Luxuriously modern and impeccably clean, our 23 spacious, fully furnished suites – a mix of studio, one and two bedroom suites – are just a stroll away from Taranaki’s stunning coastline. Affordable motel accommodation central to New Plymouth's best events and sights. We look forward to your stay.
The Dawson Motel was opened January 2011. We offer affordable luxury accommodation for both Corporate and Leisure travellers to New Plymouth. On the corner of Dawson and Young Streets, in the heart of New Plymouth’s CBD, our affordable accommodation is a perfectly positioned place to stay when visiting New Plymouth's many popular events.
We’re conveniently close to the city’s most gorgeous scenery and iconic attractions, including our award winning museum, Puke Ariki, and 52 hectare botanical wonder, Pukekura Park. Just a short walk away, you’ll find the architectural wonder, The Len Lye Centre – a superb collection of works by world renowned New Zealand filmmaker and multi-talented artist, Len Lye - that promises to inspire.
Our unique position in the CBD means we are only 10 minutes from Yarrows Stadium for rugby games, handy to local Golf Courses, a short walk to the Southern Cross Hospital and the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre.
Using our courtesy bikes, explore the beaches and spectacular views on our award winning Taranaki Coastal Walkway – a 12.7km scenic pathway along the sea edge. There, you’ll discover the magnificent Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and one of the city’s most prominent artworks - Len Lye’s 45 metre high kinetic sculpture, the Wind Wand.
Enjoy your Taranaki holiday in luxury with all the comforts of home.
Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival and they are gearing up for New Plymouth for 2017. A brilliant event for all the family to come, and with free admission, plenty of short films made by from around the world, who wouldn't want to go?
When: Saturday 18th February at 6pm
Where: Located at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands in Pukekura Park
Celebrating it's 10th successful year Americarna hits the streets of Taranaki once again. A great family event for those that love cars and american culture. There will be free kids activities on Puke Ariki Landing, with craft stalls and entertainment at Huatoki Plaza. There will also be a mini retro market on Currie Street outside the post office. All locations are free of charge for the public to attend and enjoy the festivities!
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New Zealand's world festival celebrating music art and dance. An absolutely unmissable experience! One of the best locations in the world plays host yet again to WOMAD. Experience the world's best music and food from all corners of the planet in our very own Pukekura Park. A family friendly festival over 3 days.
Call us quick, accommodation in New Plymouth gets very full during this festival!
Check out last years action packed festival here: https://youtu.be/ZxGIjXRBwk4
The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth is for experimental film and kinetic art. It houses the collection and archive of Len Lye, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Pioneer filmmaker, sculptor, painter and poet, his work gives a view into Modernism.
For further information click here to view.
The award winning Te Rewa Rewa bridge is a pedestrian and cycle way. It is a popular landmark and is the northern part of the Coastal Walkway which connects the New Plymouth end with the Bell Block part of the walkway.
In 2011 it was awarded the Roading New Zealand Supreme Award in Roading Excellence.