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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.

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4.9

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Marko Humek from Switzerland wrote on 17 March 2020

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Wonderfull, interesting experience

Great one time experience to ride along the old rail tracks. The guide provided a lot of interesting facts about the time back then and the building of the line. We went with a 3 year old and he enjoyed it very much.

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Thank you Marko for your very kind review and the 5 stars, we are all so very pleased you and your family had an enjoyable time out on our rails. Cheers

John from New Zealand wrote on 03 March 2020

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Rail carts

Highly recommend,staff were knowledgeable and fun and it was a great way to spend an afternoon.

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Thanks for your lovely review and the 5 stars, we are so pleased you had a great afternoon with us. Perhaps we'll see you again out on our rails. Cheers.

Rochelle McKenzie from New Zealand wrote on 02 March 2020

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Excellent

No hassled at all. Great site

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Thanks for the review & the 5 stars, we're so thrilled you had a hassle free time with us. We'd love to see you again out on our rails.

Ken from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2020

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A fantastic afternoon

A fantastic experience. Our guides were amazing with a lot of knowledge About the railway and local history. Thank-you so much from us all.

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Great to hear you had a fantastic experience with us, out on our line. Our guides do have a lot of lovely stories (tall or otherwise) to share with our guests. Would love to see you again out on our rails.

Lijo from New Zealand wrote on 19 February 2020

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Great activity with fantastic service

The cart journey is really good and relaxing. The service provided also was appreciable.

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From Forgotten World Adventures 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour

Many thanks for your review and the 5 stars, we appreciate them. Our team is so pleased you had a good and relaxing time with us. Perhaps we'll see you again out on our rails.

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