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Mt Taranaki & Egmont NP

Hiking on & around this perfect volcanic cone

Carrington St

From wherever you’re looking, it’s hard not to stare at Mt Taranaki with its perfect 2518m volcanic cone – one that’s apparently overdue for a decent eruption.

If you’re not content with just looking, there are a number of great walking options including climbing to the summit, though you’ll want to do your homework, be fit, experienced and well equipped to take it on. Allow 8-10hrs for the up-and-down hike and visit Egmont National Park Visitor Centre before you start out. Weather conditions on the exposed volcano can change very quickly.

Other options include the 25km, 2-3 day Pouakai Circuit, plus there a number of excellent north and east Egmont short walks.

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North Egmont Visitor Centre 2679 Egmont Road, Taranaki (entry map location).

Egmont National Park

Mount Taranaki Summit Track

North Egmont Walks

East Egmont Walks

Full-on Dayhikes

National Parks

Taranaki, Whanganui & Manawatū

North Island Loop

Circle the island in 2 weeks

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by gérard