DESTINAION STRATFORD

Explore the unique region that is Taranaki, from the vibrant coastal city of New Plymouth, to the natural wonders of Whangamomona, lush rainforest on the slopes of Mount Taranaki and the beautiful gardens throughout the region. Our properties offer the very best sophisticated, spacious and reasonably priced accommodation across Taranaki.

STRATFORD

STRATFORD

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

MOUNT TARANAKI

MOUNT TARANAKI

Discover one of New Zealand’s most iconic mountain. Mount Taranaki has a number of short and premier one day walks such as the Taranaki Pouakai Crossing. This is a must see attraction while in Taranaki with the best view seen via the Stratford Plateau.

Dawson Falls

Dawson Falls

Descend the short stepped track to join Kapuni Loop Track for a pleasant walk through mountain rainforest to the picturesque Dawson Falls. One of Mount Taranaki’s top tourist spot, be sure not to miss out!
EVENTS

EVENTS

Taranaki hosts a range of premier events. During the summer month’s be sure not to miss out on the TSB Bank Festival of the Light, voted one of New Zealand favourite family attraction through the award winning Pukekura Park. Also on the event calendar are Americarna and Womad which both draw crowds in the thousands.
Pouakai Crossing

Pouakai Crossing

The Pouakai Crossing is Mt Taranaki’s premier one day walk and takes in the highlights of the longer Pouakai Circuit. If you’re only completing one tramp in Taranaki this is the one to do.
Whangamomona

Whangamomona

This quirky little town in the (although, it is controversial to say this) Manawatu-Wanganui Region in the North Island is its own republic. The republic is complete with presidents, however, only one has been human, and passports and passport stamps to ensure safe passage through Whangamomona.
Glockenspiel

Glockenspiel

New Zealand’s only glockenspiel is located right in the centre of Stratford! Glockenspiel literally mean “playing clock”. This huge Edwardian-style clock tower is hard to miss on Broadway Street, and be amazed by the public toilets decorated as if from Shakespearean times!

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STRATFORD TOURISM

Stratford is central to all that Taranaki has to offer. Stratford District has a varied and interesting history. Its location, coupled with climate and a hardworking ethic, has turned it into a vibrant farming community, with a focus on dairy farming.

Visit our website www.heartoftaranaki.nz to gain our local knowlegde our Stratford history and attraction. Whether your here to visit, live or invest we can assit you on your journey.

Venture Taranaki

TARANAKI TOURISM

Welcome to the region like no other. It’s unique, it’s legendary and it’s impressive. From our picture-perfect mountain, to our sparkling sea there are countless opportunities to explore, discover and experience Taranaki. Start your adventure right here.

Tourism NZ

NEW ZEALAND TOURISM

The Tourism New Zealand website newzealand.com is the official tourism website for New Zealand. It features information that is relevant to travellers who are thinking about and actively planning a visit to New Zealand.

Through this site, potential visitors will be able to learn about the diversity of what New Zealand has to offer and how to make their visit a fantastic experience.