North Egmont Carparks

North Egmont Carparks

Egmont National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking


30 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

5 Mt Taranaki

Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.



The visitor centre has displays on the local volcanic history and ecology along with displays of the European and Maori history of the mountain. There is a small café and a retail area where you can buy maps and brochures. DOC staff are available for help with track information and weather updates.

The nearby viewing platform offers stunning views of the Mountain, surrounding countryside and the Taranaki coast.


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaranakiMt Taranaki


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 30.

Emma's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Clean toilet and lots of space for overnight parking as it was quiet at the time. Lucky also with an amazing view of Mt Taranaki to wake up to made the spot perfect for a free camp!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

M+K's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful place to stay over night! The road is a bit windy, we came in the dark so it would be easier in the daytime I’m sure.
There was plenty of room and we got to go for a great loop walk in the morning.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Dom's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

About 7 places allocated to campervans. Very pleasant, great views, loos ok with a large enclosed area to prepare for trekking etc. Very helpful visitors' centre

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Steve Jenkins's avatar

Steve Jenkins


Ranking: 10/10

Oct 19. We arrived late in the day and the mountain was covered in cloud.
Very good toilet facilities, extensive walking tracks, from 1 hour to 2 day, parking for up to 20 vans.
Cafe and information centre that is open 9-4.

The next morning we woke at dawn to the most amazingly clear view of Mt Taranaki towering over us, and so clear. It was truly one of the most amazing views of our entire North island trip, and worth the drive.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Mik Jennings's avatar

Mik Jennings

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Sept 19: We arrived around 4pm and were treated to stunning views of Mt Taranaki all the way in. The spots for larger vans are a little sloped, which is not the end of the world, though the lower level regular spots offer the best morning views. Very quiet time of year and we could hear kiwis in the darkness from our bed. The toilets are clean and open all night and the visitors' centre has great staff who are very friendly and helpful regarding the local walks (especially the weather was somewhat....inclement when we were there). The cafe also has great coffee and cake to fuel up before hitting the trails!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Charlotte's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Incredible place to stay before exploring Mt Taranaki! We arrived in the dark and were treated to beautiful views of the mountain when we woke up!
Toilets in good condition and left open all night. Drinking water fountains available.
Visitor centre opened around 08:30, staff were friendly and helpful r.e. walks.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Andy and Julia's avatar

Andy and Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great camping car park to start a hike up Mt. Taranaki. The staff there are wonderfully helpful as I hit my head pretty hard on the boot of our van and seeked medical attention... Plenty of room, with clean toilets available all night and drinking water from the water fountains. Top spot.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

TP&MM's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Waited for the car park to clear after 3.30pm to get a level parking space in top car park. Comings and goings seemed to go on into the late evening, even after dark, and then started again from 4.30am onwards as people started an early hike. Great view of mountain. No facilities as just a car park but the toilets in the visitor centre were unlocked. It’s ok for one night stay.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

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

Freya's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Large carpark with spaces even late at night. Only a few spots suitable for long vehicles though. Our van was 7m and once a few cars had parked around is in the morning it was very tight getting out. Great view of Mt Taranaki though.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

jcastl's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay before going hiking. Car park is pretty big and wasnt too full in Nov. You can leave your car here when you go hiking. Clean toilets open all night. If you are lucky you get a view of mt taranaki too :)

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Andrew Attree's avatar

Andrew Attree

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Best free camping on our NZ trip probably best free campsite in the world just stunning room for 20 units at least nice toilets and cafe opens early morning walks direct from car park well worth the effort of a drive south west , use highway 4 from Ohakune south to Wanganui you won’t be disappointed, best road trip we have had so far on par with Coromandel coast road stunning

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Luis Vigil Vidal's avatar

Luis Vigil Vidal

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing view to the Taranaki!! Star gazing at night is mind blowing!! Go to the upper small parking and you’ll be just in front the volcano. Public toilet open 24/7 and clean. Nice place to stay if you are going on trek next day.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Verena Fendt's avatar

Verena Fendt

Ranking: 9/10

Staying at the visitor carpark, good public toilets, had a brilliant view of Mt Egmont in the morning! Good spot if you're about to go for a hike there.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Nick Morrison's avatar

Nick Morrison

Rankers owner