Von Rob Tucker
Mount Taranaki ist der Wächter der Region, die bekannt für eine raue Küste und epische Wellen ist. Der Ort New Plymouth bietet schöne Parks und Gärten.
In the rhododendron season, New Plymouth's parks and gardens are beautiful to behold. Alternatively, pull on your hiking boots and explore Mount Taranaki.
Eltham is home to a number of pretty Victorian buildings. The main employer here is a cheese factory – buy something delicious for your picnic basket.
If you love milk and cheese, schedule a stop in Hawera; home of the southern hemisphere's largest single site dairy factory.
Stop off at Inglewood before you venture into the Egmont National Park. It's a great place to pick up provisions and ask about hiking and climbing safety.
If you travel ‘Surf Highway 45’, you can’t miss Opunake. Stay a while to enjoy the beach and the historic walkway, which ends at Te Namu Pa.
Named by Lonely Planet as a key highlight on the Forgotten World Highway, Whangamomona is a quaint town 45 minutes west of Stratford.