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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  • Mount cloudy soon after our arrival at the Edgmont North. Stroll up to the point of view and back through the loop Track Veronica. Beautiful view of the region and the relatively easy ride in the primary forest (count 1:30 to 2:00 walk).
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  • every day it gave us a different view - beautiful surroundings, and the trek to Dawson Falls was well worth it  more »
  • Went for a 8 hours hike around the mountain, well maintained paths, lovely view of the mountains and the lava hills, a couple of huts along the way if you decided to stay for a night. A must if you lo...  more »

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