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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  • The land of the long white cloud, aka New Zealand, can be ideal with the right light and weather, since the mountain is seemingly always in clouds, however it is such unforgettable set, every step of ...  more »
  • One of the north islands must do hikes. It is a climb, not literally with ropes, steep steps that seem to never end. We only hiked to the first lower summit. That was enough. The high summit can be tr...  more »
  • An absolutely fantastic hostel in New Plymouth located right beside all the supermarkets. The facilities are all clean and excellent. The beds are comfy, bathrooms big and clean. The kitchen is huge w...  more »
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