Lying at the heart of Taranaki beneath the eastern slopes of Taranaki Maunga is the Shakespearean-themed town of Stratford.

As the gateway to both the maunga and the Forgotten World Highway - a 150km long driving or cycling journey between Stratford and Taumarunui – this is not a bite-sized town. You’ll need at least a few days here to chew on all that is on offer.