Forgotten World Highway, Stratford

(4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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. See Forgotten World Highway and all Stratford has to offer by arranging your trip with our Stratford trip itinerary builder.
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  • Very scenic drive, little windy drive but not hard. Stop at the pub for a rest and stop at the look outs along the road. SAT Nav time estimates are pretty close to actual time.  more »
  • my friend and I were heading for Stratford from Rotorua to do 4 days walking with Eastern Taranaki Experience and drove the Forgotten World Highway the drive was so beautiful there is so much beautifu...  more »
  • If it's on your way and you have the time (and gas) ok, pretty and winding road where there is nothing. But not worth it
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