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Address: North Island, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Activities: Hiking

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A good workout to the Summit

For 60 years I had never climbed my home mountain, but Hillary made a statement about Everest, so I also stated ' I knocked the b****** off'. Took me 11 hours (slow) up and down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Springwood, Australia
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Springwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

For 60 years I had never climbed my home mountain, but Hillary made a statement about Everest, so I also stated ' I knocked the b****** off'. Took me 11 hours (slow) up and down from North Egmont car park. Only suitable for lean sporty types - if you are lounge lizard forget it. Its easier up the Dawson Falls... More 

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New Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mount Taranaki dominates the skyline for most of the region. It has numerous tracks, ranging from a mild 20 minute loop to the option of ascending to the summit. There are also various tramping huts and cafes and restaurants to keep you occupied. The North Egmont visitor centre is well equipped with information about where to go, the history of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wow! Wow! Wow! Awesome drive up to the mountain with views to die for astounding experience just the drive up there was great. Upon arrival to the car park the view over New Plymouth was incredible the day was sunny and clear so visibility was perfect for photos. The mountain was an amazing to look at and the clear visibility... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A challenging walk to the summit and a mountain that demands respect. Make sure you check the weather forecast before attempting the climb it can be very unforgiving. Views at the top are incredible. Best to climb in the summer when there is very little snow. There are loads of other awesome walks around the mountain without having to climb... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This eight hour climb needs a reasonable fitness level as it is steep and has claimed more lives than any other mountain in New Zealand so you need the proper alpine equipment if you are summiting. The views are to die for from the top. Start your climb at 2am amd you will see the sun rise. Take lots of... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have visited this mountain numerous times, from a climb to the summit with our. then, teen kids, to tramps and easy walks and strolls. Where ever you'd like to start, there'll be a track nearby. The Egmont Visitors Centre is a good place to start and find out which tracks are suitable for you, on the particular day. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

So many short walks to undertake. Have visited North Taranaki end a few times this year and enjoyed the Maketawa Track, Veronica Walk, Connett Walk and Ngatoro Walk. Will hopefully make it to the summit before I get too old!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was nervous to do this hike as it has a really high summit. We are from Canada and it has a high elevation even for our hikes in the rockies. However, we had no problems. We did the hike in 6 hours with a leisurely hour lunch at the top. We made it to the top in just over... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you want to have the summit to yourself, start early. I was on the track at 05:50 am and spent the first ~30 minutes walking by torchlight (headlamp). The section of track called "The Puffer" is labeled as such for a reason. Just take your time and go at a steady pace. The Tahurangi Lodge makes for a nice... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Approaching Mt Taranaki it seemed to be covered in clouds with justmthe summit poking out. But as we made our way towards New Plymouth the mountain became more and more visible as the clouds blew past. We drove to the North Egmont Visitor Centre and walked first to the viewing point. A sign pointed to another lookout 1km and 45... More 

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