You have to mean to go to New Plymouth. When you look at it on the map, you realize it’s not exactly on the beaten path. You don’t drive through it on your way to anywhere, really, since it sits all jutted out into the Tasman Sea on the west coast of the North Island.
But we had 2 reasons to visit New Plymouth. The first was gorgeous Mt. Taranaki in Egmont National Park. The second was a crazy connection with the people with whom we would end up staying. (more…)