Stratford is located on the junction of State Highway 3 and State Highway 43 in the Taranaki reigon of New Zealand. The town was named after William Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-Upon-Avon and many street names and parks are dedicated to the writer’s plays and characters. The glockenspiel clock tower in the middle of the town performs excerpts of Romeo and Juliet throughout the day. more
Stratford is the gateway to the Stratford Mountain House and Plateau on Egmont National Park where many adventures await. It also includes the Forgotten World Highway touring route and Whangamomona where you can easily spend a few days exploring the saddles, tracks and even the railway line with Forgotten World Adventures.
Stratford is also home to many award-winning parks and gardens such as Hollard Gardens, a horticultural oasis in the heart of dairy country.
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Mobile-friendly - Imagine staying in a luxuriously private self contained chalet with picturesque scenery. Be captivated by the natural beauty, lake views and sculptured landscape. Unwind listening to the birdsong and farm animals from your own private verandah. Simply relax or kayak the tranquil waters of Lake Rotorangi or hike around the nearby Lake Rotokare Scenic Reserve.
Barberry Hill offers a choice of two studio lofts in a country retreat farm setting, fully self contained or bed and breakfast, just 3kms from the centre of Stratford and close to Mt Taranaki. The lofts are spacious, comfortable, each with a balcony, wood fire, full kitchen and dining facilities and free Wifi.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand rail tours with a difference departing from Taumarunui, Whangamomona or Stratford. The ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand, along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and through townships that time forgot. Experienced from the perspective of rail-carts and rail-bikes, cleverly adapted to self-drive along the tracks of the 140 km Forgotten World Highway railway.
It's fast, it's furious, it's family entertainment and it's at a track near you. Fast paced racing, huge hits, bikes with no brakes, demolition derby's, fireworks - Speedway in NZ is an action packed event for everyone! With 24 race tracks across the country - enjoy the exhilaration that only Speedway provides, throughout the summer season (Oct-April).
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Partner Dance Classes for Blind Dancers
Free six week block partner dance classes for the blind. Learn to dance latin and ballroom. Every Tuesday at the Hawera Presbyterian Centre, 35 Argyle Street, Hawera. Every Thursday at the Stratford Senior Citizen ...
Where: Senior Citizens Hall, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: Cnr Regan & Juliette Streets, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 5:30pm on Thursday 9th November 2017
To: 6:30pm on Thursday 14th December 2017
Got To Get Out: Taranaki Adventure
You have the option of booking the following options to join this epic Taranaki Adventure with Got To Get Out. Note: for all ticket types this may not be the 'total' cost (for example, accomodation or travel could ...
Where: Mt Taranaki, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: Egmont Road, Egmont Village , Stratford, Taranaki
From: 7:00am on Saturday 11th November 2017
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 12th November 2017