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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  • Really stunnig views on the way, but the road is horrible! Each 200 meters there are rocks laying on the road that can cause serious trouble to your care! Landslides are quiete a common thing so take ...  more »
  • If you like beautiful views and quaint towns, this is the drive for you. I massively enjoyed this drive through a less often seen part of NZ. I had lots of photo stops along the way. Definitely stop b...  more »
  • We took this way, so we could see the nature, it was awesome. It did take a bit of time but it was worth it, wouldn't miss it.  more »
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