You don’t have to be a tramper to enjoy Egmont National Park!
There are many short walks and easy walking tracks on the lower slopes of Mt Taranaki that weave their way through lush lowland semi-swamp forest of rimu, rātā, kāmahi, kahikatea and swamp mairie.
Tucked into a frost-hollow, the Potaema Bog is a little touch of magic amongst the tall forest.
- Easy access to pristine wetland.
- Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Located on Pembroke Road near Stratford.
The Potaema picnic area is about 3 km in from the park boundary on Pembroke Road (which starts at the northern end of Stratford township).
Tracks and walks
The Potaema Track is wheelchair friendly and starts at the Potaema Picnic Area.
Raised boardwalks take you through rimu and kahikatea forest dripping with mosses and lichens to a viewing area overlooking the wetland, with Mt Taranaki as a stunning backdrop (15–30 min return).
The boardwalk provides close-up views of sedges, orchids and insect-eating sundews.
Plan and prepare
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