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Mount Taranaki

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Address: 2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-756 0990
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Went to waterfall

We drive out from New Plymouth to the falls some50 kilometres but well worth it. Little bit of a walk from the parking area but not too hard, the falls had plenty of water coming... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
peter e
Runaway Bay, Australia
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Runaway Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drive out from New Plymouth to the falls some50 kilometres but well worth it. Little bit of a walk from the parking area but not too hard, the falls had plenty of water coming down and the vegetational up the falls looked great.

Thank peter e
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Driving to the Mount which you can see for miles is a must see. Unfortunately on the day we visited there was low cloud cover. We did one of the walks to the waterfall which was very much worth it. Plenty of steps so it is worthwhile being fit, car park has toilet and information centre. Probably recommend on a... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a number of great hiking trails in the Park and I suggest you do as many as you can but even if you don't hike you owe it to yourself to at least drive up to the last Car Park and take in the views from the viewing platforms. Amazing views of not only the Volcano but down... More 

1 Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I'd read some reviews of the summit climb on Mount Taranaki, including those that said "Not for the faint-hearted". Picked a day with good weather, packed all the recommended gear in the backpack, and set off for a scenic walk. Scenic it was; stunning, in fact. Incomparable views of lower North Island of NZ, right over to Ruapehu and over... More 

3 Thank Sam M
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The dormant volcano was partly snow covered, and partly hidden in clouds. Worth a visit and take the entire track, beautiful birds and forest.

Thank Mahendra P
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Iconic volcanic cone which towers above the National Park near New Plymouth. Often hidden in cloud or even wearing a necklace of cloud, well worth visiting nevertheless. There are three access roads, with short walks available even if you aren't making for the summit, and the middle road towards the ski field gets you above the bush-line. New Plymouth is... More 

1 Thank JKBandBMB
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

07.30 start on a nice sunny morning, weather outlook is good so up we go. It gets steep quite quickly on the track up to the lodge, a good workout to start. After that the real climbing begins, and after a while we're in scoria which is hard work. Then combined with rock, and just gets steeper. Great rewards at... More 

2 Thank GrahamR888
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Most of tourist tents to pass over Taranaki, and i don't understand why. The trail to the top is hard but great, and the loop trail arount Taranaki us even better (don't to both in just 2 days like I did, it's too hard, add an extra day)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

What an amazing day!!! The weather was awesome not to hot. We left North Egmont visitor Centre( make sure you write in the book what your plans are) at 6am and headed up the puffer to catch the sunrise. On the way up to the lodge there were amazing views of the sun rise coming up behind Tongariro/ Mount ruapehu... More 

1 Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The weather was good, which attracted lots of trampers that day onto the mountain. North Egmont visitor center car park was already full when I arrived at 9am. There's an alternative starting route from the Stratford Plateau with a large car park. Between the 2 car park is about an hour's drive. The alternative route starts at a higher altitude,... More 

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