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Eastern Taranaki Experience

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Address: Stratford 4332, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-765 7482
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Join us as we make it possible for you to retrace the steps of pioneer...

Join us as we make it possible for you to retrace the steps of pioneer settlers in a land now largely left to return to the bush

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Matemateaonga track service

Big thanks to Carol and Dave for helping me get to the track and then get out the other side without having to come all the way back again, they do a great job!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Hamish Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Big thanks to Carol and Dave for helping me get to the track and then get out the other side without having to come all the way back again, they do a great job!

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StratfordHeritage, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review Hamish - love the wild life photos you took, goats are fairly common but to get one of pigs is great More 

Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were originally planning the Lake Waikaremona walk but it was closed so we found the Matemateaonga instead. The logistics of getting to the start and from the finish of the walk looked quite complicated (it's a wilderness experience!) but a call to the Wanganui Info Centre gave us the number for Dave and Carol who were able to organise... More 

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StratfordHeritage, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write the review, much appreciated - Carol More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Fabulous couple of days exploring a little of the Forgotten Highway - on walking tracks. Well organised and catered and both Carol & Dave very accommodating and great at offering alternative. Whangamomona was like stepping back into last century (definitely worth the walk into the "Republic') Even managed to have a glimpse of the mountain before it disappeared back behind... More 

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StratfordHeritage, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review us Jane - much appreciated More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Walks we did were great, reasonable level of fitness required but organisation would look at picking walks suitable for groups or individuals ability, beautiful scenery. Very well organised, friendly, fun and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful farm stay with Sylvia and Alan, food delightful and so great to experience the good old kiwi farm life. Stayed at The Old Convent with Carol... More 

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StratfordHeritage, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

Thank you Alannah52 - we say we are "trampers looking after trampers" and understand you needs. Your whole group was a pleasure to meet, thanks again Carol More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Thanks so much to Carol and Dave who organised our transport to and from the track,joined us for the jetboat ride back to Pipiriki and shared their morning tea with us enroute back to Stratford. Their genuine hospitality and their passion for and knowledge of this special area really topped off this wonderful trip. One we hope to do again... More 

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StratfordHeritage, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

Many thanks - we enjoyed meeting you all and wish your children the best of luck with their chosen career choices, they are certainly lovely switch on girls. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

What a great experience, from the first night's comfortable accommodation in the Stratford Heritage Lodge, to the highways and byways of this scenic area. Our tour guide Carol was excellent; friendly, fun and informative. Walks and waterfalls, tunnels and bridges, backcountry roads and hidden gems. Beautiful bush, rugged country, farms and friendly folk. Lunch at the historic Whangamomona Pub and... More 

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StratfordHeritage, Manager at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

WOW thanks so much - glad you enjoyed our tour so much, you 2 where also very lovely to meet and look forward to seeing you again More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

We wanted to walk the Matamateaonga and contacted Dave and Carol for advice about the logistics getting to the track from Stratford etc. They were extremely helpful, our emails were answered quickly and their advice and assistance resulted in a very pleasant walk on this lovely track. This included being transported to the start of the track,a jet boat pick... More 

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StratfordHeritage, Manager at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

Thanks Michael - we do say we are "trampers looking after trampers" and understand your needs - of course we also only choose professional businesses as required for the package deal i.e. jetboat etc and we know you are in good hands More 

Eltham, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We went on the Stratford to Mountain bike ride.They check you all out and fit you with a bike then transport you up the Mountain. You ride all the way back to Stratford. Very easy ride as it is all downhill.

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StratfordHeritage, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

This side of our business is increasing and we find people love the experience, thanks for the review Janet More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We phoned Dave and Carol this morning, on the of chance they would be available to take us up the mountain as it was advised to go up with either chains or a 4wd...we had neither. They kindly agreed to change whatever plans they had for the day and Dave drove and was a fantastic tour guide, pointing out points... More 

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StratfordHeritage, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review, only too pleased to help, especially in our off season More 

Krabi Town, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

I bought a voucher off of grab one several months ago and didn't get round to using it due to the windy spring weather until mid December when the weather had brightened up. My voucher allowed me a bike ride from Dawson falls 900 m above sea level up the mountain, not to the top though and Carol one of... More 

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Carol D, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this review

Thanks Luke - pleased the weather was kind to you for your trip and that your couple days off work worked out well for you More 

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