the stunning vistas of rugged cliffs, rolling waves, and beautiful beaches. Stop at the charming seaside towns of Oakura and Opunake along the way.
  • Shopping and Dining: New Plymouth offers a range of boutique shops, art galleries, and charming cafes to explore. Enjoy a leisurely day of shopping, followed by a delicious meal at one of the city's many restaurants or waterfront eateries.

Whether enjoying the natural beauty of parks and beaches or immersing oneself in art, history, and culture, New Plymouth offers a diverse range of activities that cater to the interests of individuals over 65. With its welcoming atmosphere and stunning surroundings, this coastal gem promises an unforgettable experience for seniors seeking relaxation, adventure, and exploration.

New Plymouth Bella Vista offers modern rooms around a courtyard car-park, is an easy walk to local shops, eateries and the waterfront and is an incredibly popular New Plymouth accommodation choice.  We look forward to hosting you.