Puke Ariki Museum

Puke Ariki Museum

Walk through the history of New Plymouth from 1841 when the first European settlers arrived on Ngamotu Beach to the beginnings of the modern city we know today.

Your guide will meet you in the Puke Ariki museum foyer and introduce you to the lives of those who established the town. Then enjoy a steady stroll through the city streets, hearing the stories of survival in desperate isolation and deprivation, warfare and sieges, colourful characters and the start of an economically viable town while seeing the evidence in the buildings and monuments before you.

Return to Puke Ariki for a delicious lunch at Arborio, a modern bistro with the best view in town across the Coastal Walkway to the sea beyond.

DATES AND TIMES:  Tours available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Please meet your guide at the information desk in the foyer of Puke Ariki at 10.10 am – 1 Ariki Street.

PRICES: $70 per person. This includes an illustrated booklet containing the main points of interest from the walk.

CLOTHING: Please bring a jacket and wear comfortable footwear for walking

TO BOOK: Please book and purchase your ticket from your accommodation provider or the New Plymouth i –SITE by 4 pm the day prior.

TOUR CONTACT: Cathy 027 241 0458 or


Bacon eggs benedict topped with hollandaise on house potato cake and toasted ciabatta

Eggs benedict of sautéed mushrooms and spinach hollandaise on house potato cake and toasted ciabatta

Creamy balsamic mushrooms on toasted ciabatta with feta and rocket pestoV

French toast with caramelised pineapple & banana, bacon, maple syrup & cream

Vietnamese poached chicken salad, glass noodles, slaw, coriander & mint

Spicy fried calamari with chipotle aioli & lemon (gluten friendly)

Margherita with tomatoes, parmesan & basil, Napoli sauce & mozzarellaV

A choice of a glass of house wine, coffee or non-alcoholic beverage is also included.