Andrew and Suzie (our Couch Surfing hosts) recommend we visit Te Rere O Noke (Dawson Falls) on the slopes of Mt Taronake on our way to Whanganui.
Te Rere o Noke drop 18m off a cliff formed by volcanic activity thousands of years ago. A hiking trail leads through a fantasy like forest with gnarled trees, glossy green moss and black soil. I definitely must come back to New Zealand to hike some more. The falls are equally magnificent. They are loud and rough.