Egmont National ParkNational Park Egmont
Attractions in Taranaki
The Egmont is one of New Zealand's most open national park. New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford and Opunake are the next cities. The park has three entrances: from Pembroke Rd to Stratford Plateau. The Tahurangi Lodge (Taranaki Alpine Club), Kapuni Lodge (Mount Egmont Alpine Club), Stratford MT.
Taranaki has changing and erratic weathers.
A NASA image of Mount Taranaki with the almost orbital Egmont National Park that surrounds it. The Egmont National Park is situated just southwards of New Plymouth, near the western shore of New Zealand's North Island. Its name comes from the hill that dominated its surroundings, which was itself christened by Captain Cook after John Perceval, the 2nd Earl of Egmont, the first Lord of the Admiralty to promote Cook's first journey.
The name Taranaki has been M?ori for many hundreds of years, and the hill itself now has two alternate formal titles, "Mount Taranaki" and "Mount Egmont". Founded in 1900, the park is overshadowed by the resting Mount Taranaki volcano The park is experiencing heavy rainfall each year, mainly of orographical origins, as damp westerly winds move to the interior from Tasmanian Mount Taranaki and the adjoining Pouakai and Kaitake Mountains, forcing it to ascend.
As the area has high levels of precipitation each year and a gentle coastline environment, there is a rich tropical jungle that covers the spurs, a wood that is of national importance for the complete lack of beeches (genus Nothofagus). As the height increases, the nature of the vegetation changes to become more and more mountainous and mountainous shrubland in high altitudes, in sharp contradiction to the pastures around it.
One of the geographic characteristics of the park is the clear radially drained patterns, which can be seen on the right hand side of the image.