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Mount Taranaki

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

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Wonderfull way to spend the day.

The views are stunning. The trails vary from easy strolls to strenuous hikes. We enjoyed a hike through their goblin forest. There were exhibits to provide education about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The views are stunning. The trails vary from easy strolls to strenuous hikes. We enjoyed a hike through their goblin forest. There were exhibits to provide education about volcanoes. The visitors' center offered delicious food - we had nachos. They were very good.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

With various roads leading to the mountain there is always plenty to do and see. For those who enjoy tramping this is the place to go or just relax and take in the view. There is something for everyone and best of all it is at our back door and never ceases to amaze me with its beauty - we... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Needs no introduction. Simply has to be visited.Overlooks the whole province and second to none in NZ.

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Federal Way, Washington
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82 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It was crazy to go out in the drizzle, everyone said, but I'm from Seattle..... a little crazy and a lot used to rain. The mountain is spectacular from down at sea level, and the trails are numerous and varied in complexity. I took some easy walks and when the rain cleared, what a view out to sea and over... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The 7572 ft volcano Taranaki is the dominant landmark of the surrounding North Island dairyland province that takes its name. So similar in appearance to Japan's Mt. Fuji it has been used as its stand-in by Hollywood movie makers.

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Christchurch
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was in June we visited the Mt Taranaki visitor centre so it was chilly but dressed appropriately we do some very pretty walks. The fresh smell of the bush was so cleansing.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful and for all levels of ability: from the walk for family with young kids to very high-skills hiking addicted. Every one will find their way.

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Peru
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We loved our grueling trek up Taranaki, what a sense of achievement! But what a mission also, ive climbed the three highest peaks in the UK and this is harder than them. If you are not experienced walker, I do not recomend going without a guide. The scree up this mountain is tough, you are slipping everywhere and at times... More 

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Melbourne
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

That's the trick. Get the clear day..... This mountain is so changeable that one minute ( in the morning ) you can get a clear view of the mountain, but start climbing the mountain or participating in some of the walks and you can get misted in and very wet and cold. Beautiful "ancient world" among the ferns, beech trees... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It's a popular destination for experienced trampers. Took us about 10 hours to complete the return trip as the weather changes abruptly. Best to carry extra clothing for warmth as temperature drops very rapidly. Take plenty of water along as there's no drinking water on the track. We couldn't see anything at the summit as it has been enveloped in... More 

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