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Mount Taranaki

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Address: 2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park, New Zealand
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+64 6-756 0990
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Excellent North face Vistor Centre for Mt Tarankai

The North Egmont Visitor Centre is deep into the conservation area for Mt Taranaki, so either a car or an organised tour is required to access it. The centre has excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Billton
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The North Egmont Visitor Centre is deep into the conservation area for Mt Taranaki, so either a car or an organised tour is required to access it. The centre has excellent interpretive material on the region and a stunning view of Mt Taranaki, plus providing access to numerous walking tracks. The road access to the conservation area is via good,... More 

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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for hikes of differents lenghts. You can just go to the viewpoint or take some od the shorter walks 1-4 hour or go right to the top which could take a whole day

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to climb Mt. Taranaki summit in December, but unfortunately the weather was not that great. As an alternative, we did the shorter walk to the Pouakai Tarns (4h), which was well worth it. Start at the tramp at the end of Mangorei Rd, climb to Holly Hut and continue to the tarns. From there you can take pictures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the summit track in December with still quite a bit of snow at the top. It was challenging and a long trek to the top. It took 11 hours return with plenty of breaks in between. I wouldn't have done it on my own as it isn't safe if you don't know the route. Fortunately I went with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As experienced hikers, we were expecting this to be a breeze but were up for a suprise with all the loose volcanic rock and sand. Sometimes it felt like I was taking one step forward and two steps back in the steep sandy areas. The trip ended up taking us about 8 hours round trip despite being told if we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Taranaki in December and the mountain still had snow on. Very impressive sight. We didn't walk up but drove all round, so got to view it from all angles. Next year I might hike it and look for the last samurai.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Many well signposted and marked walks are available - talk to the staff about what is best for you. Beautiful scenery, great walks and nice coffee at the end. I really enjoyed this place and the walks were not teeming with other walkers. The mountain is the star attraction.

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Thames, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We did the Maketawa hut round trip in reverse of that suggested in the brochure. I am glad we did it that way. The climb up was relentless steep climb up a 4WD track, but manageable with reasonable fitness. The panoramas and mountain views were awesome. Lunch at the hut and down through the beautiful and ever-changing bush. But the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Have flown over the volcano on a couple of occasions and thought how amazing it looked from the air. During this visit to NZ we decided to make the trip to New Plymouth to see it closer at hand. It was a pretty clear day and the views from near and far were just stunning. We drove up to Dawson... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

loved the hiking here, some excellent trails, well sign-posted and excellent staff at the visitors' centre.

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