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“Spectacular” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki
North Island, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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Sydney, Australia
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went in June, well stopped over enroute from Wellington to Auckland and it was one of the most beautiful views seen! Snow capped and almost invisible by the pristine white hazy background. It is one of the symmetrical conned volcanic mountains in the world. It was really cold in that region much more than coming from the south, so best to be prepared!

Visited July 2013
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“MOUNT EGMONT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Awesome mountain to visit but make sure you take the correct clothes especially if you go climbing as the weather can change in a few seconds from warm to very very cold.
nice visitors area and the café was also excellent and the view of out over Taranaki was just Fantastic

Visited February 2014
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“Mount Taranaki (aka Mount Egmont)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Mount Taranaki is the predominant view in Taranaki and can be accessed from 3 different places. The nearest road to New Plymouth takes you from Egmont Village up to the North Egmont Visitor centre. Another road goes up the mountain from just North of Stratford but the most popular side takes you up to the Dawson falls. The drive up the mountain through the forest should not be hurried to take advantage of the forest scenery. There is a circular walk around the mountain and while it can be beautiful with the quick weather changes it can be deadly and suitable clothing is essential. On one occasion I went up Mount Egmont with some of the family and walked around part if the circular track which in some cases involved climbing up & down ladders. We were to come back by heading down to Lake Dive and on the descent the weather changed from a brilliant fine day to torrential rain so be warned go prepared.

Visited May 2014
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“Most spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was an utterly amazing place. We left at 5.30 in the morning after some advice from the DoC rangers there to leave as early as possible to get the best view and before it got too warm. And boy were we glad. We left in the dark and had the sunrise come up while we were climbing. It was one of the most beautiful moments. Take thousands of photos, lots of water and a bit of food.

Visited February 2014
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“Good Scenic View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We travelled from Wellington a few years ago to New Plymouth but stopped at the foothill
of Mount Taranaki. It was a good mountain view with its mountain top covered by a cotton like clouds. Mount Taranaki is still an active but quiescent volcano. There was a souvenir shop at the base. You need to have a permit to hike up the mountain.

Visited June 2013
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