Forgotten World Highway, Stratford

#1 of 6 in Scenic Drive in North Island
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Drive into the pioneering past and diverse natural wonders of the Taranaki region on Forgotten World Highway. Following what was once an ancient Maori trade path, the road leaves from Stratford and winds through 155 km (96 mi) of the rich and awe-inspiring landscape of Egmont National Park. Along the way you'll catch views of Mount Taranki, a stunning volcano stretching up into the sky. Also look out for historical settlements in among the native forest, telling stories of the route's past life. Numerous picnic stops and photo ops line the road as it weaves into a forgotten history of mankind's relationship with the natural world. Plan my Stratford trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This area is being marketed as a "Forgotten World" and all the brochures make it look like you are in for a right adventure. In reality, 90% of the way looks like a typical hilly NZ landscape...  more »
  • We had a great time booked on the train / cart trip . Well worth the trip in. Beautiful scenery. Knowledgeable staff who were friendly and fun  more »
  • Great Tour Guide, called Ryan, very knowledgeable and made it even more interesting. Fun going in the little karts and easy to drive. Beautiful scenery along the way. Lovely lunch provided and the...  more »

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