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Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Take a breathtaking Rail Cart ride through the beautiful Forgotten World landscape of native bush and farmland, learn the history of the rail workers and try some delicious home baking

Highlights

  • Exciting self-driven Rail Cart journey through stunning scenery
  • Hear the stories of the people that built the railroad and the local history
  • Go through 5 beautiful hand built tunnels, one being 1.5km long!
  • Half day tour suitable for all ages (drivers must be 16 yrs or over)
  • The 5 Tunnel Tour operates all year round, great winter option!

All Aboard! Drive your own Rail Cart through 32km of stunning NZ landscape.

First we ´check you in´ to the Forgotten World Motel in Taumarunui and you are then shuttled to Okahukura to begin your amazing journey along the railroad.

As you cruise past gorgeous native bush and beautiful hill country farms, do keep an eye out for the exquisite hand-built brick tunnels, of which you will pass through 5, the longest being 1.5kms in length.

When you arrive at Matiere, the turn-around point, some lovely home baking and a drink will await you. On your return, you can experience the vista from a different angle ensuring many opportunities for that perfect photo.

Once back in Okahukura, you are then shuttled back to the Forgotten World Motel.

This a 3.5-hour journey that takes you back to the soul of old NZ.

Adult $169.00
Child $99.00 (4-15yrs)
Family $449.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

What's included

  • 32km Rail Cart journey
  • Local guide to give a personalized and informed commentary
  • Shuttle transfer between the Forgotten World and Taumarunui
  • Home baking and drinks stop at the historical village of Matiere

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Available Bookings from December 14 to December 20

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Sun 15 Dec
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Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec
Fri 20 Dec

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$99.00
  • Family$449.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$99.00
  • Family$336.75

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$99.00
  • Family$449.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$99.00
  • Family$336.75

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$99.00
  • Family$449.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$99.00
  • Family$381.65

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Grace from New Zealand wrote on 07 November 2019

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Great tour! Forgotten World

The weather was beautiful, we did the Tunnel Tour and it was magical. Lovely way to see the untouched countryside we would otherwise never see. So very well organized, very nice and friendly staff, our guide was knowledgeable. Delicious cake and tea break at destination. Highly recommend.👍🏻👍🏻

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Ramesh from New Zealand wrote on 16 August 2019

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Good experience

Good tour with experienced local guide.

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10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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