Dawson Falls Carparks

Dawson Falls Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking



6 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

35 Freedom Camping

2 Mt Taranaki




Explore the Dawson Falls area from this great base. A feature is one of New Zealand's oldest operational power generators.


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaranakiMt Taranaki


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free





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Sean Stevens

Ranking: 10/10

End of the line, great views and walks.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Tine Fook

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful place, at the end of a 6 km dead end street, with only the sounds of birds and wind and beautiful scenery/lookout. Nice walks with beautiful vegetation.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Rita Hochstiasser


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful scenery of the Mt Taranaki.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Malcolm & Susan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Visited the car park. Again a wonderful location and opportunity to camp for free on the mountainside. However, we stayed over at North Egmont where there were a few more facilities.
[2 senior Scots, 4 week trip, mainly overnight stops, self-contained, Autumn]

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Nina Coopmans


Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot to start your hike into the region of the mountains.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Nick Morrison

Ranking: 9/10

I reckon that 2 days here is a must. Heaps of walks, long and short, take your pick. Remember a warm hat as this place is at high altitude. Which makes for great views, but remember that in winter it snows up here. To say that the native bush here is mature, is an understatement - it feels prehistoric. A must in the Naki.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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