THE FORGOTTEN WORLD HIGHWAY - 1
We drove the 'Forgotten World Highway" from Stratford, near New Plymouth, to Taumarunui.
One thing I must tell you, is to allow plenty of time, it was 155kms, but took us 3.5hours for the journey.
The Highway follows ancient Maori trade routes and pioneering farm tracks, through historic settlements, bush and stunning natural scenery.
We stopped at quite a few points along the way, not all of them as there are more than 30 historic or natural points of interest.
We wondered how many people did this route, as we probably only met one other car, few people, houses or towns, all were far apart.
Doing this route, was a bit like a modern day adventure!
Remember to fill your car with petrol before leaving, unless there is now, there weren't any petrol stations on the route.
12kms of the route is on Gravel road.
SCENIC & INTERESTING!
Depart from Regan street in Stratford.