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Mount Taranaki

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

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Push yourself. It's worth it.

I'd read some reviews of the summit climb on Mount Taranaki, including those that said "Not for the faint-hearted". Picked a day with good weather, packed all the recommended gear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sam M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd read some reviews of the summit climb on Mount Taranaki, including those that said "Not for the faint-hearted". Picked a day with good weather, packed all the recommended gear in the backpack, and set off for a scenic walk. Scenic it was; stunning, in fact. Incomparable views of lower North Island of NZ, right over to Ruapehu and over... More 

2 Thank Sam M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The dormant volcano was partly snow covered, and partly hidden in clouds. Worth a visit and take the entire track, beautiful birds and forest.

Thank Mahendra P
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Iconic volcanic cone which towers above the National Park near New Plymouth. Often hidden in cloud or even wearing a necklace of cloud, well worth visiting nevertheless. There are three access roads, with short walks available even if you aren't making for the summit, and the middle road towards the ski field gets you above the bush-line. New Plymouth is... More 

Thank JKBandBMB
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

07.30 start on a nice sunny morning, weather outlook is good so up we go. It gets steep quite quickly on the track up to the lodge, a good workout to start. After that the real climbing begins, and after a while we're in scoria which is hard work. Then combined with rock, and just gets steeper. Great rewards at... More 

2 Thank GrahamR888
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Most of tourist tents to pass over Taranaki, and i don't understand why. The trail to the top is hard but great, and the loop trail arount Taranaki us even better (don't to both in just 2 days like I did, it's too hard, add an extra day)

Thank Yogev S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What an amazing day!!! The weather was awesome not to hot. We left North Egmont visitor Centre( make sure you write in the book what your plans are) at 6am and headed up the puffer to catch the sunrise. On the way up to the lodge there were amazing views of the sun rise coming up behind Tongariro/ Mount ruapehu... More 

1 Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The weather was good, which attracted lots of trampers that day onto the mountain. North Egmont visitor center car park was already full when I arrived at 9am. There's an alternative starting route from the Stratford Plateau with a large car park. Between the 2 car park is about an hour's drive. The alternative route starts at a higher altitude,... More 

Thank CJChew
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

something for everyone long walks short stolls plenty of wildlife and birds great visitor center, you dont have to be a mountaineer to enjoy t5he walks

Thank dixieYorkshire
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This mountain and national park is very peculiar and beautiful. It stands alone like a volcano among grassy plains and you see it from afar, with snow on top even in the summer.

Thank sannis82
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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