Whangamomona was called a, “key highlight on the Forgotten World Highway” by Lonely Planet. It is a quaint village 45 minutes east of Stratford in the North Island.

Whangamomona is famous for its rich frontier history. Frustrated with local councils, residents declared it ‘The Republic of Whangamomona’ in 1989, and held their own presidential elections. The famous “Republic Day” is held biennially in January, and is enjoyed by thousands of visitors.