This drive from Stratford to Taumranui offers spectacular views of Mt. Ruapehu and Mt. Taranaki. Not for the inexperienced driver however and would not recommend it for larger motor homes.
There was a mud slip coz of rain so I had to back track. The drive was one of the better ones on the north island, the flora prehistoric in places. Wasnt as good as I was expecting.
I was driving from Hamilton to New Plymouth. I think the scenery is good at first 20 km from Ohura and the last 30-40 km to Stratford . From Ohura ... It is like you drive in to the jungle on gravel road. After this 20 km it is look the same everywhere in New Zealand , Nothing special much... 更多
Enjoyed it for a bit and then it wouldn't end, it was so windy around the mountains and 'saddles', I felt quite car sick at times. Although the scenery was beautiful I would rather have note gone that way. Also unsealed roads and a lot of roadkill on the way.
Recently we did a shorter ( due to winter hours) on The Forgotten Highway by cycle cart. We had a wonderful day wrapped up warm because it was a cold frosty morning. Everything went very smoothly with a nice lunch at Matiere before returning the same way. You need to be reasonably fit ride the cycle carts. Would love to... 更多
I've driven the forgotten world highway a number of times now. I wouldn't say it's a casual drive, you have to stay alert, there's debris scattered throughout the drive. It's a great road for pushing your car if your brave enough. I wouldn't recommend it for "Sunday drivers".
This is such a beautiful drive in nice winter weather. The road is easy, if winding. There is a small section, about 10-15km I think, which is gravel road (lost highway? ;). The views are breathtaking, you can see all the way back to Mt Ruapehu in the East, about 150km away, covered in snow. The roads are pretty winding,... 更多
To be fair, I was driving this at night but it was definitely moody and atmospheric. Takes a while so if you are in a hurry don't use this route [yet options are limited in this part of NZ]