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. A guided tour, drive you own RailCart, cleverly adapted to ride 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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War Years Day
Come along to our annual War Years Day event. We have Armed Constabulary Re-anactments, war years displays, food stalls, market stalls, Stratford Aero Club Fly-overs, Stratford Pipe Band and much more. It's a ...
Where: Taranaki Pioneer Village, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: 3912 Mountain Rd, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Sunday 7th April 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 7th April 2019
SGCNZ Taranaki Regional UOSWSF 2019
So much of what is happening in politics and society right now parallels what happens within Shakespeare’s plays – and we’re not just talking Trump. With this in mind, the ‘new takes’ on the works of the Bard ...
Where: Kings Theatre TET, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: Broadway, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 4:00pm on Monday 8th April 2019
To: 9:00pm on Monday 8th April 2019
McFall Fuel Extreme 4x4 Final
It's back and its going to be better than ever! The Mount Egmont Four Wheel Drive Club In conjunction with McFall Fuels is proud to be hosting the 6th and Final Round of the New Zealand 4x4 National Series. This year ...
Where: Mt Egmont 4WD Club, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: 100 Hu Road, Eltham
From: 8:30am on Saturday 13th April 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 13th April 2019