North Egmont area: Taranaki area places to visit

Mt Taranaki reflected in the tarns
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Explore Egmont National Park from the North Egmont roadend.


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Just a 30 minute drive from New Plymouth, the North Egmont Roadend has:

  • Lush native forest and stunning views
  • A variety of walking opportunities
  • The Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre with comprehensive displays, a small café, a retail area, and DOC staff to help with track information and weather updates.

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  • Walking and tramping

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    About this place

    Getting there

    The roadend is at the top of Egmont Road, 29 km from New Plymouth. The road winds for 6 km through dense podocarp/broadleaf rainforest, with large rimu and rata trees on the lower slopes of the mountain. It climbs steeply through the wetter and cooler montane forest with kamahi, mosses, liverworts and ferns.

    Know before you go

    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.


    Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
    Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
    Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
    Egmont National Park
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