Our photo of the week today features the impressive Mt Taranaki located in Egmont National Park.
Local Māori believe Mt Taranaki once stood with the mountains of the central North Island. After a dispute over the maiden Pihanga, Taranaki fled his ancestral home, carving out the bed of the Whanganui River on his journey to the coast
This photo was taken from the Pouakai Range north of the maunga/mountain.
DOC is running a survey to get a better idea of what people like to do in Egmont National Park and what opportunities they would like to see within the park in the future. Tell us what you think and be in to win some great prizes. The survey runs until Friday 17th January.
Photo by Malcolm Peacey | CC BY-NC 2.0
This place looks amazing. I wish I could produce landscape photography of this quality. I’m a commercial photographer in the UK providing high quality portrait and product photography to businesses, brands and professionals.
It really is a shame that so many views like this are being lost around the world to construction and other human interference. New Zealand is one place that I can’t wait to visit. I’ve always felt it would be the place I’d go to and try my hardest not to leave 🙂
My wife, Carol, and I, John, have completed the survey competition, given to us by DOC officer, Basil, at the Dawson Falls Visitors Centre. See our survey for our views. Like the DOC staff at the falls, we believe that more tax paid money, NOT less, be spent to promote these beautiful destinations and activities in our outdoors.
Thanks for completing the survey John (and Carol) we appreciate it!