Mount Taranaki—Goblin Forest, Wilkies Pools and Dawson Falls

It looks like something out of Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings. A path leads through a dense-green, shadowy forest of gnarled, twisted trees. The trunks and branches of the trees intertwine and are covered in thick mosses and ferns. In places, only a glimmer of sky is visible through the dense overgrowth. If elves, dwarves or goblins existed, this is where they would live.

This is the appropriately named Goblin Forest on the flanks of Mount Taranaki on the southwest coast of the North Island.

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Goblin Forest, Mount Taranaki

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