New Plymouth to Taumarunui

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Today’s trip will be THE FORGOTTEN WORLD HIGHWAY 43 from Stratford to Taumarunui.

A windy and narrow road through a magnificent country side.

At Strathmore we made a side trip to Aotuhia and the Bridge to somewhere. We were travelling on a very narrow gravel road, to this Bridge to somewhere and it is really in the middle of nowhere.

Back on route 43 the next stop was Whangamomona. We were just having our lunch when suddenly the Classic Marathon 2010 team arrived.

It was nice to talk to the people and hear about their cars.

Next stop was the 160m long Moki tunnel built 1936 and is known locally as the Hobbit’s Hole.

The tunnel’s floor was lowered in 1989 to allow access for triple-decked stock trucks.

Today’s trip:

New Plymouth to Taumarunui: 258 km

Total trip from start: 3710 km