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The Goblin Forest

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East Egmont, Stratford, New Zealand
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Kiwi Mother with 3 young men sons 18-21

To be fair this is a delightful walk. However the “goblin forest” part of the walk is so like all... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Sue F
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Very appropriately named area

This is actually part of the larger "Walk" and is not really marked or signed as "The Goblin... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Gary M
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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East Egmont, Stratford, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

To be fair this is a delightful walk. However the “goblin forest” part of the walk is so like all the delightful bush walks in the bush in New Zealand, we found the name a little unnecessary. Most of the bush paths we trod on...More

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is actually part of the larger "Walk" and is not really marked or signed as "The Goblin Forest" but you will know it when you are there. Could be a bit spooky for a small child but for a normal, sane person it is...More

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

When you walk amoung the moss covered Kamahi trees there's a real sense of peace and tranquility. Nature at it's best. The various shades are green are beautiful.

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This attraction is part of the Wilkies Pools track from the DOC visitors centre at Dawson Falls in the Mt Taranaki National Park. The track has recently been boardwalked so is suitable for all abilities right up to Wilkies Pools which is a river cascading...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The walk was magical. There were so many birds there all making their presence known by song and actions. The plants were amazing and the walk ended with a magnificent view of the mountain over the swamp

Thank Gwen U
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

i actually walk the enchanted trail and all in all it took me around 4 hours. The swing bridge was pretty nerve wracking! The entire place can be imagined through a Lord of the Rings 'lens' so if you wish to immerse yourself in that...More

Thank Neil R
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Even in the rain this was a lovely place . Would have done Dawson Falls too, but we ran out of time. Will be back to do that and the Forest again!

Thank sczippo
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We drove up as far as the Stratford Plateau, although I think you can start over by Dawsons falls. Use the bathroom at the Stratford Mountain House down the road because there are no toilets at the Plateau car park. We walked through the bush...More

Thank EJ H
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Great walk for any time of the year. On a hot day the forest provides a cooling shade, or shelter from the wind, or cover from the rain. All the trees have character and the track is accessible for most.

Thank Duncan M
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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty walk, 1 of several in this area. But was expecting a sign saying "Goblin Forest" or something. It is only a short walk, around 10 mins. Don't park in the lodge carpark. It isn't signposted, but play it safe and park...More

Thank Lela S
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