Taranaki is a region of the North Island of New Zealand that is dominated by its volcanic mountain, (Mount) Taranaki, also known as Mount Egmont. The volcano has formed a gently sloping semi-circular coastal plain on its western side and a wide plain of rich farm land in the east to connect it to the rest of the North Island.
- 1 New Plymouth – the main city
- 1 Eltham
- 1 Hawera – attractions include the Tawhiti Museum
- 1 Inglewood
- 1 Patea
– probably best known for the local Patea Māori Club and their 1984 chart-topping single Poi E. Major attractions include the Museum of South Taranaki and the Aotea sculpture.
- 1 Stratford – the political seat of Taranaki, noted for its glockenspiel clock tower and its Shakespearean-inspired street names.
- 1 Opunake
- 1 Waitara
- 1 Waverley