Mt Taranaki & Around attractions

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…
Museum in Stratford

Taranaki Pioneer Village

About 1km south of Stratford on SH3, the Taranaki Pioneer Village is a 4-hectare outdoor museum housing 40 historic buildings, with many dating back to the early 1850s. It’s very bygone-era and even a little spooky!…
Museum in Inglewood

Fun Ho! National Toy Museum

Inglewood’s cute Fun Ho! National Toy Museum exhibits (and sells) old-fashioned sand-cast toys. It doubles as the local visitor information centre. Good for big kids and hobbyists, too! Everybody shout, 'Fun Ho!'.
Gallery in Stratford

Percy Thomson Gallery

Right next door to Stratford i-SITE, this progressive community gallery (named after the former mayor) displays eclectic local, regional and national art shows. New exhibitions every three to four weeks.