East Egmont short walks
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.
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.
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
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