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It has on its boundary two National Parks:

  • Egmont National Park (33,543 ha, established 1900) comprises all the land in a 9-kilometre radius of the volcanic mountain Taranaki's summit and some outlying areas to the north.  The symmetrical cone of the dormant volcano is a provincial landmark.
It has over 140km of tracks that explore a range of landscapes, including forests, wetlands and sub-alpine shrub lands.
  • Whanganui National Park (74,231 ha, established 1986) borders the Whanganui River.  It incorporates areas of Crown land, former state forest and a number of former reserves.  The river itself is not part of the park.