Taranaki region

Mount Egmont, Poukai Range, Kaitake Range and farmland, Egmont National Park

Mount Egmont, Poukai Range, Kaitake Range and farmland, Egmont National Park

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Taranaki region.

Egmont National Park cover 33,534 hectares. Here the volcano Taranaki (or Mt Egmont as it is also known) rules supreme standing tall above the surrounding landscape. Beside it are two volcanoes of an earlier era: Kaitake and Pouakai.

Rising above the clouds the 2518m high peak of Mt Taranaki offers spectacular scenery to those who make the challenging climb. For those wanting a more relaxing experience there are beautiful walks through verdant forest to waterfalls, wetlands and excellent viewpoints. Standing as it does in isolation from other mountains it is one of the best parks from which to get an elevated view of another New Zealand - the rural heartland.

It was established as a national park in 1900, the second in New Zealand after its not too distant neighbour, Tongariro.

View the Mt Taranaki Visitors Guide (PDF, 147K).

Location

Egmont National Park can be found on the western coast of New Zealand's North Island. The nearest towns are New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford and Opunake.
 
 

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Contacts

Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 756 0990
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
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Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 27 443 0248
Address:   Manaia Rd
Kaponga
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
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