Flax leaves in front of a winter mountain, Mt Taranaki  Josh Woskett

Egmont National Park

Dominated by the conical Mount Taranaki, Egmont National Park offers endless recreation options. Competent mountain climbers can ascend the peak in good weather, while others will enjoy the park's many walks. From mountain peak to wetland to waterfall – Egmont National Park has something for everyone.


Egmont National Park is located in the Taranaki region, on the North Island’s west coast.
The nearest towns are Opunake, Inglewood, Stratford and New Plymouth.

Getting To Egmont National Park

Egmont National Park can be accessed via Manaia Road to Dawson Falls; Egmont Road to North Egmont; or Pembroke Road to Stratford Plateau.
Several shuttle services run from Stratford, Inglewood and New Plymouth to the national park.

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Accommodation in Egmont National Park

A wide variety of accommodation can be found in the towns surrounding Egmont National Park.
Inside the park, accommodation options include fully serviced tourist lodges and mountain club lodges.  Bookings are essential.

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Hiking & Walking Tracks in Egmont National Park

All hiking abilities are catered for in Egmont National Park with gentle day walks and overnight hikes on offer.
The most popular walks include the short Goblin Forest day-walk to the beautiful Wilkies Pools (a series of plunge pools), and the five day walk which circles the mountain.

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Egmont Climate

Below the mountain the weather is generally warm.
If ascending the mountain be prepared for cold alpine conditions.


Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Manaia Rd

Ph: +64 6 756 0990

Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
2879 Egmont Road

Ph: +64 6 756 0990