Forgotten World Highway, NZ

Forgotten is its name, but this route is really a journey of remembrance. Along its length there are constant reminders of settlers who tried to scratch out a living in the wild, isolated hill country. At the Stratford end of the highway, there's a side road leading to the evocatively named 'Bridge to Somewhere' (in response to the Whanganui National Park's famous 'Bridge to Nowhere'). Further on is the almost-ghost town of Whangamomona, which flourished in the early 1900s but went into decline.
Map of New Zealand - North Island Journey Times | PlanetWare

Map of New Zealand - North Island Journey Times | PlanetWare

With my brother Tony at Mount Damper Falls 17 February 2010

With my brother Tony at Mount Damper Falls 17 February 2010

Mount Damper Falls

Mount Damper Falls

Mount Damper Falls Information Board

Mount Damper Falls Information Board

Mount Damper Falls

Mount Damper Falls

Whangomomona Hotel Balcony - Tony & Judith Gerrard

Whangomomona Hotel Balcony - Tony & Judith Gerrard

Whangomomona Hotel

Whangomomona Hotel

Whangamomona Church

Whangamomona Church

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