Pouakai Tarns along the Pouakai Circuit, Egmont National Park

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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.

Highlights

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Place overview

Activities

  • Hunting
  • Skiing and ski touring
  • Walking and tramping

In this section

Find things to do and places to stay Egmont National Park

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.

Know before you go

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

Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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