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Mount Taranaki

North Island, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I bought a cycle ride from Dawson falls near the top of Mt Taranaki, there were some beautiful views to be had, a small hydro power station just down the hill to look at and a waterfall further down also. Best on a sunny day!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Having visited New Plymouth three times before, this is the first time we have seen Mount Taranaki without a cloud in sight. When it is like this, its symmetrical volcanic cone is something worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was an awesome walk. I never walked a trail before and did an 9 hours walk. So beautiful! Saw the snow on the top of the mt and walked through a rainforest.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Mount Taranaki is like a magnet. It draws you to it. Whether you like skiing or tramping or just looking at the spendour of it, it never fails to deliver .

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Whenever we are coming home to Taranaki by road we always feel like we are coming home when we see the first glimpse of "our mountain". It is a beacon that draws us with its own soul and mana. It is a beautiful piece of largely unspoiled nature that is unique in the world.

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Newcastle, Australia
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110 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Also known as Mount Egmont. This is a spectacular mountain (looks a lot like Mount Fuji in Japan). You can climb it from the Visitor's Centre to the summit in one day (in good weather). Brilliant views out to the sea. You can see the South Island from the summit in good weather. You can drive part way up the... More 

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new plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Truly beautiful , awe inspiring. North egmont very good too. Pretty drive up. Tough climb too, take advice from locals preclimbing it. People have died on it. Views from the top incredible. Weather extremely changeable remember.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The next day - clear blue sky and it was there - totally amazing and mesmerising and it looked different from different places. The next day - gone again.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mount Taranaki is one of my favourites! It is situated within a beautiful nature reserve. I love to go for a stroll each day and at a certain spot I can see the top of the mountain and it looks like it is just after the next hill (I stay in the country). This was my first winter in NZ... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went up a couple of different pathways to the mountain for excellent views-still plenty of snow on it too

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