IntroductionThis is pleasant walk uphill through changing alpine rainforest, with an optional detour to a lookout point offering views of the mountain and out to the coast.
Follow the boardwalk past the Camphouse. From here the track leads past Ambury Monument and climbs a long series of steps. At the next junction the track loops back to the visitor centre through kamahi and Hall’s tōtara forest.
Alternatively, from the junction, continue up the Holly Hut Track for 10 minutes to reach a popular lookout point.
The track starts at the North Egmont Visitor Centre. 13 km south of New Plymouth, in Egmont Village, turn off SH23 into North Egmont Road. The visitor centre is signposted at the junction. Follow North Egmont Road for 16 km to the end.
Be ready for changeable 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.
Snow, high rainfall and storm damage can make tracks impassable.