Top Guides offers guiding and support services for hiking and tramping on formed routes and trails on Mt Taranaki. Exceptional local knowledge allows Top Guides to provide amazing experiences for our clients. The Pouakai Crossing is the cornerstone of the offerings from Top Guides, an achievable day walk that traverses Mt Taranaki and takes in the Pouakai Tarns for the ‘money shot’. The diverse environment and rich cultural history of this iconic mountain will always impress.

In this region the weather is changeable and it’s best to prepare for all conditions no matter the season. Clothing that can be layered, including warm thermal/merino clothing with a good wind/rain jacket or shell is ideal

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Windproof jacket with hood even in fine weather
  • Hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear with warm socks
  • Pack a rainproof coat and over-trousers
  • Any personal medication as required
2679 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ