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Mount Taranaki

2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park, New Zealand
+64 6-756 0990
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Great walking tracks and beautiful views, even without climbing to the summit!

After taking a nearly five-hour trip to Mt Taranaki for the day, we were looking forward to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liz R
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Melbourne, Australia
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Drove here. Beautiful views. Most valuable was the video explanation of the Maori story of how the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WairuaS
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After taking a nearly five-hour trip to Mt Taranaki for the day, we were looking forward to the sights in and around the mountain. Unfortunately the day started out pretty dreary, so our view of the mountain was blocked by rain and clouds on the...More

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove here. Beautiful views. Most valuable was the video explanation of the Maori story of how the Mount Taranaki came to be.

Thank WairuaS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had to do all the driving towards Taranaki because my wife couldn’t take her eyes off it. I was worried her love of its volcanic angles might cause us to veer of the road because she was too focused on its majestic cloud-covered peak...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we reached the summit earlier today, and it was a real challenge. We're both pretty fit but it was so much just plain uphill walking it took us aprox 4hrs to reach the beautiful top and 3 down to the car. It's a great...More

Thank Victor I
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

short Walk only but the 2 hours was comfortable and the scenery and views of the mountain were great. there was no cloud cover when we visited so that was a bonus

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

every day it gave us a different view - beautiful surroundings, and the trek to Dawson Falls was well worth it

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Went for a 8 hours hike around the mountain, well maintained paths, lovely view of the mountains and the lava hills, a couple of huts along the way if you decided to stay for a night. A must if you love hiking..

Thank richkams
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Viewed from a distance this spectacular volcano dominates and provides a spectacular back-drop. The summit was often covered in cloud but then when they cleared the snow-covered "peak" (cone rim) is revealed and the true majesty of the mountain revealed. Up close we visited 2...More

Thank Tykedownunder
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

This mountain sneaks up on you. Driving south towards New Plymouth, you suddenly see a beautiful snow capped wonder ahead. And closer up it did not disappoint. We loved the views, the birds and the flora diversity. There is trailhead signage indicating both distance and...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

What an admirable, a breath taking mountain: We‘ve enjoyed relaxing walks - just starting at the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre. People there are helpful with advice and hints. Our longest walk to us up to the Stratford Plateau. Easy walks even for city dwellers like...More

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peteralexus
February 18, 2016|
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Response from Trevor E | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to find route maps on the DOC website, including the Translator Road. Alternatively, and assuming you are in NZ, any local iSite branch will have guides; ask for the "DOC; North Egmont Walks" leaflet... More
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cmn0208
July 22, 2015|
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Response from yellow22014 | Reviewed this property |
The mountain is too dangerous to climb in winter unless you have ice axe crampons and ropes and you are an experienced climber. From East egmont I guess you mean Dawson Falls carpark. You climb up fantham.s Peak first which... More
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