So sirprised! It was delightfully entertaining.thanx Ryan,lolo,luke ,ray,lisa front desk morning gal...the home made slices....As lovely as the miandering trip was with sojourning pauses.The atticulated information shared about a time ago.....it was the local staff attentive constant calm friendly manner i was so impressed with.THANKS
Tours and Tickets by Forgotten World Adventures
5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
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.
3 hours 30 minutes
20 Tunnel - Rail Cart Tour
Discover New Zealand’s ‘Forgotten World’ – a remote and untamed part of the Taranaki region, known for its dense native forest and impressive scenic landscapes – on this full day trip from Taumaranui to Whangamomona. Save yourself the risk of driving the area’s perilous highway and avoid the exhaustion of cycling or hiking through the hills: this tour gets you right in the thick of the Forgotten World as you ride a rail cart down the decommissioned Stratford-Okahukura railway line.
Rail and River Run - Rail Cart and Jet Boat Tour
This tour offers something for the nostalgic and adrenaline-seeking alike, combining a history-steeped rail cart journey along the Okahukura-Stratford railway line with a scenic, and at-times thrilling, jet-boat ride on the Whanganui River. All transfers, morning tea, and a Ploughman’s lunch at the old Tokirima Station are included.
The Expedition - multi day- RailCart, Helicopter, Walk, JetBoat
Join us for a Forgotten World Expedition. A two day, three part journey. The first day you will ride the rails on our 20 Tunnel tour which will transport you back through history to the Republic of Whangamomona! The second day after a spectacular helicopter flight over the Whanganui National Park to the Bridge to Nowhere, you'll be jet boating up the Whanganui River exploring historical sites and scenes on the longest commercial jet boat tour in the Southern Hemisphere.
Stratford to The Republic by RailCart
Few visitors to Taranaki realize that they can visit an entirely separate (albeit unrecognized) country simply by taking a short train. On this rail tour departing from Stratford, discover the so-called Republic of Whangamomona (population 200) which jokingly declared its independence from New Zealand in 1989 and which has been ruled at times by a goat, a poodle, and the local publican. Combine your visit to the Republic with a scenic journey and a visit to a local organic farm to sample fresh produce.
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