Veronica Loop Track

Veronica Loop Track

North Egmont, Egmont National Park


8 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

11 Mt Taranaki

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Mt Taranaki from the lookout


Time: 2 hr return

A pleasant walk uphill through changing alpine rainforest with the option of diverting to a lookout point offering views of the mountain and out to the coast.

The walk begins at the North Egmont Visitor Centre and follows the boardwalk up past the Camphouse and on to the Holly Hut Track. It passes the Ambury Monument then climbs numerous steps, eventually reaching the Veronica Loop track turnoff.

Here is the option of continuing a further 10 minutes walk up the Holly Hut track to the lookout point. The Veronica Loop Track descends through montane forest, emerging from the trees at the Camphouse and returning to the visitor centre.

Be prepared for changes in the weather, take warm clothes including a waterproof raincoat


Feature Value Info


DOC Taranaki

Central government organisation


North IslandTaranakiMt Taranaki


  • Walking
  • Free


Luisa and Hannes's avatar

Luisa and Hannes


Ranking: 8/10

Great walk, even for beginners! But the last part is very steep! It is a 4WD track so no orientation problems.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Annalina Drebald


Ranking: 8/10

Good length, easy to find the right way, no real shelter or rest area.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Julia Amberger


Ranking: 8/10

Alternative, different routes. Good length, easy to find the right way, no real rest area.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Fahl's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Well maintained, great landscape, only a few people.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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D Oostrum


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful track and good path.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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StefanieA's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

It has a beautiful lookout over New Plymouth, the hiking trail in a very good location.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Jakob Pedersen


Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk, but no real views of Mt Taranaki. Great scenery through and nice quality track.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Great views but a long uphill climb at the beginning with not alot of views. At the turning point you then see the great views.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Cymen Crick