Mount Egmont, Poukai Range, Kaitake Range and farmland, Egmont National Park
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).
The park's central attraction is the volcanic Mt Egmont/Taranaki and its surrounding lush rainforest.
There are tracks for those wanting easy short walks as well as for more experienced walkers and climbers.
Find out about huts and other accommodation options in and around the Egmont National Park.
If you are going to be using the track system in the park make sure you are properly equipped and well prepared.
Explore the Dawson Falls area of Egmont National Park which features one of New Zealand's oldest operational power generators.
This area of Egmont National Park offers stunning views of the mountain and surrounding countryside. The visitor centre has track and walk information and displays on the history of the area.
In Egmont National Park students can discover local plant and animal species while taking part in activities that are fun and lead to better understanding of this environment.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Egmont National Park.
Weather for Egmont National Park
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies