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 - Explore rural New Zealand on Rail Carts, Jet Boats, Canoes, Bicycles or by Helicopter. We offer guided-tours ranging from 3hrs to 4-days starting in Taumarunui. Don't want a guide? Then opt for a self-guided canoe or cycling-trip. We cater for all ages and adventure styles. Dual winners of the Tourism New Zealand People's Choice Award in both 2018 and 2019!
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