Forgotten World Highway, Stratford

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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 Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • A long journey from Stratford to Taumaranui which you only need to do once. Good to see Whangamomona Hotel (as its well known) and look at the historic photos on display. We drove down a side road to....  more
    A long journey from Stratford to Taumaranui which you only need to do once. Good to see Whangamomona Hotel (as its well known) and look at the historic photos on display. We drove down a side road to....  more »
  • Just a brief shout out to the lovely Sophie. Sorted out a 'surprise' gift for my sister, who was recently staying at the Forgotten World Motel. My sister celebrated her 60th birthday with a trip... 
    Just a brief shout out to the lovely Sophie. Sorted out a 'surprise' gift for my sister, who was recently staying at the Forgotten World Motel. My sister celebrated her 60th birthday with a trip...  more »
  • An excellent drive through the back-blocks that is spoilt by the condition of the road from Whangamomona to Taumarunui - Waka Kotahi has abandoned the area by the looks of it leaving local council to....  more
    An excellent drive through the back-blocks that is spoilt by the condition of the road from Whangamomona to Taumarunui - Waka Kotahi has abandoned the area by the looks of it leaving local council to....  more »

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