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Mount Taranaki

North Island, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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new plymouth
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99 reviews 99 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Mt Taranaki a great place to be whether you want to climb the mountain or just sit and look at it. It's an awesome experience if you're really into mountains. Nothing like sitting there when it's covered in snow and just experiencing the majestic splendor of a the mountain. If you are climbing the mountain make sure that you take... More

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Campbelltown, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very spectacular.....when the clouds aren't covering it! Was intending to climb it but was unwell and there was also way too much snow on it. Multitude of tracks to explore, and two nice visitor centres to start them from. Worth the trip!

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We only had two days in New Plymouth, the day we arrived the mountain was covered in cloud, the next morning we woke to a picture postcard day, not a cloud in the sky and the mountain standing there in all it's glory. At that point we decided to take a drive around , and also travelled up to dawson... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

All mountains have a little magic, but this has more than most. When she did peep out from behind the clouds it was more than a sharp intake of breath that you took. The pictures do not do her justice as they don't show her hugeness in context surrounded by the flat plains of fat farmland built on the munificence... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lots of options for access, via Egmont Village, Stratford and Dawson Falls. If lacking time go in via Egmont Village. Great views from those road ends. Great tramps and huts, be aware though of sudden weather changes.

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New Plymouth
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you enjoy a bit of a challenge take a walk up the summit track . Even if you don't get to the top the views are amazing. It's good to walk up the Tahurangi Lodge (about 1hr-11/2 hrs depending how fit you are) and stop for lunch. From there it's about 4 hours to the crater, again depending on... More

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