Forgotten World Highway

With a name like that, who could resist? While on the North Island Forrest and I traveled the 155 km Forgotten World Highway. Twelve kilometers of the road are ‘unsealed’.

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Move over. Sheep and shepherd have not forgotten this ‘highway’:
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The road follows ancient Maori trade routes and looks positively Jurassic Park at times.

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Twists, turns, one lane bridges and a creepy one lane tunnel the locals call ‘Hobbit’s Hole’ tested our driving skills.
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Situated about halfway through the journey is a strange town which claims to be its own country one day a year. We don’t quite get it.

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We didn’t spend the night but I did take some pictures.

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What year do you think it is?

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