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North IslandTaranakiNew 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
•Cycleways
•Maps
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Gateway to Taranaki / Egmont National Park

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Contact

Email: egmontvc@doc.govt.nz

Phone: +64-6-756 0990

New Plymouth Address:
2879 Egmont Road

Operating Season And Hours: Nov-March 8:00am-4.30pm daily April-Oct 8:30am-4:00pm

11 reviews with the most recent first

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Menguy Thibault

France

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sabrina Mandel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 2 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 3 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Polly Rider

England

Ranking: 9/10

Helpful with suggestions for walks around Mount Taranaki.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Debora Grusler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Anna

Germany

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 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Boneschova Jarka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect service.

Reviewed about 4 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 about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Katherine

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 5 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 5 years ago

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Fahl

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, helpful and useful information.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2012

11 reviews with the most recent first

Menguy Thibault's avatar

Menguy Thibault

France

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

Sabrina Mandel's avatar

Sabrina Mandel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Martha Taatz's avatar

Martha Taatz

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful staff, beautiful surroundings and lovely exhibition.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Polly Rider's avatar

Polly Rider

England

Ranking: 9/10

Helpful with suggestions for walks around Mount Taranaki.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2014

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

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Debora Grusler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Anna's avatar

Anna

Germany

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 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Boneschova Jarka's avatar

Boneschova Jarka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect service.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2014

Ondrej Stepanek's avatar

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 about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

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Katherine

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 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Jitka Zenahlikova's avatar

Jitka Zenahlikova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Fahl's avatar

Fahl

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, helpful and useful information.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2012