The dramatic circular outline of Egmont National Park was delineated in 1881, when a circle with a 6-mile (9.7-kilometre) radius was surveyed from the mountain peak for a forest reserve. Forested land outside the reserve was cleared and turned into pasture over the next few decades. In 1900 the mountain, with the Pouākai and Kaitake ranges, became New Zealand’s second national park. This satellite view shows the broad curve of the Taranaki coastline.
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