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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
From US$114.74
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 (53)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Most Amazing Journey!

The tour was very well organised and our guide Leon was great! He was very relaxed and allowed us time to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful scenery by stopping at various interesting spots and regaling us with stories that were engaging and insightful. The weather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arsh92
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great you and your family had a fantastic time out on our rails Arshdeep, Leon loves to share the history of our line with our guests. Thank you for your recommendation & 5 stars.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A great way to see the country side

A great way to see the country side in a relaxed and unique way, would highly recommend for all age groups

Thank loumelbvic
TraceyFWA, General Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So great to hear you enjoyed your day, thanks for traveling with us on the RailCarts!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lovely day out

Via some tunnels and a rickety track to an almost Tolkien part of NZ . A fun day of parcipative tourism, we were involved and enjoying the whole time. Congrats to the staff. bruce and patsy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Southlander2015
TraceyFWA, General Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Bruce & Patsy for your lovely review! So great to hear you enjoyed your day in our Tolkien style part of the world :) Will make sure to pass your congrats onto our staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful Day - not well organised

After booking in 3 times the computer finally accepted the four if us !!! Then we had to wait while 33 others went through the same procedure - a lot of frustrated clients. However finally on our way - but the previous group doing a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank retmarahau
TraceyFWA, General Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your detailed feedback. Firstly, sorry to hear our new check-in system failed to meet your expectations. We believe we've ironed out the creases that come with implementing new systems, and check-in is back to its smooth efficient self. It's great to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tunnel Tour

What a great way to see amazing scenery. We thought it may be spoiled due to a fair amount of rain, but it was truly fantastic. We want to do the long tour but unfortunately did not have the time. A true local lead us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaronsB5706WD
TraceyFWA, General Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming on tour to the Forgotten World. Great to hear how much you enjoyed! We'd love to have you back for a longer tour if you have time in future :)

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Eunice U
12 July 2018|
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Response from BobF762 |
Went on this tour this week and I recall one of the rules was that the “driver” must be over 16yrs. Driving involves use of an accelerator and a brake.
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