Takanaki also known as Mount Egmont is a dormant stratovolcano.
The Mount Taranaki is considered as quite young volcano. A
dormant stratovolcano is in the shape of a cone with a crater in
the middle. The volcano is tall and is formed with many sheets
of tephra, volcanic ash and lava that have been hardened with
the time. You can observe on the picture that the Mount Taranaki
has a conical form. The mount is two thousand five hundred and
eighteen meters high. The Mount Taranaki is considered as one of
the volcanic ash cones having a perfect shape in the world. The
mount looks a lot like the Mount Fuji that’s why the movie The
Last Samurai was partly made there. There has not been much
eruption from the Mount Taranaki. The main eruption happened
around the year 1655. After some research made by experts it has
been discovered that the main eruptions appears every 500 years
for the last 9000 years.