If you like driving narrows serpentines with stunning views in the mountains, cruising around cows that stand in the middle of the road, one-lane bridges and -tunnels (!), ghost towns, gravel roads, and always wanted to become a citizen of the world`s tiniest republic – then you should definitely drive the Forgotten World Highway between Taumarunui and Stratford.
If you go in a campervan like ours, you shouldn`t get easily seasick.
We’ve made our phone take a picture every 5 or so seconds, to give you a fast-forward version of the trail:
Taumarunui – first stop somewhere along the road:
To the ghost town Tangarakau:
Tangarakau – Whangamomona:
Whangamomona – Stratford:
And, as usual, some pictures: