Kamahi Forest, Egmont National Park

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Discover 'goblin forest' on this short walk.

Track overview

600m loop

Walking and tramping

15-30 min return Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This walk is a great introduction to the lush rainforest or 'goblin forest' of the mountain. Discover twisted kamahi trunks covered with ferns and mosses.

Getting there

The track begins just above the Stratford Mountain House, 15 km along Pembroke Road. Turn off SH23 onto Pembroke Road at the northern end of Stratford.

Nature and conservation

The lush rainforest on the mountain's lower slopes is evidence of the park's high rainfall.


Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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