The loop track is a pleasant walk through alpine rainforest

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Introduction

This 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.

Track overview

3 km loop

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min- 2 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

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.

Getting there

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.

Know before you go

Weather on the mountain changes rapidly - be well prepared with suitable clothing for all weather.

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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