Destination guide

The gateway to Egmont National Park

Many visitors to Inglewood make just a fleeting stop, before heading off to explore the sprawling wilderness of Egmont National Park, or to ascend the snow-capped peak of mighty Mount Taranaki. But this warmly welcoming town is a beguiling destination in its own right, with independent shops, cozy cafes, and restaurants serving irresistible comfort food classics like hearty meat pies and freshly fried fish and chips. Inglewood vacation rentals range from quaint cabins to lavish homesteads, so you're sure to find the right one for you and your loved ones.

Things to do

Fun for all the family in Inglewood

Inglewood is the proud home of Fun Ho! Toys, New Zealand's iconic toy vehicle brand. The company's virtually indestructible model vehicles were produced here between the 1930s and 1980s, and this illustrious heritage is celebrated today at the Fun Ho! Toy Museum. Most excitingly of all, the resident toy maker continues to make models to order, using the factory's original molding plates. Around 20 minutes by car from Inglewood, Poukai Zoo is another fun day out for kids of all ages. Here you can get up close and personal with an array of well cared-for creatures, from adorable alpacas to majestic lions.


Heavenly hikes and sensational skiing

Within Egmont National Park, you can enjoy all manner of thrilling outdoor pursuits. Top of the list for many is a trek to the top of Mount Taranki, one of New Zealand's largest and most majestic volcanoes. It's perfectly possible to climb to the summit in a single day, but novice hikers would be wise to take a guide, and attempting the ascent in winter is best left to experts. If you are visiting in colder months, you can get your adrenalin kick at Manganui, the mountain's exhilarating ski and snowboard area. Here, you'll find powder-covered pistes suitable for all ages. You'll never run out of hiking trails to explore around Inglewood, with tracks suitable for everything from a 15-minute stroll to an epic 3-day trek.


Sunny summer days and crisp winters

Inglewood has a mild coastal climate. The summer months of December to February are usually pleasantly warm rather than swelteringly hot, with fresh evenings. Winters are relatively mild, with temperatures generally more chilly than outright cold. Of course, the weather gets much more severe as you begin to ascend Mount Taranaki, the summit of which is often snow-covered. Rainfall is likely at all times of year, so be sure to pack your waterproofs.

Natural features

Inglewood's wonderful wildlife

Within minutes of leaving the comfort of your Inglewood vacation rental, you can find yourself immersed in a world of natural spectacle. The region's mild climate provides ideal conditions for Egmont National Park's lush rainforest to flourish, with an abundance of conifers and broadleaved trees. The park is home to countless beautiful birds, including threatened species like the iconic North Island brown kiwi. The park also encompasses a number volcanic cones, but all of these are essentially dormant, and simply provide more splendor to gawp at.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Inglewood

Fly into New Plymouth (NPL), the closest airport, located 10.2 mi (16.5 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Inglewood, NZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 113 vacation rentals around Inglewood. From 54 house rentals to 29 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Inglewood?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Inglewood. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sugar Loaf Marine Reserve: 197 vacation rentals
  • Hurworth Cottage: 202 vacation rentals
  • Bowl of Brooklands: 204 vacation rentals
  • Taranaki Base Hospital: 206 vacation rentals
  • Pukeiti: 210 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Inglewood listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Inglewood?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 54 Houses in Inglewood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Inglewood include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 29 rentals available
  • Cabins: 15 rentals available
  • Cottages: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Inglewood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 101 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Inglewood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.