Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
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The visitor centre (also known as North Taranaki Visitor Centre) is located at Egmont Road end, the main gateway into the national park (proposed to be named Te Papa-Kura-o-Taranaki).

Nau mai, haere mai. On arrival at the road end call into the centre for an introduction to the national park. Get expert advice and in-depth local knowledge from our friendly staff on recreational opportunities, current safety messages and conservation.

The visitor centre is at 945 m above sea level, it can get cold here so come prepared.

Contact details

Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 6 756 0990
Email egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 2879 Egmont Road
Egmont National Park 4386

Getting there

Taranaki/ Egmont National Park Visitor Centre is on the northern side of the national park. Dawson Falls Visitor Centre is on the south-eastern side.

We are located at the end of Egmont Road in Egmont National Park, 30 minutes’ drive from New Plymouth.

Opening hours

  • 8.30 am – 3.30 pm daily
  • Closed Christmas Day 25 December

Information and services

  • Information on local tracks and huts.
  • Weather and avalanche reports.
  • Exhibits on the volcano and flora and fauna.
  • A 3D model of the national park.
  • Audio-visual displays.
  • Quality merchandise including books, postcards, clothing and gifts.
  • Hut tickets.
  • Toilets available inside the visitor centre during opening hours, and outside the visitor centre with 24 hour access.
  • Topographical maps.
  • Personal locator beacon hire.
  • 24 hour access foyer with weather and track information.
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