Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park

#1 of 6 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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  • One of the hardest hikes I've done recently, but well worth the effort. We are a couple in our mid fifties. We had two attempts. On the first attempt we made it to 2000m (about half way up the North r...  more »
  • plenty of places to see,the fore shaw of new plymouth is worth a visit,pukikuru park is a magnificent place to go and walk around,have a paddle in the paddle boats,then have a rest at the cafe coffie ...  more »
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