Egmont National Park, New Zealand
March 16, 2003
The lush forests of Egmont National Park, on New Zealand’s North Island, contrast with the pasturelands outside the circular park boundaries. The unique shape of the park results from its first protection in 1881, which specified that a forest reserve would extend in a 9.6 km radius from the summit of Mt. Taranaki (named Mt. Egmont by Captain Cook). The park covers about 33,500 hectares and Mt. Egmont stands at 2518 m. Astronaut image.
Topics: Environment, Egmont National Park, Taranaki, Geography, Egmont, Mount Taranaki/Egmont, Taranaki Region, Geology