Observatory is in New Plymouth, a walkable, family-friendly area. You'll find a number of choices for restaurants, bars, and cafés here. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the sea, beaches, and parks. The hotels near Observatory provide an ideal home base for venturing out into the greater New Plymouth area.
More to see near Observatory
In addition to visiting Observatory in New Plymouth, consider some of the other local activities and attractions. Shopping, biking, and being pampered at a spa are a few popular activities in the area. The museums and monuments are some of the area's top attractions.
Soak up some sun at Oakura Beach. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Pukekura Park, Sugar Loaf Marine Reserve, or Paritutu Rock. A shopping trip to Centre City Shopping Centre might be just what you need for some retail therapy. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by TSB Stadium, Bowl of Brooklands, and Yarrow Stadium.
Browse the exhibits at Puke Ariki or Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Monuments like Wind Wand, Saint Mary's Church, and Observatory honor the area. A notable local landmark is Hurworth Cottage.
Create some family memories at Brooklands Zoo and Pouakai Zoo Park. Don't miss Sentry Hill Winery, Pukeiti, and Egmont National Park while you're here.
Getting to Observatory
Arrive at the New Plymouth (NPL) airport, and then travel 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to New Plymouth to see Observatory.