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New Zealand’s north island is home to Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, a 2,518 meter (8,261 ft) tall active volcano. Taranaki is quite young for a volcano, having become active only 135,000 years ago. Its most recent activity was a mere 160 years ago. Mount Taranaki is the center of the Egmont National Park
NASA satellite photo of mt. Taranaki, New Zealand
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Mount Taranaki, New Zealand
Mount Taranaki, in New Zealand’s north island
Ruehepu Another view of the summit of Mt. Ruehepu. Note the massive waterfall in the left of the photo around the middle.
New Zealand, North Island-302 by Tristan27, via Flickr
Mount Tongariro (New Zealand) sits in a close volcanic cluster with Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu
New Zealand. I feel like the awesome Kiwis get looked over because people focus so much on Australia (also on my list of course), and NZ reminds me a lot of Canada in scenery and attitudes.
Egmont National Park encompasses the huge volcano Taranaki (or Mount Egmont, as it is also known) - New Zealand
White Island, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. We saw this from the ship. They say that the sulpheric acid in the air will rot out your equipment after a very few days of visiting the island regularly. People still work there trying to extract metals.
Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand
Beautiful Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Coromandel cathedral cove. 7 day north island sample itinerary