in New Plymouth District of Taranaki, New Zealand

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Location Summary
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: 01:03 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
7:42 am and 5:08 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
38.977 and -5.797 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Villanueva de la Serena
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Current travel safety evaluation for New Zealand in Australia and New Zealand

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to New Zealand.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning New Zealand. Last Update: 2024-06-24 08:00:22

Explore Waitara

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 01:03 AM (Tuesday). 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.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 13°C / 56 °F

Morning Temperature 10°C / 50 °F
Evening Temperature 12°C / 53 °F
Night Temperature 11°C / 51 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 80%
Air Pressure 1017 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 8% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 25th of June 2024

14°C (58 °F)
12°C (53 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 26th of June 2024

13°C (55 °F)
10°C (49 °F)
Scattered clouds, moderate breeze.

Thursday, 27th of June 2024

12°C (53 °F)
9°C (48 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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Waitara Street Sprint 2014 Race 2 front bumper

Published: February 15, 2014
Length: 20:15 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Greg Mawson

Waitara Street Sprint 2014 Race 2 front bumper - Result - 8th out of 43.

Waitara Splitter Race 3

Published: February 14, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Greg Mawson

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

Published: March 28, 2014
Length: 00:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Rented Property Management

Visit http://www.rented.org.nz/ to know more about "Property Management New Plymouth"! For our available listings go to http://www.rented.org.nz/region/taranaki-region/ or give us a call at...

Waitara Preservation Train 1

Published: February 05, 2015
Length: 47:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Henry Falkner

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...


Published: August 01, 2008
Length: 40:49 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Gaviws

Kitesurf, Waitara, Taranaki.

NZ Morris Tour 2015 in Waitara

Published: February 03, 2015
Length: 17:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Henry Falkner

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

Published: November 15, 2013
Length: 42:53 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Rented Property Management

Visit http://www.rented.org.nz/ to know more about "Property Management New Plymouth"! For our available listings go to http://www.rented.org.nz/properties/from:0/to:999999/ or give us a call...

nitro catamaran launching Waitara 2010

Published: December 19, 2010
Length: 20:17 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: thegoodideasfactory

the day she got her bottom wet.

A whole new meaning comes to sheepdog

Published: August 05, 2010
Length: 02:17 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: BRAND-X

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...

mazda 20b dyno run

Published: May 27, 2012
Length: 40:22 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: MrDynotune

20b mazda dyno tune EGTs at www.dynotune.co.nz New Zealand.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

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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.

Located at -38.9833, 174.233 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in New Zealand, New Plymouth District

Waitara River

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.

Located at -38.9833, 174.233 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of the Taranaki Region

Pohokura field

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.

Located at -38.9756, 174.277 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of the Taranaki Region, New Zealand seafloor (oceanography), Oil fields of New Zealand, Natural gas fields in New Zealand, Buildings and structures in the Taranaki Region

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