Trampers looking after trampers – we understand your needs

Dave and Carol Digby have over 42years tramping experience between them. We have been operating in the Central Taranaki and Forgotten World Highway area for 17 years and our knowledge of this area is extensive. Dave was Stratford Tramping Club’s (STC) president for 13 years and is current Club Captain. He was also chairman of South Taranaki Forest and Bird. Carol is on STC committee. Additionally, Dave has been appointed to Taranaki / Whanganui Conservation Board three time and is Mountain Safety Outdoor Leader. All of which offer fantastic backup and support. We can offer package deals of accommodation, transport, transfers and both tramping and cycling tours for Egmont National Park, Whanganui National Park and Forgotten World Highway.

Refer to our tour link and pages in drop down box for everything on offer – design your own trip if you have a minimum of 6 people



  • Eastern Taranaki Experience has been operating since September 2001.
  • Stratford Heritage Lodge then opened in October 2008 and sold in August 2017
  • Digs Homestay opened in August 2017 after the lodge sale
  • Forgotten World Highway and Whanganui River trips 2006
  • Operating these businesses together, we offer package deals of accommodation, transport, transfers and both tramping and cycling tours.

2005 & 2007 Taranaki Tourism & Hospitality Award winners



Small Groups We carry less people per tour – meaning you get more quality interaction with your guide.

Comfortable Vehicles We use comfortable, air conditioned vehicles for our tours.

Extra Stops We want you to experience all that we have to show you – so we make extra stops, and have optional guided walks to break up the trip.

Quality Assured Don’t just take our word for it – We are Taranaki Tourism & Hospitality Award winners.