Taranaki / Egmont National Park

Taranaki / Egmont National Park

DOC Visitor Centre



12 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

8 DOC Centres

5 New Plymouth



Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

DOC Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre is staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge. We provide information about:

•Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks
•Track conditions, weather, and safety
•Hut and Campsite bookings
•Heritage sites
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Gateway to Taranaki / Egmont National Park


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaranakiNew Plymouth


  • DOC Centres
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

Nov-March 8:00am-4.30pm daily
April-Oct 8:30am-4:00pm



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Menguy Thibault


Ranking: 8/10

Nice visitor centre with good explanations for the walk........

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sabrina Mandel


Ranking: 8/10

Nice visitor centre, from there you can start a lot of walks.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Martha Taatz

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful staff, beautiful surroundings and lovely exhibition.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Polly Rider


Ranking: 9/10

Helpful with suggestions for walks around Mount Taranaki.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Debora Grusler


Ranking: 9/10

Good visitor centre with lots of information about different tracks, Loop Track to Wilkies Pools and Straftord Plateau.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Anna's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Very nice people, helping you with planning trips and everything else. They also have a very good exhibition about the Mt Taranaki.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Boneschova Jarka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect service.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Ondrej Stepanek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

The best care from the lady who worked there. She gave me all needed information and printed me off heaps of maps of tracks.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Katherine's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of information on all walks in the park. Were able to get all information and pick which was best suited to us.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Jitka Zenahlikova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Good information about tracks, weather...... nice exhibition about nature and climbing.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, helpful and useful information.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012