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We spent the weekend in New Plymouth and allocated Saturday morning to enjoy the mountain.
We were a party of five, the youngest is 11 and the oldest is 67 so we had no intention of summiting the mountain. We just wanted a decent 3-4...More
We got very nice views of Mount Taranaki from Egmont national park. We did not climb the mountain, however loved the view ! You can drive directly to Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre. It is a nice place to see the mountain.
It takes just half an hour to drive from New Plymouth to the Mt Taranaki Visitor Centre, and on a lovely clear day like we had, there are views of the mountain all the way. The Visitor Centre is helpful with maps and info about...More
On a good weather day hike to the summit of Taranaki, starting from Visitor Center car park and back should not take more than 6 - 7 hours and is a moderate grade hike. Yet on a bad weather day or in the winters this...More
With the weather being so fickle, it’s important to watch the forecast in the run up to your visit if you want to get to the summit. We got lucky with a clear day being on the cards for our short visit and managed to...More
An amazing experience. The top of the maunga was a once and a life time experience. Please be advised that this hike could be very dangerous if you are not fit or don’t have the appropriate tramping/hiking gear.