"Road Trip to Taranaki." Taranaki by kiwi
Taranaki Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 59 photos
The European settlers named it Mt Egmont, but the local Maori had named it Taranaki. These days we revert to the correct name Taranaki.
This is in fact the second highest volcano in the country at 2518m, and is still expected to erupt at any time. It's classified as being "overdue" for another eruption! It's last eruption of any significant magnitude, was in 1655, so now over 300 yrs later, it could blow again.
Taranaki hasn't really shown any activity for 200 years, though.
They filmed "The Last Samurai" down here in Taranaki. Here's the village set.
Drive up to Dawson Falls Visitors Centre and get a feel of being on the mountain. Naturally it is a volcano, considered... more travel advice
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