Winter conditions on Mount Taranaki
Image: Tim Weston | ©



From December to April, fit and well-equipped trampers can enjoy spectacular scenery from the summit of Mt Taranaki. From May to November/December, the mountain is covered in snow and ice - mountaineering experience and equipment is required.

6.3 km one way return via same track

Walking and tramping

Up 5–6 hr | down 3–4 hr Advanced: Tramping track
Expert: Route

Seasonal restrictions

Parking at North Egmont road end is limited during summer. We suggest you arrange a shuttle or start from the Stratford Plateau car park.

Dog access

No dogs


Stay safe in the outdoors


Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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