Winter conditions on Mount Taranaki
Image: Tim Weston | ©



From January to April, fit and well-equipped trampers can enjoy spectacular scenery from the summit of Mt Taranaki. From May to 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.


Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 6 756 0990
Address 2879 Egmont Road
Egmont National Park 4386
Hours Visitor centre hours and services
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