Forgotten World Highway, Stratford

4.3
#1 of 6 in Scenic Drive in North Island
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 traveled the Forgotten World Highway last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The road is narrow and winding in many places but no troubles even travelling in a 6.5 m motorhome. Gravel...  more »
  • Very interesting drive with great scenery. Watch out for the 12km of unsealed road but well worth the time. Fill up with fuel before you start as there are no stops en route. Could be a little tricky....  more »

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