Forgotten World Highway, Stratford

4.3
#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 Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • this place is amazing and is full of history love the sights and you see how things were in the olden days and how hard it must of been for them. amazing drive through here and the views and the...  more »
  • Great to drive through here on a sunny day, the views are spectacular. There were hidden surprises like waterfalls to discover.  more »
  • Wow!! What an incredible drive through jaw dropping scenery. The dramatic landscape did not disappoint, with plenty of scenic view points, walks and picnic stops from which to enjoy and take it all...  more »

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