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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 January 22 to January 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 22 Jan
Thu 23 Jan
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Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan

4spaces priced from:

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

6spaces priced from:

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

5spaces priced from:

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

4spaces priced from:

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

6spaces priced from:

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

4spaces priced from:

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

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Tracey from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2020

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Wonderful Day

Wanted to try something different while seeing more of our beautiful country and that is what we got. The staff were awesome and very welcoming. We really enjoyed our day.

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Thanks Tracey for the 4 stars and the great review. Our staff will be pleased you found them awesome & welcoming, we all try so very hard to ensure our guests feel welcomed and at home. Perhaps we'll see you again out on our rails. Cheers

Teresa Martin & Pat Goulden from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2020

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5 Tunnels trip

The staff here are absolutely fantastic. Michelle and Ryan were super friendly and looked after us really well. Wendy, Kara and Ian were also great. This is a bloody good initiative to think of this, going ahead and making it work. The only think could be bettered is for us to have been asked if a 2 or 4 seater would have been best for the 2 of us. A previous one we did in another part of the country had a backseat that was elevated and made for better viewing. Thanks to the person who made the slice we had for afternoon tea. It was delicious. All in all a fantastic day

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Hi Teresa, many thanks for your feedback and 5 stars, we are thrilled you and Pat enjoyed your time out on our rails. Michelle loves being a guide, sharing her stories and making sure everyone has a great time. Jan does all our baking and will be pleased you enjoyed the slice she made and sent out for your smoko. Your comment about the elevated seat for the 4 seater carts has been passed on to the appropriate people. Also you comment about not being asked if you wanted a 2 or a 4 seater cart, has been passed to our Operations Manager. We thank you for your observations. Perhaps we'll see you again out on our rails. Cheers

Julie from New Zealand wrote on 20 January 2020

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Fantastic experience

It was a great afternoon learning more about NZ and its history in that region, the scenery was beautiful and the tunnels were interesting. Thanks Forgotten World Adventures and especially our 2 fantastic guides Luke and Shane for a very memorable experience.

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Many thanks for the lovely feedback & the 5 stars. Luke and Shane are both local lads so have lots of stories to share. Perhaps we'll see you again out on our rails.

virginia mcgill from Canada wrote on 11 January 2020

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Excellent activity for all levels of fitness

Great guide who told us about the history of the rail line and the area which has hard times but is turning around. The scenery is lovely. The journey Is done in a group but you and your party travel in your own comfortable of up to six in a comfortable golf cart. Highly recommended.

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Many thanks for the review and the 5 stars, our team works hard to ensure each of our passengers has as fantastic time out on our rails as we can make it. The guides are all passionate about the history of both the line and the people who lived and worked along the line. The scenery is lovely at this time of year, with new lambs and plenty of bird life along the way. Perhaps we'll see you again out on our rails. Cheers

Lynda Whiting from New Zealand wrote on 07 January 2020

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Riding the rails

Great fun with 5 tunnels being just enough. Professionally run.

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Thanks for your review and the 4 stars, we're so please you had great fun out on our rails. Cheers

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    Child 4-15yrs

      Family 2 Adults, 2 Children

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