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Address: East Egmont, Stratford, New Zealand
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Immerse yourself

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
Neil R
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Witham, United Kingdom
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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 world or just take in a great walk, that can be tough going at times,... More 

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Thank Neil R
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank sczippo
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99 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 past Wilkies Pools to Dawsons Fall and back through the Goblin Forest. It was an... More 

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Thank Lady_Peekaboo19
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank d-milne_writer
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 across the road. Staff are quite to the point about asking you to move.

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Thank Lela S
Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

This was one of my favorite activities on the North Island. We ended up going in the rain when no one else was up there and it was awesome. We did the whole Wilkie's pool track and it was one of the prettiest hike I've ever been on (and I live in Hawaii!). Everything about it was just breathtaking. It's... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We read some where this walk can be a bit spooky - not the case you feel like you are in an enchanted forest and if you let your image run you could be in a pleasant fairy tale

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Thank joc6447
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Great little walk that had very spooking looking trees covered in moss. Really does look like something out of a fantasy novel. There is a few picnic benches where you can hear Tui's as you have lunch. Also did Dawson Falls that day ! Well worth the drive.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We liked this peaceful walk through the forest and were very impressed by the height and the circumference of the mossy trees.

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2 Thank guid0vanleuven
Stratford, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Dawson Falls side of the mountain offers a great deal of attractions. We spent the whole day up there because the weather was great and offered amazing views of the summit. Most of the walks around here are easy and well maintained. If you have the time try climbing up to Fantoms Peak where you will get some breath taking... More 

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