Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
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Taranaki/ Egmont National Park Visitor Centre (also known as North Taranaki Visitor Centre) is located at Egmont Road end, the main gateway into the national park (proposed to be named Te Papa-Kura-o-Taranaki). Established in 1900, it is New Zealand’s second national park.

Visitor Centre closure

Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre (North Egmont) will be closed on 26 June for stocktake.

Nau mai, haere mai. On arrival at the road end call into the centre for an introduction to the park. Get expert advice and in-depth local knowledge from our friendly staff on recreational opportunities, current safety messages and conservation.

The visitor centre is at 945 m above sea level, it can get cold here so come prepared.

Opening hours

  • 8.30 am – 3.30 pm daily
  • Closed Christmas Day (25 December).

Information and services

  • information on local tracks and huts
  • weather and avalanche reports
  • exhibits on the volcano and flora and fauna
  • a 3D model of the national park
  • audio-visual displays
  • quality merchandise including books, postcards, clothing and gifts
  • hut tickets
  • toilets available inside the visitor centre during opening hours, and outside the visitor centre with 24 hour access
  • topographical maps
  • personal locator beacon hire
  • 24 hour access foyer with weather and track information.

Getting there

We are located at the end of Egmont Road in Egmont National Park, 30 minutes’ drive from New Plymouth.


Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 6 756 0990
Email egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 2879 Egmont Road
Egmont National Park 4386
Hours See visitor centre hours
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