Pouakai Tarns along the Pouakai Circuit, Egmont National Park
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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.

Place overview


  • Hunting
  • Skiing and ski touring
  • Walking and tramping

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Find things to do and places to stay Egmont National Park

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Kiwi Guardians programme

This programme is a free, fun and easy way for 6-10 year olds to get to know our special places. It's available at Dawson Falls and North Egmont


A small club field is located near the end of Pembroke Road.

The Mountain Cafe

An ideal location for people seeking quiet surroundings and stunning views of the North Taranaki coast and Central North Island.

Visitor Centre experience

There are visitor centres at both North Egmont and Dawson Falls. View displays and watch audio visuals at both.

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    About this place

    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.


    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.


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