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Mount Taranaki

2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park, New Zealand
+64 6-756 0990
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North Egmont Trails

short Walk only but the 2 hours was comfortable and the scenery and views of the mountain were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Perth, Australia
Daily majestic views

every day it gave us a different view - beautiful surroundings, and the trek to Dawson Falls was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

short Walk only but the 2 hours was comfortable and the scenery and views of the mountain were great. there was no cloud cover when we visited so that was a bonus

Thank Kenny100653
Reviewed 1 week ago

every day it gave us a different view - beautiful surroundings, and the trek to Dawson Falls was well worth it

Thank phlatohi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a 8 hours hike around the mountain, well maintained paths, lovely view of the mountains and the lava hills, a couple of huts along the way if you decided to stay for a night. A must if you love hiking..

Thank richkams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viewed from a distance this spectacular volcano dominates and provides a spectacular back-drop. The summit was often covered in cloud but then when they cleared the snow-covered "peak" (cone rim) is revealed and the true majesty of the mountain revealed. Up close we visited 2...More

Thank Tykedownunder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mountain sneaks up on you. Driving south towards New Plymouth, you suddenly see a beautiful snow capped wonder ahead. And closer up it did not disappoint. We loved the views, the birds and the flora diversity. There is trailhead signage indicating both distance and...More

1  Thank Etosha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an admirable, a breath taking mountain: We‘ve enjoyed relaxing walks - just starting at the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre. People there are helpful with advice and hints. Our longest walk to us up to the Stratford Plateau. Easy walks even for city dwellers like...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

The mountain offers spectacular views, the more you give it, the more you will get in return. But don't push yourself too hard, the mountain can be very tricky and treacherous, the locals will tell you many people died because they underestimated it. However, this...More

Thank ACube
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I hiked to the summit with a friend, starting from the visitors centre and taking just over 7hrs return (including quite a few stops for photos and food!). Definitely recommend the hike, but only if you have sufficient gear and experience. Out of a rating...More

Thank Caleb K
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The drive to the visitors centre is very picturesque. Got lucky that the weather was fairly hot and clear on the day we went. Cloud still obscured part of the mount. Did the nature walk which we highly recommend this walk espically if you have...More

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We took our two year old to the view platform and it's an astounding view! Due to the fog we couldn't see much of the mountain itself. Very quiet and only saw 1 other person up there.

Thank christiec2016
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19 February 2016|
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Response from Trevor E | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to find route maps on the DOC website, including the Translator Road. Alternatively, and assuming you are in NZ, any local iSite branch will have guides; ask for the "DOC; North Egmont Walks" leaflet... More
22 July 2015|
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Response from yellow22014 | Reviewed this property |
The mountain is too dangerous to climb in winter unless you have ice axe crampons and ropes and you are an experienced climber. From East egmont I guess you mean Dawson Falls carpark. You climb up fantham.s Peak first which... More