Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park

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#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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  • I hiked to the summit with a friend, starting from the visitors centre and taking just over 7hrs return (including quite a few stops for photos and food!). Definitely recommend the hike, but only if y...  more »
  • Was the biggest surprise to here in NZ. Is everything perfect ... the tracks (a lot of them), and the spectacular Mount Taranaki. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to in my life.
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  • The drive to the visitors centre is very picturesque. Got lucky that the weather was fairly hot and clear on the day we went. Cloud still obscured part of the mount. Did the nature walk which we highl...  more »

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