Forgotten Highway starts in Strafford heads to Tongariro National Park Via SH43.
Not used much anymore but is a sweet road to drive. You actually Leaves NZ half way through and head into a town with it’s only republic. Loads of places to stop and camp – free. We stopped at “Morgan’s Grave”. Leave yourself at least half a day to do it. Loads of Photo stopped etc. Check it out at a local i-site.