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The Mountain Cafe :: Mt Taranaki

PO Box 302
Hawera, Taranaki
New Zealand
Phone: +64 6 2786523
Fax: +64 6 278 6541

Egmont Eco Leisure Park

 Cafe & Accommodation - Mt Egmont / MT Taranaki - Egmont National Park 

Accommodation - New Plymouth - Taranaki - NEW ZEALAND

The Highest Cafe in Taranaki

The Mountain Cafe is situated within the North Egmont Visitors Centre almost 1000 metres up Mt Taranaki at North Egmont. An ideal location for people seeking quiet surroundings and stunning views of the North Taranaki coast and Central North Island. It also offers pleasant atmosphere and access to the beautiful forests and high altitude scenery of Egmont National Park. 

We serve fresh mountain meals, daily baked cakes and muffins from our cafe kitchen. Andy & Terese, renowned for their savoury cuisine are our chefs. They love to attend to all our regular clientele

from all over the world and New Zealand, who always return for their special delights. We also provide guests with Mountain Picnics to carry with them to enjoy amongst the unique rainforests and alpine scenery.

Where else can you nibble on a delicious muffin and take in the mighty rainforests, alpine scenery and surreal views over the Taranaki farmland to the coast below. On a clear day Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe stand dominant on the distant skyline.

Summer Hours  : From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Winter Hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7 Days per week Evenings by arrangement.                ( Closed Some Public Holidays & Road Weather Conditons Please Inquire )

Special Occassions: 
 We can cater for groups up to 50 people in our cafe. Weddings, Birthdays, Events, Group Talks - DOC will speak to you on Egmont National Park, "our special place". Reservations Essential

Accommodation & Meals : We can provide this great combination for all those who love the mountain so much you just don't want to leave...............up to 40 Guests in

The Camphouse: Available for group reservations - Sleeps 36 - Self contained.

Rahiri Cottage : Quaint Bed & Breakfast - Charms of yesteryear - Sleeps up to 5 Guests

The Mountain Cafe
Egmont Road, RD 6, 
Phone 06 756 9093

email: mountaincafe@taranaki-bakpak.co.nz


Mt Egmont / Mount Taranaki tramping

Egmont National Park is an area of unique rainforests and alpine scenery. It provides opportunities for walks, tramps, picnics, photography, birdwatching, skiing, mountaineering, rockclimbing and generally enjoying the variety of scenery and habitats of New Zealands most attractive and symmetrical mountain.

The North Egmont Visitor Centre has informative displays and a 20 minute audio-visual. Interpretive talks and walks with DOC staff can be arranged for school and special interest groups.

North Egmont is the major starting point for most walks, tramps and activities.

Short Walks

  • Connett Walk - Beautiful kamahi forest dripping with mosses and lichens.
  • Ngatoro Walk - Look for the red peeling bark of kaikawaka and totara.
  • Veronica Walk - Choose a quiet evening and listen carefully for kiwi in this area. There are also great views to from the nearby Trig Point.
  • Nature Walk - an ideal walk to fill in 10 minutes and get a quick look at North Egmont rainforests.

Access is located from Egmont Village on State Highway 3, turn up Egmont Road and follow for 16km to the roadend. New Plymouth to North Egmont is a pleasant 30 minute drive along sealed roads. A shuttle bus can be arranged from our Egmont Eco Lodge for groups( Ph 06 753 5720 ) in New Plymouth.

We donate a percentage of your fee to sponsor Kiwi Conservation within Egmont National Park.

Book your function at the Mountain Cafe now!

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