We only have a few weeks left before a new year begins. So, if you haven't booked a trip to Taranaki, New Zealand, you better should. While only two percent of New Zealand's tourists braved to trail here, that will change when a giant travel organization has presented Taranaki to the world.

In Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2017, the world's celebrated travel publisher has given its nod to Taranaki as the second best region in the world to visit, and New Zealand as the second best family adventure destination in the world. If you have plans on coming here, we've listed some places we've found in the official site of Taranaki for you to go.

Lake Mangamahoe. There lies a forest which is a good place for a visitor to bask in biking, walking, and jogging. It has a bridle path for horses, a scenic lake, and park.

Mt. Taranaki. Climbing Mt. Taranaki is what most tourists hope to do in this secluded region. The best season to climb the mountain is from February to mid-April when the mountain's slopes don't have ice anymore.

The Pouakai Crossing is Mt Taranaki's walk which highlights Pouakai Circuit. The full day walk will take you 18.4 km and stop by popular areas like Egmont National Park, Holly Hut to Pouakai Hut and around the Ahukawakawa Wetland.

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's first and only museum of contemporary art and the most popular art destination to go to.

Puke Ariki is an award winning museum and library. Galleries and exhibitions are up for people to see.

Tawhiti Museum.Regarded as the best private museum in New Zealand, it highlights thousands of life-size models and scale figures to tell Taranaki's history. Some attractions inside include Traders & Whalers and Tawhiti Bush Railway among others.