Where are we?

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map of taranaki

Planning to drive?

Use the Google Map below for Manganui Ski Area's location, directions and surrounding terrain.

CITY DRIVING DISTANCES TO CAR PARK TIME DISTANCE
Stratford Township 25min 18km
New Plymouth 55min 56km
Hawera Township 51min 47km
Ohakune Township 3h 8min 236km
Wellington 4h 34min 332km

Getting to Manganui from New Plymouth

Mt Taranaki

Head south, out of New Plymouth along state highway 3 (towards Hawera). Travel for 38 km until you reach Stratford 50km/hr area, and see the sign for East Egmont/The Plateau. Turn right onto Pembroke Road and head towards the mountain. The sealed access road travels to the National Park boundary

Platinum Lodge

You'll pass the Platinum Lodge after a 5km drive through beautiful farmland. Anderson's Alpine Lodge will be on the right before the Egmont National Park Boundary gates. 

Stratford Mountain House

Continue driving through Egmont National Parks' native forest and you'll see the Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House (Cafe, Restaurant & Accommodation) on the left. Then continue 3km up to The Plateau where the top car park is located. 

Mountain plateau

From the Plateau car park it is a 25-30 minute scenic walk to the ski
area, with a goods lift 10-15 minutes along the way. A good time to take in the scenery!

Mountain trail
Mountain trail

Travel Diary

Wide angle shot of mountain

After skiing at Manganui, you may want to check out the SH43 'Heritage' Highway. This threads through pristine sub-tropical rain forests and unspoilt scenery, just as they were thousands of years in the past - including the beech ridge-tops of Whangamomona Saddle and the awesome Tangarakau Gorge.