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Introduction

Egmont National Park can be found on the western coast of New Zealand's North Island. Here the volcano Taranaki (or Mt Egmont as it is also known) rules supreme.

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Activities

  • Hunting
  • Skiing and ski touring
  • Walking and tramping
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      Getting there

      Egmont is one of the most accessible of New Zealand's national parks. It can be found on the western coast of the North Island. The nearest towns are New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford and Opunake.

      There are three road entry points to the park:

      • Manaia Road to Dawson Falls
      • Egmont Road to North Egmont
      • Pembroke Road to Stratford Plateau.

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      Other accommodation

      Two private tourist lodges offer accommodation inside the park: Stratford Mountain House (East Egmont) and Dawson Falls Lodge (Dawson Falls)

      There are also three club lodges on the mountain that can be used by making prior arrangements with the clubs:Tahurangi Lodge (Taranaki Alpine Club), Kapuni Lodge (Mount Egmont Alpine Club), Stratford Mountain Club.

      Weather

      Mt Taranaki has changeable and unpredictable weather. Check the forecast and carry enough clothing and equipment to ensure you are able to cope with any type of weather, at any time of the year. The rivers and tributaries are not always bridged and some of these can flood at any time of the year.

      Contacts

      Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
      Phone:      +64 6 756 0990
      Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
      Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
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