New Zealand’s second national park is centred on Mount Egmont (Taranaki), which towers above the surrounding farmland. The mountain is one of the country’s most striking, maintaining its snow-capped crater year round. Although hiking trails in the national park are popular, treks up the mountain shouldn’t be taken lightly if you are not an experienced mountaineer, as Mount Egmont (Taranaki) is New Zealand’s most dangerous mountain. It has claimed the lives of more than 60 people over the years.
If you don’t feel like climbing to the summit, there are plenty of shorter walks, some of which are only 30 minutes long.