Introduction

Although these walks are maintained to wheel chair standard, they’re great for families with a baby on board as well.

Track overview

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Potaema Track

Time: 30 min

This wheelchair friendly track starts at the Potaema Picnic Area about 3 km in from the park boundary on Pembroke Road.

Raised boardwalks take you through lush lowland forest made up of rimu-rata/kamahi, kahikatia and mountain totara/pokaka. The track leads to a large lowland bog that sustains a wide variety of flora and fauna. Magnificent views of the mountain can be had across the swamp from the viewing area.

East Egmont Lookout

Time: 30 min

This track begins at the end of the road at the Stratford Plateau. Take a right hand turn just below the carpark toilets and follow the signs to the lookout.

Here you will have spectacular views up the mountain and down to the Taranaki ring plain. See how plant types change with the altitude.

Getting there

Access to the east side of Mount Taranaki is via Pembroke Road which leads directly to the park boundary from the northern end of Stratford township.

The road climbs through popdocarp/broadleaf forest and then montane forest, reaching the accommodation centre of the Mountain House Motor Lodge. The road winds its way another 3km to the road end car park at the Stratford Plateau (1172 m) where there are superb views of the surrounding countryside.

Know before you go

Location map

Map of East Egmont barrier-free walks.

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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