TARANAKI: NEW PLYMOUTH

02-Dec-14

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Cape Egmont Boat Club

star rating of 4

by Chris Gaelic

Bayly Rd, Warea, Taranaki

Phone: 06 763 8660

rvexplorer id: 18935

Entrance to the Cape Egmont Boat Club

Entrance to the Cape Egmont Boat Club

 

Camp ground sign

 

Doing some fishing in the boat ramp accessway

Doing some fishing in the boat ramp accessway

 

More unsuccessful fishing attempts

More unsuccessful fishing attempts

 

Boat Club display

 

Toilets available underneath the club rooms

Toilets available underneath the club rooms

 

The Cape Egmont Boat Club is in a stunning location with views of Mt Taranaki, its own lighthouse, and spacious on-grass parking for self-contained motor caravanners. A $5 per night donation is requested.

 

We arranged to meet up with our good friends, Miles and Lynda on a sunny December afternoon. The plan was to do some fishing from the boat ramp, but that didn't prove too successful - unless you get excited about hooking up seaweed!

 

Instead, we enjoyed having a good look around before taking a drive to have a look at the Cape Egmont Lighthouse.

 

We had a great day, This is an excellent location for chilling out in a peaceful coastal environment.

 

If you look inside the club rooms, you'll see what 'real' fishermen have been able to catch - but a little further out in the harbour.

 

UPDATE: 27-Mar-2016

We visited again with some friends, and stayed overnight before continuing on south to check out the Tawhiti Museum. There was a stunning sunset while we had dinner together outside.

 

We also noticed an innovative boat washing bay, which was being well used by local boaties returning from a days fishing.

 

 

Boat cleaning bay

Boat cleaning bay

 

Boat ramp access to the harbour

 

Clouds caught in the sunset

 

 

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