Pouakai Tarns along the Pouakai Circuit, Egmont National Park
Located in the Taranaki region
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:
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.