Things to do

Passionate about Taranaki, host Terry Parkes can create itineraries tailored to a range of interests to help make your stay sensational.

Into art, gardening, architecture, music or simply interested in the local sights? Take advantage of Terry’s local knowledge and get the inside scoop on the latest goings-on in the region.

For all your pampering needs, Zen Skin & Day Spa is more than just a clinic – it’s an experience. A place to relax; an environment that soothes the senses and nourishes the soul. They  offer a range of spa treatments that pamper your skin, detox your body and prepare you for special days. They also offer a wide range of relaxing massages and facials, manicures and pedicures and essentials like waxing, lash lifting and tinting. Their mission is to allow loving intention to transform your experience into a relaxed and pampered state of bliss.

Wind Wand

Terry can help to organise experiences like no other, including behind the scenes tours at the city’s art institutions, master cooking classes, private art tours, experiences related to major events, guided shopping and more.

Visit these sites for more information about other major events happening in the area:

For package tours and corporate activity days visit:  


The Nice Hotel is situated minutes away from the world centre for the internationally-renowned kinetic sculptor, film-maker, painter and poet - Len Lye.  

This state of the art facility houses the collection and archive of Len Lye including display galleries, an education center and a cinema.  

View further details about the Len Lye Centre.