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Dawson Falls Visitor Center

Manaia Rd | Egmont National Park, Stratford, New Zealand
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Good place to park

Many walks start from here so it is good to park up and get information. Self-contained vehicles... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nottingham, UK
Some great hikes and a very interesting Visitor Center.

Several trails either leave from or very near the Visitors center. Very interesting Visitors Center... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Gary M
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Manaia Rd | Egmont National Park, Stratford, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many walks start from here so it is good to park up and get information. Self-contained vehicles can also stay overnight. There were some interesting displays in the centre itself.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Several trails either leave from or very near the Visitors center. Very interesting Visitors Center in that they have deconstructed the original climbers cabin from up the Mountain and completely reassembled it here, inside the Visitors center when they built a new one on the...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Dawson Falls has numerous easy family walks. Wilkies pool walk was great with kids. Really beautiful bush reaching a river over a wobbly bridge and then back again!

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a Wednesday to find centre closed. Bit unfortunate as there were quite a few visiting all disappointed that most got in their cars and drove away. Open Thurs Friday Saturday too. We found the track as we had stopped off at the I-site...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Having visited the Egmont National Park Visitor Centre on the previous day, we set out sites on the Dawson Falls Visitor Center for a different view and experience of the mountain. Like the Dawson Falls Visitor Center, the access road within the conservation area is...More

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

He's a very knowledgeable man who lives Mt Taranaki and has great knowledge and experience of and on the mountain, he has a lot of history and information at his fingertips and you won't be disappointed if you have a question for him, from trails...More

Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Dawson Falls Centre is a fantastic place. Walking and tramping tracks branch out in all directions from the Centre, offering easy access to the Dawson Falls itself, as well as to the river (really a melting glacier) running down the mountain. You'll get superb...More

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

With a breathtaking back drop of Mount Taranaki the information centre provided the background knowledge to my visit to this stunningly beautiful place. I have wanted to visit this area and see this perfectly shaped volcano for many years, yesterday I managed it. A perfectly...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

We bought the $1.50 track brochure there and got very helpful advice which routes to take for our half-day hike. Centre also has lots of info and nice visuals about the area plus recent weather forecasts. Definitely visit before hiking up.

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great little centre plenty of information and a viewing tower great on a clear day. Easy to park here and enjoy the walks.

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