North Egmont walking tracks

Track category

Walking track


Veronica Loop Track

Time: 2 hr

A pleasant walk uphill through changing alpine rainforest with the option of diverting to a lookout point offering views of the mountain and out to the coast.

The walk begins at the Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre and follows the boardwalk up past the Camphouse and on to the Holly Hut Track. It passes the Ambury Monument then climbs numerous steps, eventually reaching the Veronica Loop track turnoff.

Here is the option of continuing a further 10 minutes walk up the Holly Hut track to the lookout point.

The Veronica Loop Track descends through montane forest, emerging from the trees at the Camphouse and returning to the visitor centre.

Getting there

This walking track is in the Egmont National Park, at North Egmont Roadend approximately a ½ hour drive from New Plymouth. Drive south on State Highway 3 to Egmont Village and turn right onto Egmont Road. North Egmont Roadend and the Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre is at the end of this road.

About the area

Explore the North Egmont area of Egmont National Park which features lush native forest and on a clear day some spectacular scenery.

Plan and prepare

  • Be prepared for changes in the weather
  • Take warm clothes including a waterproof raincoat

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 North Egmont Walking Tracks.

Related link

North Egmont walks brochure and map (PDF, 3,605K)


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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
Full office details
Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 27 443 0248
Address:   Manaia Rd
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Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:      +64 6 759 0350
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