Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Egmont National Park trip itinerary maker to visit Mount Taranaki on your trip to Egmont National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Mt Taranaki並不高,只有2518公尺,但這個區域只有這座山,附近又都是farmland,所以不管走到哪,都可以清楚的看到。山頂永遠蓋者皓皓的白雪,山形延緩上升並不陡峭,簡直是日本富士山的翻版。會來New Plymount的遊客,也大多是衝著她來的。很有感覺的一座山,不過山頂因為常常圍繞的雲霧,要清楚看到山頂很難,即使是風和日麗的白天。 
  • I travelled from New Plymouth up to the North information centre early morning and it was an ordinary cloudy morning but the further I drove up the mountain the clearer the day became. Arriving at the...  read more »
  • I found this mountain to be most scenic and energizing. I trekked to the top, which was a demanding ascent, especially since the last third involves climbing on loose scree. I was fortunate in having ...  read more »
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