Taranaki:New Zealand February 22, 2017February 22, 2017 / Traveling Gem / 1 Comment Taranaki is located on the west coast of the north island. It is known for the volcano: Mt. Taranaki. There are beautiful views of Mt. Taranaki all throughout the area. The weather was terrible this week and I only got out to hike one day. Pictured above is the water that now streams over where the lava flowed when the volcano erupted years ago.