The imposing Mount Taranaki volcano and the quaintness of the seaside buildings, reminded us immediately of Oregon, USA.
It was like having Mt Hoodand Cannon Beach all in one place. Of course, just add the super friendly New Zealander's and you have the perfect little get away.
The State Hotel, an absolutely gorgeous quaint boutique hotel on Devon Street right in the heart of New Plymouth was our home for the next two nights.
We found the perfect little Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant for dinner, Loving Hut, just down the street from the hotel. The food was not only fabulous but extremely reasonably priced which is my favourite kind!
Breakfast at Elixir Cafe was good but expensive. Yes, eating and drinking was somewhat a theme this trip!
Walking off our breakfast, we headed up the hill…