Visit Inglewood, Taranaki, NZ

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  • Inglewood is at the northern edge of Egmont National Park, about half-way between New Plymouth (20 minutes’ drive) and Stratford (15 minutes).

    Inglewood was named after Inglewood Forest, England in 1875. At that time, the landscape was clothed in tall forests. Today, it covered with fertile pastures used mainly for grazing dairy cattle.

    In recent years, Inglewood has redeveloped its streetscape and added a theatre and modern athletics stadium.


    Accommodation in Inglewood (NZ)

    Inglewood has a good range of accommodation including a hotel, motels, many bed & breakfast establishments, self-contained holiday homes and backpacker accommodation.

    Farmstay accommodation within the district combines rural peace and quiet with the opportunity to engage in activities.


    Transport around Inglewood

    Inglewood is usually reached via State Highway 3, which runs from New Plymouth south to Whanganui.

    Train services no longer reach the town. However, there is a weekly bus service (Thursdays) from New Plymouth.


    Tourist Activities around Inglewood

    Many gardens and other places of botanical interest surround Inglewood, including an impressive stand of 100-year-old Californian Redwood trees.

    A nearby wildlife park hosts a variety of animals, especially hoof animals such as deer, Himalayan thar, llama and alpaca.

    Inglewood is the home of New Zealand’s iconic cast-aluminium toy manufacturer, Fun Ho! Toys, which started business in the 1930s. This and other toy stories are told at the town’s National Toy Museum.

    Inglewood’s Cue Theatre offers regular dramatic performances.

    The new TET Stadium is a world-class athletic facility that regularly hosts competition events.

    Lake Mangamahoe, near Egmont Village, is a short drive north. This lake is suitable for swimming, boating and trout fishing. Lake Ratapiko, a short distance south-east of Inglewood is an excellent venue for boating and water skiing.

    For adventure tourists, a high ropes activity centre provides an exciting challenges.

    Golfers can enjoy Inglewood’s fine 18-hole course.

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