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Welcome to the Official Stratford Website.

Stratford, is in the heart of Taranaki’s and the gateway to three National Parks.

Feel inspired by Stratford’s stunning scenery, huge range of activities and renowned warm welcome. In the shadow of our iconic mountain the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, discovery and rejuvenation. You’ll find everything you need to plan your next trip to Stratford, from accommodation options to the endless array of activities and attractions, as well as a full calendar of events for the year.

Taranaki Crossing

Egmont National Park 2679 Egmont Rd
Time: 7 hr 30 min – 9 hr 30 min Distance: 19 km one way The Taranaki 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...

Back 2 The Wild Tours

35 Broadway, Stratford, 4332
Back2theWild Tours 35 Broadway Stratford 4332 Phone: 06 7654496     Website: www.visitstratford.co.nz Centrally located in Taranaki, Back2theWild Tours is a small tour company offering set and customized holidays within the Taranaki region. Our main focus is cycle tourism however with our exceptional partners we...

Mt Taranaki Summit

Egmont National Park 2679 Egmont Rd
Time: Up 5-6 hr; down 3-4 hr Distance: 6.3 km one way return via same track Rising above the clouds, the 2518 m summit of this dormant volcano offers spectacular views to those who make the challenging climb to its peak. Summer route description only...

Wilkies Pools Track

Egmont National Park Manaia Rd
Time: 20 min to the pools, 1 hr 20 min loop Distance: 1.9 km loop Walk through young forest then subalpine (goblin) forest to a series of pools, scoured from 20,000 year old lava. Take togs and a towel and enjoy a refreshing dip in...

Colonel Malone Statue

370 Broadway, Stratford, New Zealand
A statue of New Zealand war hero Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone stands tall on Broadway South. The statue of the dapper soldier, facing Mt Taranaki, topped in his signature lemon squeezer hat, serves as a reminder of his great leadership and the sacrifices he...

Taranaki Pioneer Village

Taranaki Pioneer Village, Mountain Road, Stratford
Taranaki Pioneer Village opened in 1976 and offers a unique opportunity to experience an outdoor museum representing the life of Taranaki pioneers from 1850-1950. The historic buildings are set in park-like surroundings over tgen acres and include picnic areas. Some of the buildings have been...

TET Kings Theatre

Kings Theatre TET (Historic), Stratford
In June 1916, a committee called Stratford Pictures and Amusement was formed, the aim of which was to raise £8000 for the purchase of His Majesty’s Theatre from Mrs Diamond. The first general meeting was held in October that year and plans were subsequently made...

Morgan’s Grave

Forgotten World Highway
In March 1893 surveyor Joshua Morgan, aged 35, was working in the Tangarakau Gorge when he became ill, probably with peritonitis. Two of his chainmen walked to get medical help from the nearest doctor, 50 kilometres away – but they were too late, and there...

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