Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park

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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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  • 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 af...  more »
  • Many trekking routes, beautiful views, waterfalls, impressive nature. Really worth to visit one of the routes.
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  • 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 ...  more »