Destination Play at Kāwaroa, an initiative of the Taranaki Foundation in partnership with mana whenua of Ngāmotu, Ngāti Te Whiti, New Plymouth District Council and NP Partners, will be created in 2023 and is designed as a legacy for future generations. It will be a futuristic family-friendly experience that brings the unique nature, culture, histories and stories of the site playfully alive.

Stage One construction is set to begin as early as October 2023 with the estimated Stage One project cost ($5M) secured and the balance for Stage Two is currently being raised through philanthropic donations, sponsorship and in-kind contributions from individuals, organisations, funders and trusts. NP Partners and Taranaki Foundation are also encouraging public engagement and contributions to help bring the project fully to life.

We are inviting you to consider contributing and help deliver the full vision and legacy. We are committed to creating the very best of New Zealand here in Ngāmotu and we need your help.

Let’s make it happen.