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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui

Highlights
  • Ride an abandoned railway line in an open-sided RailCar
  • See a hidden part of rural New Zealand
  • Pass through the longest tunnel on the railway line
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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
USD 110.90
Overview
Ride a RailCart over the decommissioned railway lines of the Forgotten World Railway on a half-day trip from Taumarunui that passes through a series of five exciting tunnels. You’ll cover 20 miles (32 km.) of track on the round-trip outing, including a .9 mile (1.5 km.) tunnel that’s the longest on the line, pausing for tea and snacks before returning to the Taumarunui depot. Choose between morning and afternoon departures for this RailCart excursion, which is ideal for train buffs and adventure lovers alike.
What to Expect

Time : Depart our Taumarunui depot at 12.00pm. 

The Adventure:

Experience the first 16km of the Forgotten World Railway. Enjoy a taste of the Forgotten World journey.  Travel through 5 tunnels including the longest tunnel (1.5km) on the line before stopping for a drink and a cookie and returning on the rails back through the 5 tunnels (bonus!) to the starting point.

Included in your day:
Shuttles to/from our Taumarunui Depot out to the RailCarts at Okahukura, morning or afternoon tea and of course your RailCart

What to bring:

In this region the weather is changeable and it’s best to prepare for all conditions no matter the season.  Layered clothing with a good wind/rain jacket or shell is ideal. The RailCarts have plastic side-curtains that provide reasonable rain protection. 

We suggest the following should be taken with you on the RailCart:

  • Sunglasses, Camera, Binoculars
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Warm thermal/merino clothing, including hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear (no jandals) with warm socks
  • Warm windproof jacket with hood even in fine weather
  • 100% Rainproof coat and over-trousers if rain is predicted
Reviews (47)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
A wonderful way to see our beautiful country - by rail

From the booking right through to being dropped back at our meeting point everyone from the Forgotten World company was professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable (helpful too). The journey took us to parts of our country we don’t usually get to see, or experience. The tunnels...More

Thank audreyjlarsen
Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Fabulous Audrey, yes the 1.5km is something to admire. Great to hear you enjoyed your day and found value in your tour. 5 stars, thanks so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago
#FWALOCALS

Had great fun on the five tunnel tour on #FWALOCALS day. Awesome team, fantastic scenery and a lot of history. A trip that will certainly not be Forgotten.

Thank Climber822508
Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please to hear Sharyn, great memories created. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Family Afternoon

This was a great way to spend an afternoon enjoying the rural countryside of the real New Zealand. The railcart was easy to drive and comfortable to ride in. There was lots to see, and talking with family members traveling together was easy. Our adult...More

Thank Roam822176
Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Ruth, we are so please you enjoyed your trip, it's definitely a great family bonding tour for across all ages.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Locals Day

Great day out and enjoyed by everyone from our 10 year old daughter through to her 79 year old grandmother. Stunning scenery and neat history. Was a slightly drizzly day but didn't matter at all due to the canopies on the carts. Highly recommend to...More

Thank GoPlaces822120
Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the recommendation Mark. We are pleased to hear you all enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Locals Day

Thank you FWA for putting on a Locals Day! Thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by all. Will recommend to family and friends in future.

Thank Mscoffee1
Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, so pleased you enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for the recommendation and 5 stars. :)

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