Story: Taranaki places

Satellite image of Egmont National Park

Satellite image of Egmont National Park

The dramatic circular outline of Egmont National Park was delineated in 1881, when a circle with a 6-mile (9.6-kilometre) radius was surveyed from the mountain peak for a forest reserve. Forested land around the reserve was then 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 region.

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Reference: International Space Station Crew Earth Observations Experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group. ISS006-E-40152

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Egmont National Park', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25927/satellite-image-of-egmont-national-park (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016