Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park

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#1 of 7 in Nature in Taranaki Region
Renowned for its eye-catching symmetry, snow-capped Mount Taranaki stands as one of the country's most active volcanoes. Reaching to a height of 2,518 m (8,261 ft) above sea level, the mountain plays an important role in Maori lore: that of a heartbroken lover, banished to the coast by a bitter rival, hiding its tears with a cloudy shroud. Head for the surrounding park to explore a wide array of walking trails of a varying lengths, taking you through lush forest, past waterfalls, and over rocky foothills. You can even try to summit the mountain yourself, though keep in mind that you'll need sufficient equipment, preparation, and fitness level to go safely. The mountain's weather can be extremely volatile, so dress warmly and bring along something rainproof even on a sunny day. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mount Taranaki and many more Egmont National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Egmont National Park trip planner .
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  • We enjoyed spending 3 days around Mount Taranaki! This mountain is really beautiful! Lots of different hikes and tracks exist, so you'll have to choose!
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  • Our tour guide, was amazing. He gave us so much history on everything we went to see. The panorama was breathtaking. The hike to see the glacier is steep. Our lunch, which is included, was a fabulous ...  more »
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  • Magnificent Mt Taranaki! Had an experienced climbing this mount for a day. That was an extreme challenge for myself. It has medium to advance hiker capacity. If you can’t manage to climb for a day (up & down) better spend a night at the hut to regain more energy for the next day climb.
  • Beautiful and sensational mountain. I refer Mt. Taranaki as the sister/brother of Mt. Fuji. This was the volcano that was used in the film Samurai warrior starring Tom Cruise. If you keen, you could even walk up inside the top of the volcano. On the crater itself. It will take you several hours but once you’re inside, it’s just amazing! The view and the snow. Make sure you check the weather and bring suitable clothing, food and water. If you just want a nice stroll, there are other nature walks and also the visitor centre is a nice place to was about the history.
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