Around Mt. Taranaki

The internationally recognised ‘Around Mt. Taranaki Tour’ is available all year round. This personalised tour, often tailor-made, is designed to provide visitors with the opportunity to learn, see and experience as much of Taranaki as is possible in one day with a focus on contemporary Maori culture and a stunning landscape. This is a full day scenic tour into the Egmont National Park and right around the Taranaki volcanoes. Your knowledgeable Maori guide will share Maori myths, legends and tales. Enjoy the bird reserve at Lake Mangamahoe, Egmont National Park rainforest, views from 900m above sea-level, pass through the country villages of Inglewood and Stratford, a sumptuous cooked lunch is provided, then pass by the coastal villages of Okato and Oakura back to the Sugar Loaf Islands in New Plymouth. Duration: 6-7 hours. Bring reasonable walking shoes, warm jacket and bottle of water. Bookings essential.

Forgotten World Highway Tour

This tour explores one of New Zealand’s more remote areas – State Highway 43. Which is a wonderful journey through the early pioneering history of Aotearoa / New Zealand. Sample the country flavours of a complimentary cooked brunch at New Zealand’s best country hotel -The Whangamomona Hotel. Visit one of the tallest waterfalls on Te Ika a Maui / North Island, Mt Damper Falls, and if the tides are right we can visit the Tongaporutu coastline to explore the fascinating landscape carved out by the ocean. Along the way photograph the diverse mountainous views of Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe, and the breath-taking seascapes of the North Taranaki Bight overlooking Paraninihi / The Whitecliffs.

Surf Tours

Full Day Surf Tours, from dawn to dusk, are available for experienced surfers and showcase some of Taranaki’s best surf spots along Surf Highway 45.


Scheduled Small Group Tours
1 Person$350
2 People$200 each
3 People$175 each
4+ People$125 each
Private / Custom Tours
Flexible Tour Itinerary$850

New Plymouth City and Surrounds Tour

Visit Mt.Taranaki, Lake Mangamahoe, Egmont National Park, Te Rewarewa Bridge and New Plymouth City. Learn Maori cultural information, history, geography and stories of contemporary New Zealand. Bring reasonable walking shoes, warm jacket and bottle of water. Bookings essential.

Tawhiti Museum & Surf Highway Tour

On our way to the award winning Tawhiti Museum in Hawera we stop off to experience Romeo and Juliet performing in Stratford’s Glockenspiel tower. We return to New Plymouth via Surf Highway 45 which is a great way to visit Manaia, Opunake, Cape Egmont Lighthouse and Oakura seaside settlement.

Garden Tours

The Taranaki region is a unique horticultural area that is world renowned for its Gardens of Significance. The volcanic soil, heavy rainfall, and long sunshine hours provide perfect growing conditions. The 10-day Taranaki Garden Spectacular, held annually from late October to early November, featuring nearly 50 gardens, is an ideal time to come along on a garden tour. Discuss with us which of the gardens you would prefer to see.


Scheduled Small Group Tours
1 Person$200
2 People$125 each
3 People$100 each
4+ People$80 each
Private / Custom Tours
Flexible Tour Itinerary$550

Mt Taranaki Express Tour

To visit the Egmont National Park and Mt Taranaki is a must-do in New Zealand. On a clear day the views from Mt Taranaki stretch up to Auckland and across to the central North Island mountains.

We will drop in to snap some great photos at picturesque Lake Mangamahoe.

For the visitor with limited time who doesn’t want to miss the chance to see one of the world’s most perfect volcanoes this short 2-hour tour is for you.


Scheduled Small Group Tours
1 Person$100
2 People$80 each
3+ People$60 each
Private / Custom Tours
Flexible Tour Itinerary$250

Mt Taranaki Transport Service

Our Mountain Transport has been delivering keen hikers for day hikes, multi-day hikes and summit climbs to the Egmont National Park since 2004. Pick up and drop off times from New Plymouth can be arranged to to fit in with your preferred times.

We can deliver directly to the Taranaki Pouakai Crossing, North Egmont Visitors Centre, East Egmont or Dawson Falls from New Plymouth Airport or New Plymouth Bus Stations. Please contact us by email or phone for a quote to provide your personal Mountain Transport.

1 Person Return$75
2 People Return$50 each
3+ People Return$45 each
One Way Per Person$40 each