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Stratford is a safe, welcoming community in prime location to all Taranaki has to offer. Its climate along with the hard-working ethic of the local people, have created a foundation for the vibrant farming and dairy industries. It’s proximity to Mt Taranaki makes Stratford one of the best access points to the 2518m climb and other outdoors activities. Plus its central location means when you’re in Stratford you’re never far from your next destination.

Its stunning natural setting is unique to Stratford, with a constant, closeup view of the iconic Mount Taranaki. As a beautiful, highly symmetrical, stand-alone mountain, Mt Taranaki (also known as Mt Egmont) offers picture-perfect opportunities. Stratford is also home to some of the best access points to Mt Taranaki, including a number of scenic walks that take you through dense New Zealand rainforest, waterfalls and wetlands as well as offer breathtaking viewpoints of the wider region.

Another iconic feature of Stratford is the town’s Glockenspiel Clock Tower that plays a scene from Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ daily. Part of the unique character of Stratford comes from its namesake – Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. As a tribute, all streets are named after Shakespearean plays and characters, contributing to the subtle charm of the town.

The quiet nature and close-knit community provide a safe and welcoming place for visitors and families. There are a number of schools, parks and playgrounds for the kids as well as an indoor swimming pool, TET King’s Theatre, Pioneer Village and Percy Thomson Art Gallery. The local library has plenty of activities and the calendar year is generally full of fun events suited for all ages.

With so much to see, do and explore, Stratford is the perfect place to start your next journey.

Discover Stratford Businesses

Cnr Broadway and Fenton Street, Stratford 4332

Colonel Malone’s Restaurant and Bar is an iconic Stratford restaurant. The Restaurant and Bar offers an extensive menu delivered by dedicated and passionate staff.

231 Broadway, Stratford 4332

Dads & Lads is a male exclusive salon, that specialises in male grooming. While you’re there make sure you grab one of their loyalty cards which gives you your 10th haircut free!


Dial A Lift offer a friendly quality transport service. All their drivers are qualified and experienced passenger service drivers.

277 Broadway, Stratford 4332

THYME OUT has an excellent range of Plants, Gifts and Pet supplies instore. With such a diverse range of products there is something for everyone at this store!

40 Regan Street, Stratford 4332

Anna’s Flowers aim is to provide our customers with fresh flowers and gifts, beautifully styled to your requirements and delivered throughout Taranaki and beyond.

390 Broadway, Stratford 4332

Central Taranaki Automotive Mission Statement ~ Is to serve their customers by going above and beyond, to inspire and build the self-confidence of team members and to grow the business success with honesty and integrity.