Taranaki branch

The Taranaki Geological Society is based in New Plymouth and is a branch of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand.  Taranaki Geological Society celebrated 40 years of operation in 2019.  

Membership consists mainly of enthusiastic amateurs and professionals.  Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in finding out more about geology and earth history in Taranaki, New Zealand and beyond. 

As a GSNZ member, wherever you live, you are welcome to attend Taranaki branch meetings and trips.


Regular meetings are held monthly, February to December inclusive, on the first Monday of each month at 7:30pm


Disabled Citizens Craft Centre, 83 Hine Street, New Plymouth.

Meetings usually involve lectures from specialists in geology-related fields or similar science fields, with December being Travellers' Tales from members, or a quiz night. 

A monthly Newsletter is emailed to members, giving information on upcoming meetings, field trips and events.  Books and maps are available to borrow from the TGS library. 

Field trips of half or one-day duration are organised to interesting local and regional sites, with multi-day trips further afield.

For further information contact Susan Burgess.

Next Meeting

Details of Taranaki branch meetings and field trips, and all GSNZ events can be found on the National and Regional Events page.