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.
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Still Life with Chickens
Some friendships are just clucking surprising! When Mama, an ageing Samoan woman, discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie plot, her first instinct is to reach for the spade – and the pot. But ...
Where: Kings Theatre TET, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: Broadway, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 21st August 2019
To: 8:00pm on Wednesday 21st August 2019
2019 Around the Mountain Organ Recital Series
The Music Innovation Trust of Taranaki is pleased to present the 2019 “Around the Mountain” Organ Recital Series, with organ recitals on the 1916 Alfred Brake pipe organ at the Wesley Methodist Church in Hāwera and ...
Where: St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: Cnr Regan & Miranda Streets, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 11:30am on Wednesday 26th June 2019
To: 12:30pm on Monday 16th December 2019
Under the Mountain Arts & Crafts Fete
The Sixth Annual Arts & Crafts Fete on Labour Weekend. 100 quality Stalls held in the school gymnasium as well as outdoors. A wide variety of Arts & Crafts and of course great food & treats. Visit our Facebook page for ...
Where: Taranaki Diocesan School, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: 61 Broadway North, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Saturday 26th October 2019
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 26th October 2019