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

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An amazing sight

There is a saying In Taranaki that goes like this "If you cant see the mountain its raining and if you can see it its going to rain. I grew up under Mt Egmont (now change to Mt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Drive about 3/4 the way up by car then get the boots on for a tough walk. On the other hand and especially if you are not properly prepared and equiped for both the weather and terrain stay at the car park level and enjoy the view both uphill and down. If you ski then perhaps check out the options... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

There is a saying In Taranaki that goes like this "If you cant see the mountain its raining and if you can see it its going to rain. I grew up under Mt Egmont (now change to Mt Taranaki) and it was a great place to grow up. The Mountain is a must see if you are going to travel... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful time of year to explore Mount Taranaki. Fun to go for walks exploring the winter wonderland and built a snowman! Recommend going early in the morning so you can get a park, it got very busy by lunchtime. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There are not many places that you can surf in the morning and climb a mountain in the afternoon. Growing up in New Plymouth, Mt Taranaki/Mt Egmont is a highlight of my youth.. always a beautiful place to spend the day walking with family, or adventuring further with a full back pack to stay in one of the Mountain Huts.... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mt Egmont/Taranaki is a beautiful place to visit whether you are tramping, staying overnight in one of the cabins or accommodation or simply having a coffee in one of the cafes there.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Amazing place to see, but try to pick a day with clear skies! We went went it was raining but still an experience not to miss.

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Absolutely breath taking... Was the best thing I ever saw in my life... Truly an ancestor... An absolute must.........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We went up with the kids unsure on what month but we got a little bit of snow in the bushes on the track to Wilkes pools. Kids loved it. Even the 1 and half walked a bit of the way. Had a lovely drink at the cafe there too. And on the way home had an ice cream at... More 

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Antwerpen, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are in Taranaki, you have to come and make a trek or tramp in the National park. There are heaps of treks for every level of trekker. Just inform yourself at a visitor´s centre. Of course the higher you get the more amazing the view gets. Make sure you count in a few days in the region as... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Have actually been to the top many years ago on a previous trip but went up strictly for a walk this time , well looked after and well sign posted and a beautiful reserve

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Address: North Island, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth

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