East Egmont short walks

Track category

Short walk


Kamahi Loop Track

Time: 30 min return

This walk begins from the picnic area just above the Mountain House Motor Lodge.

This walk is a great introduction to the goblin forest of the mountain with twisted kamahi trunks covered with ferns and mosses. The track loops around and returns you to Pembroke Road just below the Stratford Mountain House.

Getting there

Access to the east side of Mount Taranaki is via Pembroke Road which leads directly to the park boundary from the northern end of Stratford township.


Snow activities Snow activities

During winter months the Manganui skifield is open for public use.

About the area

The road climbs through popdocarp/broadleaf forest and then the montane forest, reaching the accommodation centre of the Mountain House Motor Lodge. The road winds its way another 3km to the road end car park at The Stratford Plateau (1172m) where there are superb views of the surrounding countryside.

Plan and prepare

Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.

 Location map

Location map of East Egmont short walks.

Related link

Dawson Falls and East Egmont walks (PDF, 3,337K)


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Taranaki places


Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 756 0990
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 27 443 0248
Address:   Manaia Rd
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:      +64 6 759 0350
Email:   newplymouth@doc.govt.nz
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