What a fantastic day out! I did the trip from Stratford to Whangamomona and enjoyed the ever changing landscape very much! Leaving Douglas (17 km from Stratford) at about 9.30 we arrived in Whangamomona at 12.30 to have a one hour stop for lunch in the hotel. It can get pretty cold during the trip, but with three layers including Merino it wasn't that bad. Top speed of the carts is 20 km/hr so there's plenty of opportunity to take pictures during the trip. Moreover our knowledgable and friendly guide Carol allowed us to stop anywhere we wanted and she stopped every now and then to point out places of interest. Back in Douglas at about 4.30 I had a big smile on my face: this is an absolute must-do! Unfortunately the season is over now, I will have to wait till November to be able to do a trip from the other end, Taumaranui down to Whangamomona. Look forward to doing that already!
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