Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park

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#1 of 8 in Nature in Taranaki Region
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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. 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 have hiked around the mountain and up the mountain (in all weathers and seasons). It's impossible to rum out of things to do on the mountain!! 
    I have hiked around the mountain and up the mountain (in all weathers and seasons). It's impossible to rum out of things to do on the mountain!!  more »
  • Wow. What an experience summiting Mount Taranaki! Definitely one I will never forget. Would recommend leaving early as it's a long day! ( We left around 7am and got back around 4.30pm) Take poles... 
    Wow. What an experience summiting Mount Taranaki! Definitely one I will never forget. Would recommend leaving early as it's a long day! ( We left around 7am and got back around 4.30pm) Take poles...  more »
  • Good well kept path. Such a shame it was raining and we could only imagine the view. We felt we could safely walk to Tahurangi Hut and back. 
    Good well kept path. Such a shame it was raining and we could only imagine the view. We felt we could safely walk to Tahurangi Hut and back.  more »
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  • One day i will go..
  • Its the mountain corse its mean
  • Mount Taranaki looks stunning even if it's cloudy.
  • Well formed trails suitable for all ages and levels of fitness
  • best mountain. no cap. if you disagree, then you are objectively wrong.

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