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 Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Nice to this forgotten Highway. Road is started but there are almost no places. The route is very nice with its many turns and don't forget to stop in the Republic of Whangamomona.
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  • The road was much easier than I thought it would be having read the reviews online. The gravel section is well compacted and easy to drive on. Best scenery is through the gorge north of Whangamomona o...  more »
  • Bit of a mis-nomer for a winding road highway. One tunnel on it. Nav man took us elsewhere to get to it from New Plymouth, and venturing off onto gravel roads found some more road tunnels. But not do ...  more »

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