While it's only 150 kilometres long, the Forgotten World Highway is a highly memorable driving journey. Built on colonial bridle paths formed in the late 19th century, the highway is remote and mysterious. Glide silently through in your state-of-the-art luxury Tesla electric car as it hugs the rugged contours of the land to provide a natural roller coaster experience. The Forgotten World Highway wriggles its way over four mountain saddles, through an eerie one-lane tunnel and along a sinuous river gorge. Fifteen kilometres of the road is unsealed gravel and the only significant settlement on the way is Whangamomona, where the historic hotel is known for its hot chips, red sauce and coffee to wake the dead!
Choose to stay a night or two.