Taranaki, home to one of the world's most symmetrical volcano cones and a very impressive mountain at that. The Taranaki region is full of diversity, from mountain landscapes to rugged beaches, forest, waves and long country drives in between. I have very much enjoyed taking New Zealand photographs in this region and have been lucky enough to be blessed with beautiful conditions. Mount Taranaki is well known for it’s unpredictability, so I definitely don’t take for granted the wonderful experiences I have had here. If you are interested in prints or purchasing images please visit my print store or contact me.
Mount Taranaki remained elusive to me for a very long time until I walked up the Pouakai Tarns track back in 2016 and finally got to see this incredible mountain that had been hiding from me. I had visited the Taranaki region many many times growing up but had never had the fortune of actually seeing the mountain, he was always covered in cloud!
My luck finally changed on that Pouakai Tarns hike and I got to nab myeslf a Mount Taranaki sunset. Since then I have been back on many occasions and I've been blessed with his presence over and over again. The landscape photos I have taken with Mt Taranaki are some of my favourite in my portfolio and I think it will always be that way.
The Taranaki region is truly stunning and there is so much to see and do. It was named the second best region to visit in the world by Lonely Planet in 2017 and it is well deserving of that title. Taranaki photography opportunities are endless with so much coast to explore and of course the area around Mt Taranaki itself. Whether you're after a Mt Taranaki sunset, Mt Taranaki sunrise, Three Sisters sunset, there is so much on offer.
Taranaki is home to some truly awesome places to visit and the diversity of this region means there is always something beautiful to see. For landscape photography some of the best spots to get a New Zealand landscape image include The Three Sisters Tongaporutu, Lake Mangamahoe, Mount Taranaki itself with various hiking opportunities including the Pouakai Tarns, the Goblin Forest, Dawson Falls, Cape Egmont Lighthouse, Back Beach, Oakura Beach ... the list goes on.
I can only but recommend that you come and experience the awesome Mount Taranaki region yourself and enjoy the amazing scenery.