New Plymouth, on New Zealand's North Island offers a top range of experiences. The port town is beautiful Mount Taranaki as well as rugged and sweeping black sand surf beaches. There are stunning walks and beautiful waterfalls with a real outdoor feel across the city.View our New Zealand travel guide
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Visiting from Sydney to New Plymouth
Sydney to New Plymouth (SYD to NPL)
The approximate time for flights from Sydney to New Plymouth is 6 hours and 10 minutes.
When to visit
The best time to visit New Plymouth is during the summer months from January to March to make the most of the outdoor activities. With plenty of sunshine, the temperature is around 19˚C during the day, perfect to visit Pukekura Park. As the city is on the North Island, winter temperatures drop to 3˚C to 9˚C. It makes a good time to visit NZ’s best art gallery the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery or Puke Ariki museum.
What is the main airport called?
New Plymouth Airport (NPL).Opens in a new tab or window The airport serves the city of New Plymouth, and the surrounding region of Taranaki. It is located on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island and is 11 km from the city centre, on State Highway 3 north to Auckland.
Arriving in New Plymouth
The friendly staff at New Plymouth Airport will give you a warm greeting when you land and from there, getting into town is quick and easy.
Getting into New Plymouth from New Plymouth airport
With a range of convenient parking and transport options, getting to the city is easy. Rental car counters are available with all the main providers and best booked in advance. Taxi and shuttle bus services are available to the city, it's only 11km to town from the airport taking around 15 minutes.
Getting around New Plymouth
With a range of things to do from stunning gardens and the New Plymouth Observatory, choosing how you travel around the city is simple with various transport options available. The citylink bus service runs around town, car rental and taxis are a convenient way to get you to where you want to go. There are spectacular walking tracks and it’s popular to hire a bike to get around.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
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