21 Rankers Reviews
The forgotten highway is remote and mysterious it hugs the rugged contours of the land to provide a natural roller coaster experience. It can be approached from either Stratford or Taumarunui, and wriggles its way over four mountain saddles, through an eerie one-way tunnel and along a river gorge.
North Island ▷ Ruapehu ▷ Taumarunui
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A very scenic and enjoyable drive away from the major roads. A short dirt section of around 12k but nothing to be concerned about. No fuel along the way.
Narrow, windy to the extreme with rock falls on the road, stop for oncoming traffic. Scenery fantastic with stops for isolated bridge walks. Well worth the difficult road sections.
Absolutely amazing road, we enjoyed every second.
This is a beautiful road with excellent scenic view points. Users should be aware that some of the road is unsealed, and may be difficult for larger vehicles.
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$2 for a stamp in your passport, money goes to the local school.
We drove the highway and made a lot of stops on the way to take pictures. It was very nice way to arrive the other side.
To be honest it is just a road. It is a beautiful landscape and a typical New Zealand road. But it is not that special. Do it if you are there anyway but do not spend an extra day.
Just a must do!
Nice curvy road, scenic lookouts, beautiful little town. Whangamomona is good for food and has a nice restaurant. We had a nice lunch there.
On the Forgotten World Highway from Taumaranui to Stratford you can get a stamp for your passport ($2). It is a really cool proof of your trip and also the small town you get it from is really recommendable.
Good views but road isn't that easy to drive, lots of information beside the road, no gas stations for 130km so make sure you have enough fuel.
My favorite road in NZ, stunning and wonderfull.
In the middle of nowhere!