Mount Taranaki / Mount Egmont, New Zealand

Mount Taranaki / Mount Egmont, New Zealand

Description: Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, is an active stratovolcano in the Taranaki region. The 2518m high mountain is one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. There is a secondary cone, Fanthams Peak (Maori: Panitahi), 1,966m, on the south side. Because of its resemblance to Mount Fuji, Taranaki provided the backdrop for the movie The Last Samurai. Photo from Around the Mountain Circuit.

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Keywords: Around the Mountain Circuit, Mt Egmont, Mt Taranaki, National Park, New Zealand, hiking, mountains, snow, tramping, stratovolcano, volcano

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