Forgotten World Highway, Stratford

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 200+ 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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  • This is not an attraction, it's still a mountain full of turns and narrow roads road. The only interest is to see the Republic of Whangamomona.
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  • This drive from Stratford to Taumranui offers spectacular views of Mt. Ruapehu and Mt. Taranaki. Not for the inexperienced driver however and would not recommend it for larger motor homes. 
  • If you go out of season - such as we - this magnificent road, then is really fun! And especially among motorcyclists should count the most. If however much leisure-related traffic there moves, then it can be determined quickly bored and maybe even dangerous! They are about 25 km of dirt road in the Middle but otherwise no problem. A very impressive "deposit" is only in one (!) Direction road tunnel!
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