Mount Taranaki Summit Track

Mount Taranaki Summit Track - North Egmont, Egmont National Park

Mount Taranaki Summit Track

North Egmont, Egmont National Park

Reviews

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Takeru Yonahr

Japan

Ranking: 9/10

Many walks in the forest, near the river, long, short, with a spectacular view. Always check the weather first.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Tom Koppe

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk. Was a rainy day what made it hard. We did not reach the summit due to wind and rain.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Henna

Finland

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best hikes in the North Island. When we were there it was rainy and windy so we could not reach the top of the mountain. Highly recommended in good weather!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Mark Nickson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really good informative visitor centre at North Egmont carpark. All signage on the track is second to none, the same as every walk we have done in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Dan Schmidt

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic!! Views inland and over the sea, above clouds, very difficult hike though, be prepared to get on all 4s at some point. Snow permanently at the summit crater - prepare!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Heyuuiutha Lokithas

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice mountain. A good area around the mountain. They have a lot of good walks around the mountain and to the summit. Highly recommend.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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David

France

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of walks for several hours or a few days. Very impressive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Alexie Lion

France

Ranking: 9/10

We were a little bit disappointed because it was very cloudy! We stayed a few days and then we left, we then finally saw the top of the mountain!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Adrien Richard

France

Ranking: 9/10

My favourite hiking trip in New Zealand!!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Benjamin Leboucq

France

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of landscapes, top of the world, not too many people, one of the best.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Birthe

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Unfortunately after the steep climb the only thing we could see were clouds. We could imagine that the view would be amazing.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Edwine

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk! All the huts were nice with wood to make the place warm!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Vincent

France

Ranking: 8/10

One part is very slippery and not that easy. Do not under estimate the weather. Really cold at the top. Worth the 9 to 10 hour walk.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anat Yossef

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing walk! Not for experts only, but you do have to be in good shape. The view from the top is great, lots of snow in the crater, even in January. Start before 8am - worth the effort.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Benoit Leclerc

France

Ranking: 8/10

A great walk, well entertaining. A beautiful diversity of landscapes and forest. Easy and suited for all the family.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jacob Winchester

United States

Ranking: 10/10

There is a snow capped volcano resting elegantly atop a lush fern rainforest.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Josh Symons

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing hike. Great visitor centre and you are able to park for the night freedom camping. Six and a half hours return, leave early!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jan Homann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is definitely not an easy walk! But it is doable if you take your time. Expect at least 4-5 hours up and 3-4 downhill. Cannot compare it to the other volcanoes yet.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Meral Calar

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Hard work to climb up there, but if the view is good it is worth it!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Adrienne Hoet

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful sunrise as we started our trip around 6 o'clock in the morning. It was a really tough walk but it is a must if you like amazing scenery and pushing yourself.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Robin Brandl

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

I did a two day tramp. If the weather is good, the track and the view will be amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Martina Cervenkova

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Long, exhausting but totally worth it! Very steep but the view from the top of perfect. Free

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gessica

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome! A bit hard but very nice landscape. Just careful about weather, it changes very fast in a few minutes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Yoomm

France

Ranking: 9/10

Steep and hard walk, pretty long walk. If there are not too many clouds then the view at the top is wonderful. Be ready to 'suffer'. But really great to do if you are around.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Juro

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing view from the visitor centre. Unbelievable from here for you can see the mountain and how big he looks.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

A beautiful walk but also a really exhausting one. You get rewarded with a stunning view.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Felix

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

You can get some really nice views from the landscape and from the Mt Tongariro as well. If you are lucky and the weather is good you can also see the South Island! Beautiful!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Cariotta Kemper

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing landscape during a very hard but worth it walk up to the top.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Yannick Schroeder

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great climb to the Summit and an awesome view up there. You do need trekking shoes and a little bit of fitness.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Antoine Boudin

France

Ranking: 8/10

I have done the Summit Track and it is challenging to climb to the top and then you are rewarded with the view above the clouds.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Annika Weber

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice views and landscape, but it was very hard to climb there.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Teo Golja

Slovenia

Ranking: 8/10

Great views from the Summit but part of the climb is a little bit difficult. Great one day hike.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Maddalena Buffoni

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Incredible place. Very steep climb to the Summit. Definitely not for beginners. Get to the top and be rewarded (if the clouds decide so).

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Marie

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

You have a nice view from the top but also from a lower station. You need good equipment for climbing to the top.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jaquein Bucholz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It was my first hike and it was really cool. Sometimes it was a bit hard but when you really want to climb the mountain you can do it. And the view was awesome.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ales Bronec

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful view of the New Plymouth region and sea. It is a little hard trip!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Michal Putnar

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Biggest mountain in my life because I went to the top walking.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jakub Ira

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Biggest mountain that I have seen, climbed and done.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Verena

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful walk to the top of the mountain, hard at the beginning it you do not like walking up.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Lennox

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The feeling of being on the Summit of this beautiful mountain is unique, it felt great and it is an amazing accomplishment.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Bernhard Fichtl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The track to the Summit of Mt Taranaki is much easier than described. Not much experience needed, but persistence, since the climb is quite exhausting. But the view is definitely worth it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Nilles Ullner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect volcano, if you have enough time - this is a must do.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Linda and Gunther

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

The walks there are really nice. The mountain is really stunning.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Delphine Contrel

Ranking: 10/10

The walk really exhausting, started at 1:00am to enjoy the sunrise at the summit and not having to suffer of the hot temperature on the way up. The view was so clear that we could see the South Island and the Mt Tongariro and Nguruhoe.
One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done in New Zealand. The view from the summit is going to leave you speechless.
But be ready to sweat, never give up and don't hesitate to take a break when you need it.
Trekking shoes highly recommended because some parts are really dodgy and dangerous.
Hiked it in 7:45 hours and enjoyed the summit for 1:45 hours which felt like 20 minutes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Martha Taatz

Ranking: 10/10

So many possibilities for walking, you can combine the tracks if you have time and want to explore everything. Beautiful views of the mountain.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Stephanie Piou

France

Ranking: 10/10

Went up on the first clear day after several days of bad weather, wind was still quite strong. Very difficult track even with experience, difficult to keep to a clear path and your hands are strongly needed as well as good fitness. Walking poles strongly recommended. Crater was covered in ice - tricky but one of the most amazing tracks yet.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Nicolas Justin

France

Ranking: 9/10

Long and steady climb, lots of stairs, but unprecise signs near the summit. Great view from the top, and the icy crater was really amazing. The i-Site parking is a nice place to stay.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Thomas Haslbeck

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very exhausting and dangerous. It is recommended to hike only with hiking boots. Nice view from the summit because you can see the sea and the Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Elisabeth Ringswandl

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Unbelievably exhausting. Not for inexperienced people, but the view was amazing sooooo beautiful.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Manuela Opprecht

Ranking: 9/10

A must do when you are a bit crazy ;-))) its an exhausting climb up. 430 steps, gravel field, rock climbing and snow field.... But the feeling in the end is fantastic and the view from the top is great. Bring a lot of water and the right clothes, the weather can change very quickly. Good luck and have fun. Never give up!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Rita Hochstiasser

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

We met a very friendly kiwi person who belonged to DOC.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Anna

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

After a lot of talking with the visitor centre, and an ok or with some experience, climb the mountain when the weather is fine. Very exhausting but the feeling at the top is awesome. You can see the South Island (bring lots of clothes) do not underestimate it!!!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Jakub Stastny

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

A challenging track.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Becky

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Amazing mountain but visitor centre has terrible weather forecasting and gave us completely the wrong advice so ended up climbing the mountain in cloud and rain!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Alex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Would be awesome views on a clear day but we had awful weather. Very unpredictable and potentially dangerous weather and a touch, challenging climb of 1.6km.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Florian Littmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Dana

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The summit track was exhausting (especially when you get to the little volcano part) but I enjoyed it a lot. A must do!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Kristina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great mountaineering track with easy and steep passages, climbing, stairs, gravel and so on. Start very early before the heat of the day rises. At visitor centre North Egmont you may stay one night for free!! Public toilets open.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Phillip

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

8 hour summit tour, great view if the weather is fine.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Manuel Bach

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice summit if you like mountain hiking steep and over 1,500 metres up from Egmont North Visitor Centre, be well prepared (shoes, water, clothes), do not give up at the gravel field.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marc Engstle

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Superb! Absolutely must do.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Strenuous one day hike, but possible with good level of fitness and boots. Consider turning around if the sight to next pole is not given. Stunning to be above the clouds though.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Cindy Benayoum

France

Ranking: 5/10

The hardest walk I have done. Very dangerous, long and no indication for the road in the top, just climb in the rock to reach the top! But at the top it is beautiful!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Aitnan Melman

Israel

Ranking: 7/10

We had cloudy weather, didn't have a good view.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Annika

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very hard track, doable in 10 hours by beginners with moderate fitness, for me it was the hardest journey in my life, but it was free!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Sebastian Russell-Smits

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very tough climb, but so so so worth it!! Amazing views all the way to Tongariro!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Sarah Horn

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very challenging but well worth the effort - spectacular views and a truly brilliant experience. The scree is hell going up but great fun coming down!!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Nora

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Prospect at the end is worth the long and exhausting walk. We were lucky enough to have had perfect weather conditions.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Thomas

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Great but demanding hike/climb to the summit. Great view from the top, however for me the best part was the climb itself which is very diverse.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Rouquette

France

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing, very hard and good health to climb to the summit.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Kristine and William

Norway

Ranking: 8/10

Stenuous hike, but well worth it. Amazing views.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Melanie Friessen

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very good track/nice view. Fickle weather, and free overnight stay at i-Site allowed.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Darina Kvasnicova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience, final part is quite difficult, but if you have fine weather it is the most beautiful track and view in North Island. It takes 8-10 hours.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Merlyn

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very hard to do but nice views at the top/summit. Need good shoes and lots of water.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Magda Savels

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

It is a hard one to climb with the gravel. But when you see the summit it is great. Start early.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Steve Collier

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic - but very hard work - be prepared.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Johannes & Katrin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

4 hour hike that started at the Visitor Centre of the North Entrance, nice track that leads through the woods but also up to Mt Egmont, and you have the option to make it a day tour to the summit.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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_mel_

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

challenging, but rewarding!
when we climb a summit in our homecountry switzerland, we mostly see other summits from the top. here, we saw an ocean of clouds and only far, far away the summits of ruapehu and ngauruohe. felt like on top of the world, so amazing and impressive! pretty much the best experience during my whole NZ-journey :-)

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rachel Cockroft

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good days climb, rewarding views, but must not be undertaken lightly. Weather conditions can change very fast.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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TheBigLebowski

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This hike is not for the faint hearted. I'd only recommend it on a nice day with good weather forecast so you can experience the great views. It's exhilarating to get to the top of this stunning mountain. Make sure you are fit, are properly outfitted and do your homework before embarking on this hike.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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Chloe Finster

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic views from the top! Very hard work though!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Eva Weichs

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful mountian, great views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Karen Phillips

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Most amazing views but a killer. We started from New Plymouth and found out if you start from Stratford you could save a few hours!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martin

France

Ranking: 10/10

If you like hiking, this is one of my best places in the North Island. Great view from the top. The final walk to summit is very steep and can be slippery. Go on a nice day.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Johan Vaartjes

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Great info. Great view (if you're lucky, like we were...).

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Chris Mackamul

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Very exhausting, first part very boring (3/4 just steps, the last part gravel), just good if the weather is good and you have the time.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Johan

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good marked trail but really exhausting.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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LaurensD

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Take a deep breath for this challenge. After is a great accomplishment.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Brigette Guikens

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful bushwalks with awesome views!

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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RuddM

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Large & quiet area to pitch up tent. Kitchen & facilities share with hotel. Nice staff. Gave us piece of "Egmont Cake?!"

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009