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Mount Taranaki

North Island, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We did the dawson falls walk and part of the summit walk - with the summit walk you only go about 30 minutes up and you get great views of the surrounding area and its a easy loop back down. As we went in september there was plenty of snow cover which reveals the mountain at its best.

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Morisset, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We enjoyed the information centre and found it full of data about the mountain. However, the weather was snowing and hailing so we saw little - not the fault of the park, of course.

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auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visited the Mt Taranaki information center at the base of the mountain last week. The visitors center is the departure point for trampers and is very well set out.. The history of the mountain, the coffee shop, and supply of information, is a great place to spend time viewing the mountain. Even though it was not a fine day... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We drove to the other side and ascended to an area about half way up where you could see everywhere.

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Birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you have the time (and energy) then a climb to the top is worth the views, takes around 9-10 hours so food and water supplies are essential. However if you would rather have a steadier walk there are plenty of shorter routes within the bush and also a small climb up to still get some good views. Start at... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We drove up to the visitor centre then walked for 2 hours up one of the tracks. The track was well maintained and we had amazing views of the surrounding country.

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Kaimiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you like the outdoors, Mt. Taranaki/Egmont provides a wide variety of tracks, from 20 minutes to 3 days (Around The Mountain). Access to the mountain is from three different roads. Tracks are generally very well maintained. However, be prepared to go up and down and up and down along the many tracks. There are many huts on the mountain... More

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Disley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was covered with snow when we were there so we took the grandchildren sledging ! The ski slopes were open but they appear to be too severe for beginners - all the high runs are "black" rated !!! This mountain is big and very steep, particularly as you get higher up, but access to the visitor centres is easy... More

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