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Fantastic Scenic Drive

Very scenic drive along the "Forgotten World Highway", even after a night of heavy rain which made... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
debbz33
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Christchurch, New Zealand
What an incredible drive!

The scenery is like nothing I'd seen before. Green pasture with mini-mountains just jutting up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerry M
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very scenic drive along the "Forgotten World Highway", even after a night of heavy rain which made the drive more interesting. Just have to go a bit slower on the unsealed section of road.

Thank debbz33
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is like nothing I'd seen before. Green pasture with mini-mountains just jutting up everywhere. Don't plan to go fast - though the locals who know the road are pretty quick, try and follow them when possible. Remember you are not going anywhere. Turn...More

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to drive along here when it wasn't sealed... the seal makes the drive a lot easier. The scenery is awesome in any weather, and you get to stop at the Whanga pub!

Thank brentling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were worried about taking our very large motorhome on this highway, but as long as you take care and use common sense then it is perfectly fine. The gravel section and tunnel were very cool, with hardly any traffic. Whangamomona is a great stop...More

1  Thank Sam D
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

As a family, this was our first time on the Forgotten World Highway and it is totally worth the three hours! It is so picturesque and the scenery is absolutely surreal, it looks like a painting! The history of it all is also mind blowing...More

1  Thank daisyc342
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and a road not travelled by many other people. The tunnel was really cool to travel through and the lack of other people using the road made it easy to take lots of photos along the way.

Thank kiwitraveler92
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Our group ride this great route on the two shortest days of the year - cold but lovely. The route is easily broken up into sections of around 30 km each and two of us rode the whole distance from Taumarunui to New Plymough via...More

Thank Mitzi A
Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you have some more time and are not in hurry, use this road. It gives much better and authentic feeling about the countryside and is is indeed worth driving. There are many wonderfull views on the way.

Thank Ivan M
Reviewed 16 June 2018

You need a strong constitution to endure this ride, especially in the passenger seat, but the staggering scenery makes it all worthwhile, even if you do feel a little green by the end.

1  Thank Emeralda
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

You need a lot of time and patience when driving this road, but it is totally worth it! The scenery is very beautiful.

Thank barefootlouise
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Debbie B
28 January 2018|
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Response from BrandyZhao | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe there are no trains departing or arriving Stratford. We went there from Wellington to Stratford by Intercity Bus last time. The Naked Bus and Mana Bus do not travel to Stratford. Otherwise I recommend you to... More
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Cruisingfan790
6 June 2017|
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Response from chiefpedant | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you should be able to manage without too many difficulties. Friendly staff at the office will be able to give advice regarding your specific needs. The buggies do run on an old train track so you would need to be... More
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Cruisingfan790
10 May 2017|
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Response from Nicola W | Reviewed this property |
Possibly depends on the difficulty. There are stops along the way and there are sleepers and gravel. Have a chat to the staff before booking they're v friendly and helpful.
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