Stop off at Inglewood before you venture into the Egmont National Park. It's a great place to pick up provisions and ask about hiking and climbing safety.
The country town of Inglewood is well positioned as a provisioning base for expeditions into the Egmont National Park. As well as a range of essential shops, the town has some unique places of interest – a toy museum and a hands-on wildlife park where you can pat possums, llama, rabbits, pigs and other furry and hairy beasts.
For a pleasant picnic, find Everett Park Scenic Reserve just northeast of Inglewood – it has swimming holes and a glow worm cave in a native forest setting.
For more information visit inglewood.co.nz.