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.
Nestled below Mount Egmont in Taranaki Platinum Lodge offers luxury accommodation. Beautifully appointed suites with plush king-size beds, underfloor heating, exquisitely designed bathrooms. Luxury comforts include: Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy towels, bathrobes, beautiful toiletries and homemade chocolates. Guest lounge and courtyard—featuring 42 inch plasma home theatre system. Beautiful views of Mt Taranaki. On-site chef. Day spa and beauty therapy rooms.
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).
Experience exquisite views of magnificent Mt Taranaki and luxurious accommodation. A cosy upmarket lodge nestled below the peak of Mt Taranaki, offering ten exquisitely appointed guest rooms. The recently renovated rooms vary in size from family suites to double and twin rooms. Our boutique conference area is ideal for small conferences, meetings, outdoor/indoor team building activities, and company retreats.
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Whangamomona Republic Day 2019
The Republic of Whangamomona is celebrating 30 years of independence! Whangamomona Republic Day is on Saturday 19 January 2019. As a community we come together and put on a great fun filled day rich in history, ...
Where: Whangamomona Hotel, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: Ohura Rd, Whangamomona, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 10:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019
Toko School Annual Country Fair
Come along to the Annual Toko School Country Fair, there will be plenty of attractions and games to play, lots of food and heaps of other fun activities for a fun evening with the kids!
Where: Toko School, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: 1057 East Rd, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 5:00pm on Friday 1st March 2019
To: 8:00pm on Friday 1st March 2019
2019 TET Taranaki Masters Games
The 2019 TET Taranaki Masters Games (TMG) are scheduled to run from 14 - 17 March and have 21 sports on offer for the 20yrs + competitors. The event is centered in Stratford with various sports scattered around the ...
Where: TET Multisports Centre, Stratford, Taranaki
Address: 62 Portia St, Stratford, Taranaki
From: 9:00am on Thursday 14th March 2019
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 17th March 2019