Photo of the week: Egmont National Park

Department of Conservation —  15/01/2014

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.

Mount Taranaki in the Egmont National Park. Photo: Malcolm Peacey.

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

3 responses to Photo of the week: Egmont National Park

    Scott Ellison 29/01/2014 at 1:50 am

    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 🙂

    John Kilford 17/01/2014 at 4:19 pm

    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.