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. See Forgotten World Highway and all Stratford has to offer by arranging your trip with our Stratford trip itinerary builder.
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  • Don't do a visit to the North Island without taking a drive down this road, simply amazing. The views are beyond fabulous, just do it!! 
  • Whangamonama Republic Day held on the 22nd January. This is held every two years and is a wonderful experience of good old NZ. Very popular for all ages, and the trip through via the Forgotten World H...  more »
  • A piece of "highway" by incredible beautiful scenery! Along the way are many attractions, waterfalls, hiking trails and scenic lookouts! A must is the stopover in whangamomona ... nice for a lunch and a stamp in your Passport ($ 2,-)! Don't forget to fill up in advance!! 151 km route has no service stations!!!
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