Auckland Cycle Touring Association
Taranaki Tunnel Tour
New Plymouth to North Egmont Mountain House
An unusual view of Mt Taranaki - there are no clouds.
Mt Taranaki reflected in Lake Mangamahoe.
This is the easy part of the climb.
The last 6.5 km climbs
through beautiful bush and there are
tantalising glimpses of the summit every so often.
The road is steeper than it looks.
Ruapehu basking in the sunshine 130km away.
A rather hazy New
Plymouth about 950 metres below us.
It's about 24km crow flying to the power station chimney.
Photos : John McK unless otherwise credited.