Stratford October 2018
Some of the attractions to look forward to.
Stratford’s glockenspiel stands proud in the main street, Broadway, and is unique to New Zealand and plays a delightfully romantic scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet four times daily (10am, 1pm, 3pm and 7pm).
The ‘Bridge to Somewhere’ at Aotuhia was built in 1937 across the Whangamōmona River.
Colonel Malone Statue
A statue of New Zealand war hero Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone stands tall on Broadway South. The statue of the dapper soldier, facing Mt Taranaki, topped in his signature lemon squeezer hat, serves as a reminder of his great leadership and the sacrifices he made for his country. Initiated by the Malone Quest Committee, the bronze statue of Lt Colonel Malone was unveiled on 20 November 2011.
Taranaki Pioneer Village
Taranaki Pioneer Village, opened in 1976, offers a unique opportunity to experience an outdoor
Percy Thomson Gallery
Stratford’s public art gallery and was opened in June 2002 following a bequest to the District by former mayor and businessman Percy Thomson. The Gallery is operated by a trust.
Mt Damper Falls
The highest waterfall in the North Island, Mt Damper Falls, is a short drive and walk off State Highway 43.