Forgotten World Highway, Stratford

#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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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful rolling hills heavy with forest , pasture and adventure. Plenty of saddles to keep you working and lots of local history which is provided on sign posts at the frequent picnic stops.  more »
  • I really loved the drive along the Forgotten World Highway. Definitely a 'must' during this period when the borders are closed as so quiet and enjoyable. We drove from Stratford, spending a night at.....  more »

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