Mount Taranaki

Also known as Mt Egmont, this symmetrical volcanic cone stands 2517 metres high and lies at the heart of the 33,534 hectare Egmont National Park. This popular park has more than 140 kilometres of walking tracks taking in waterfalls, native bush and scenic vantage points. There is also skiing from June to August.

A climb to the summit of Mt Taranaki takes a person of average fitness about four hours, although climbers are warned to check with Department of Conservation rangers as conditions can change rapidly. The Department of Conservation operates from both North Egmont and Dawson Falls Visitor Centres and offers audiovisuals, displays, hut, track and mountain safety information.

Mountain Tours
  • Adventure Dynamics
    Let Adventure Dynamics share the best of the mountain in a safe and supportive way. Your trip will be tailored to match your ability and expectations, summer or winter.
  • MacAlpine Guides
    Mountain guiding service and outdoor pursuits specialist. Includes kayaking, rafting, bush, mountain, abseiling and bridge-swinging options.
  • Mountain Guides Mount Egmont
    An all-season service including summit climbs, mountaineering instruction, rock and ice climbing, alpine trekking, ski touring and photography.
  • Taranaki Ecological Experiences
    Trips exploring Taranaki's wild places.
Scenic Flights

For a bird's eye view of the mountain, scenic flights are available through:
  • Heliview Taranaki Ltd
    Scenic helicopter flights to the summit of Mount Taranaki.