Egmont National Park

Top Adventures in Egmont National Park

  • Backpack the Pouakai Circuit

    The track starts at Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre (North Egmont) and can be walked in either direction. Two serviced backcountry huts (15$ each) provide overnight accommodation (equipped with woodburners, toilets, water, bunks and...

    15.5 miles

  • Hike to Maketawa Hut

    Limited time in Egmont National Park? Not up for summiting Taranaki? Well, the hike to Maketawa Hut (via Translator Road) will bring you face to face with Taranaki and offers a gorgeous half day hike. To top if off, if you luckily have a clear day...

    4.2 miles 787.4 ft gain

  • Summit Mt. Taranaki

    Begin your hike at Egmont Visitor Centre at 960m above sea level and only 35 minutes from the coastal town of New Plymouth. As this hike will take approximately 8 hours, it is advised to make an early start.The first section of the climb is a 4WD ...

    10.6 miles 4921.3 ft gain

  • Photograph Lake Mangamahoe

    Want to see Mt Taranaki from a different angle? Get to Lake Mangamahoe during a sunset and see the epic colors take over Taranaki's peaks! Just about a 10 minutes drive on SH 3 south from town - take a left on Kent Rd onto a gravel road. There are...

  • Visit the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

    The Te Rewa Rewa footbridge in New Plymouth is absolutely beautiful and internationally award winning. Standing over the Waiwhakaiho River (sourcing from Mt Taranaki) and at 70m long, the footbridge looks like something familiar. Is it a whale ske...