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Mount Taranaki

2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park, New Zealand
+64 6-756 0990
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Great walking tracks and beautiful views, even without climbing to the summit!

After taking a nearly five-hour trip to Mt Taranaki for the day, we were looking forward to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Liz R
Melbourne, Australia
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Drove here. Beautiful views. Most valuable was the video explanation of the Maori story of how the... 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
+64 6-756 0990
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After taking a nearly five-hour trip to Mt Taranaki for the day, we were looking forward to the sights in and around the mountain. Unfortunately the day started out pretty dreary, so our view of the mountain was blocked by rain and clouds on the...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove here. Beautiful views. Most valuable was the video explanation of the Maori story of how the Mount Taranaki came to be.

Thank WairuaS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had to do all the driving towards Taranaki because my wife couldn’t take her eyes off it. I was worried her love of its volcanic angles might cause us to veer of the road because she was too focused on its majestic cloud-covered peak...More

Thank Rillakuma_in_space
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we reached the summit earlier today, and it was a real challenge. We're both pretty fit but it was so much just plain uphill walking it took us aprox 4hrs to reach the beautiful top and 3 down to the car. It's a great...More

Thank Victor I
Reviewed 13 January 2018

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 9 January 2018

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

Thank phlatohi
Reviewed 3 January 2018

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 January 2018

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 20 December 2017

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

2  Thank Etosha M
Reviewed 14 December 2017 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

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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
23 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