It’s too late to apologise…it’s too late!
Nestled in the Eastern edge of Taranaki province (with great views of the astounding Mount Taranaki), on the beautiful and remote Forgotten World Highway, is the republic of Whangamomona.
This is a small place, which achieved some notoriety in 1989 when, as council boundaries were redrawn, residents were unhappy with leaving Taranaki and so declared themselves a republic in protest. Every two years they have a day to celebrate this landmark and elect a new president. No doubt it brings much-needed tourism income into this remote area too.
The centre of the village is the Whangamomona Hotel which is a fine pub to visit on your way through. Hope you enjoy these pics of the town, and also some sights of the Forgotten World Highway.