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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  • We stared at Taumarunui hop on the bus to Whangamomona stayed in the pub for the night then hop in the rail carts to come back to Taumarunui We had a guide called Rob he was amazing we would stop and ...  more »
  • Leave plenty of time to enjoy the views and the drive; take the opportunity to add the detour (~40 minutes return by car) and then an extra 20 minutes along the way to walk to the North Island's secon...  more »
  • A great drive through some stunning scenery that is interior new Zealand. Windy roads and quite narrow in some spots it is good to allow a full day to enjoy this trip and not to rush. Lots of stops al...  more »

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