Whangamomona

Village in Forgotten World Highway

The town of Whangamomona (population 40) is a highlight. This quirky village declared itself an independent republic in 1989 after disagreements with local councils. The town celebrates Republic Day in January every odd-numbered year with a themed extravaganza. Don't miss the grand old Whangamomona Hotel, a pub offering simple accommodation and big country meals.

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