Directions to Ariki Backpackers
Map & Directions
By air, sea or road, Taranaki is an accessible region neatly poised halfway between Auckland and Wellington on the western seaboard of New Zealand�s North Island.
BY AIR: Air New Zealand fly�s direct from either Auckland or Wellington and often has a early Bird $69 fare if you are quick, Check out www.airnewzealand.co.nz.
BY ROAD: There are two Main Arterial routes into Taranaki.
From the North State Highway 3 brings you along the dramatic coast of North Taranaki from Te Kuiti.
From the south state Highway 3 brings you from Wellington through Wanganui through the great South Taranaki Dairy country, to Hawera, having the option to travel up Surf Highway 45, Taranaki�s famous Surfing coast line, or travel through Stratford to New Plymouth.
And from the East, enjoy the adventure and history of the forgotten world highway 43(NZ first heritage trail), starting at Taumarunui the 155 kilometre highway winds its way through rugged hill country to Stratford.
Regular bus services to Taranaki operate from Auckland and Wellington.
Check out www.intercity.co.nz and www.nakedbus.com - Fares as low as $1 !!
Ariki Backpackers is only 100 meters from the New Plymouth bus centre. The closest and only Backpackers in central New Plymouth!
Situated on the corner of Ariki and Brougham Street New Plymouth