in New Plymouth District of Taranaki, New Zealand
- Tongariro National Park (Unesco heritage, 74 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -39.002 and 174.238 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -39° 0' 5" and E 174° 14' 18"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dollar - NZD
- Spoken languages:
- English, Maori
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 09:09 PM (Monday)
- Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
- UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:22 am and 6:13 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 38.977 and -5.797 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Villanueva de la Serena
- This place on Wikipedia
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Waitara in New Plymouth District (Taranaki) with it's 6,318 inhabitants is a city in New Zealand about 160 mi (or 258 km) north of Wellington, the country's capital.
Local time in Waitara is now 09:09 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Auckland with an UTC offset of 12 hours. We know of 10 airports in the vicinity of Waitara, of which two are larger airports. The closest airport in New Zealand is New Plymouth Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Tongariro National Park in a distance of 74 mi (or 119 km), East.
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: New Plymouth, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Auckland. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 14°C / 56 °F
|Morning Temperature||13°C / 55 °F|
|Evening Temperature||14°C / 57 °F|
|Night Temperature||13°C / 56 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||3%|
|Air Pressure||1015.4 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Fresh Breeze with 13 km/h (8 mph) from South-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 94% of sky|
|General Conditions||Moderate rain|
Tuesday, 17th of September 2019
10°C (51 °F)
11°C (51 °F)
Scattered clouds, fresh breeze.
Wednesday, 18th of September 2019
9°C (48 °F)
12°C (53 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Thursday, 19th of September 2019
10°C (50 °F)
11°C (52 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Videos from this area
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Waitara Street Sprint 2014 Race 2 front bumper
Waitara Street Sprint 2014 Race 2 front bumper - Result - 8th out of 43.
Waitara Splitter Race 3
My first off at an event. Up the kerb at Waitara. A testament to the Go Pro that took a hit and came off.
Houses for Rent in New Plymouth NZ Waitara House 3BR/2BA by Property Management New Plymouth
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Waitara Preservation Train 1
On day 5 of the New Zealand Morris Dancing Tour we chartered the train from the Waitara Railway Preservation Society. Here is most of the ride out of Waitara. We stopped for refreshments at...
NZ Morris Tour 2015 in Waitara
It is only 15 km from New Plymouth, but off the Non 3 main route. Normally you pass it by. This Morris Tour had the 5th day dedicate to Waitara.
Rental Property New Plymouth Waitara Home 3BR/1BA by Property Management New Plymouth
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A whole new meaning comes to sheepdog
For most city farmers a dog or dogs attacking their sheep is a real problem. We have the answer. The actor playing the Big dog here is Monty and he really is a huge dog, a great Dane Rottweiler...
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is named after Plymouth, Devon, England, from where the first English settlers migrated. The New Plymouth District includes New Plymouth City and several smaller towns. The New Plymouth District is the 15th largest district (out of 73) in New Zealand, and has 1.7 percent of New Zealand's population.
Inglewood, New Zealand
Inglewood is a town in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand's North Island. The population was 3,090 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 144 from 2001.
Waitara, New Zealand
Waitara is a town in the northern part of the Taranaki Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Waitara is located just off State Highway 3, 15 km northeast of New Plymouth. Its population was 6288 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 42 from 2001. Waitara was the site of the outbreak of the Taranaki Wars in 1860 following the attempted purchase of land for English settlers from its Māori owners. Disputes over land that was subsequently confiscated by the Government continue to this day.
New Plymouth Boys' High School
New Plymouth Boys' High School is a single-sex boys' state secondary school in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. It was founded in 1882 and celebrated its 125th Jubilee in 2007. The school currently caters for approximately 1300 students, including 210 boarders, on its 15 hectare site. The school often collaborates with the very close-by New Plymouth Girls' High School.
Suburb:Hillsborough City:Auckland Island:North Island Surrounded by - to the north - to the north-east - to the east - to the south - to the west - to the north-west Three Kings Royal Oak Onehunga Manukau Harbour Waikowhai Mount Roskill Hillsborough is an Auckland, New Zealand suburb. Hillsborough is under the local governance of the Auckland Council. According to the 2001 census, Hillsborough has a population of 9912.
New Plymouth Airport
New Plymouth Airport serves the city of New Plymouth, and the surrounding region of Taranaki. It is on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island and is 11 km from the city centre, on the highway north to Auckland, and 4 km from the outer suburb/satellite town of Bell Block. The airport is the 10th busiest airport in New Zealand with 32,791 aircraft movements in 2011. In October 2009, New Plymouth Airport was voted as the best regional airport in New Zealand.
Lepperton is a small village in north Taranaki, New Zealand. It is approximately 6 km inland from Waitara township, 5 km west of the Waitara River, and 1 km east of State Highway 3A, which connects Inglewood to Waitara. The population of Lepperton and its surrounding hinterland was 1,917 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 159 from 2001.
The source of the Waitara River lies in the very steep hill country to the east of Mount Taranaki/Egmont, near Tahora. After proceeding in a southwesterly direction toward Central Taranaki, the river abruptly turns to flow in a northeasterly direction to the Tasman Sea: meeting it at the coastal town of Waitara. The river once had a dock in Waitara, where export meat from the town's Thos. Borthwick & Sons freezing-works was loaded onto ships.
Bertrand Road suspension bridge
The Bertrand Road suspension bridge crosses the Waitara River, linking Huirangi, near Lepperton and Tikorangi in north Taranaki, New Zealand. The original bridge was built in 1897, and rebuilt in 1927 (using an adapted form of the original design). The original idea for the bridge was proposed by a Waitara councillor, Levi Sarten, as crossing the river to Tikorangi was proving treacherous, and road access to the area was poor.
Fitzroy is a coastal suburb of New Plymouth, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located to the east of the city centre. The population was 3,591 in the 2006 Census, a decrease of 48 from 2001. The area was initially named the Fitzroy Block after Governor Robert FitzRoy reduced the land purchased by the Plymouth Company from local Māori from 25,000 hectares to 1,500 hectares in the mid-1840s.
Onaero is a settlement in northern Taranaki, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 3 close to the shore of the North Taranaki Bight, 15 kilometres east of Waitara.
Motunui is a settlement in northern Taranaki, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 3 close to the shore of the North Taranaki Bight, six kilometres east of Waitara.
Urenui is a settlement in northern Taranaki, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 3 close to the shore of the North Taranaki Bight, 13 kilometres east of Waitara and 6 km south-west of Mimi. The Urenui River flows past the settlement into the North Taranaki Bight. Approximately 3 km eastward of the town is the Urenui Marae, the only remaining marae of Ngāti Mutunga. The population was 429 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 12 from 2001.
Welbourn, New Zealand
Welbourn (often misspelled Welbourne) is a suburb of New Plymouth, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located to the southeast of the city centre. Te Henui Stream runs through the suburb and State Highway 3 forms its western boundary. The population was 1,698 in the 2006 Census, a decrease of 60 from 2001. The suburb began as a railway settlement.
Merrilands is a suburb of New Plymouth, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located to the south-east of the city centre. The Waiwhakaiho River runs past Merrilands to the east, and Te Henui Stream runs past to the west. The population was 2,787 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 60 from 2001.
Mangorei is a locality on the outskirts of New Plymouth in Taranaki, New Zealand. The city centre is about 5 km to the north-west. State Highway 3 passes to the south-west.
Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth
Sacred Heart Girls' College had its origins in a school and boarding facility called Sacred Heart College, founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in 1884. The school was next to the present St Joseph’s Church in New Plymouth and catered for primary & secondary students. In 1960 the school moved to its present site and was renamed Sacred Heart Girls’ College. The boarding hostel for up to 78 boarders, now called "Elizabeth House", was added in 1970.
The Pohokura field is an oil and gas field located 4 km offshore of north Taranaki in New Zealand, in approximately 30 m of water. The field was discovered in 2000 by Fletcher Challenge and has total estimated reserves of 996 Bcf (1167 PJ) of gas and 59.4 mmbbls of condensate. The field has 6 offshore and 3 onshore wells, with the production station located on shore, adjacent to the Motunui methanol plant. The production station is unmanned, and is operated from a control room in New Plymouth.
The Onaero River is a river of the Taranaki Region of New Zealand's North Island. It rises on the slopes of Taramoukou, 14 kilometres south of Urenui, reaching the sea two kilometres to the west of the same town.
The Urenui River is a river of the Taranaki Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows northeast before turning northwest to reach the coast at Urenui.
The Waiwhakaiho River is a river of the Taranaki Region of New Zealand's North Island. One of many rivers and streams radiating from the slopes of Taranaki/Mount Egmont, it flows initially northeast before veering northwest to reach the Tasman Sea close to the New Plymouth suburb of Fitzroy. Near the sea, it is crossed by the coastal walkway, connecting New Plymouth with Bell Block via the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge.
McKee field is an oil and gas producing field in Taranaki, New Zealand. It is located 20 km south east of New Plymouth. The field is now owned and operated by subsidiaries of Todd Energy. The field is named for Tasman Joseph McKee, a New Zealand energy industry advocate and scientist.
Manganui River (Taranaki)
The southernmost of New Zealand's Manganui Rivers flows through the Taranaki Region of New Zealand's North Island. It initially flows east from its sources on the slopes of Taranaki/Mount Egmont, turning north close to Midhirst and joining with the waters of the Waitara River ten kilometres from the North Taranaki Bight coast.
Te Rewa Rewa Bridge
Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is a pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Waiwhakaiho River at New Plymouth in New Zealand. Its spectacular shape and setting make it a popular landmark. Chris Whitaker was nominated for 2011 Person of the Year Award, for his leading role on this and other local projects.
The Waipu Lagoons is a series of small coastal lagoons near the city of New Plymouth in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand. They consist of three lakelets with a combined surface area of about 2 hectares, located 0.5 kilometres from the Tasman Sea, immediately to the east of Bell Block. The lagoons plus surrounding wetlands totalling 7.9 hectares are a local purpose conservation reserve owned by the New Plymouth District Council.
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Taranaki Country Music Festival
Starting at: 02:00 am (02:00).
More Information: eventful.com.
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