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a great hike, but be prepared for lots of steps!

We didn't do the entire circuit, just the point-to-point crossing from the Egmont Visitor Center to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA
Such a great hike

I’ve done this track twice now in the hope of seeing mighty Taranaki from the top. Sadly I’ve not... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Egmont Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
+64 6-756 0990
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't do the entire circuit, just the point-to-point crossing from the Egmont Visitor Center to the Mangorei Road. You'll need a shuttle (easily hired) to do the one-day crossing. The track goes through forests and subalpine habitats, including a wetlands. We got lucky and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve done this track twice now in the hope of seeing mighty Taranaki from the top. Sadly I’ve not been in luck but I’ll definitely try again because the track is such fun with its 38385939 steps!! If you’re trying to get to the top...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A lot of steps, but so worth it!! I takes around 2 hours to reach the hut! But when you arive at the hut, the view is brearhtaking! After the hut, walk to the pond with view on mount taranaki! Don’t forger to wear waterresistance...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GlynD75
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The Pouakai Crossing has a slip between Kokowai track intersection and the track just southeast from there. That section is currently closed. You can reroute via Ram track and Kokowai track but that makes the crossing even longer. An alternative day hike (4 to 5...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Rahji
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I originally planned to climb to the summit of Taranaki when I did this but the weather turned overnight so ended up doing this instead but I am really glad I did it in the end. It's a long enough hike, not too hilly but...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank cooker3000
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Had a clear sunny morning. High cloud rolled in over the mountain in the afternoon. temperatures very warm all day. shorts & t-shirts were okay all the way. suggest good hiking boots and good sun protection if fine. We parked our car at the Mangorei...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank D5059XXandrem
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Relatively easy track, although a bit long. Some parts are really muddy, and in some parts, you're walking in 3-4 centimeters of water, so be sure to have suitable shoes. The views of Mt Taranaki are great if the weather is fine. As a side...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 335paulinen
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Started at North Egmont Visitor centre and finished at Mangorei Rd. Parked one car at the start of the track and one at the end. For us it was a long trek, we took about 10-11 hours, but had quite a few stops on the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
5  Thank verena_133
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

An experience following ex Cyclone Cook Easter weekend 2017. We entered from North Egmont Visitors centre and trekked towards Holly Hut. Amazing views experienced with the wet conditions. It was slow going to get to Holly (4hrs ish) our fault with taking too many photos....More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Jayden S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Section from North Egmont to Holly Hut was fantastic with outstanding scenery of the mountain and surrounds. Track was good but definitely room for improvements. I carried a tent expecting a full house at the hut given that it a Saturday in January but there...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jeremy M
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15 March 2018|
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Response from D5059XXandrem | Reviewed this property |
We used Taranaki Mountain Shuttle.
Mark S
21 January 2018|
Response from 335paulinen |
Yes well marked and very easy to follow, you can't get lost. And you can get a map from the visitor center detailing all the itinerary to double check.
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