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Forgotten World Adventures is the leading adventure provider into a rural area of the North Island of New Zealand known as the Forgotten World. A wide choice of adventures are offered. Railway adventures can be enjoyed from the comfort of a...more
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9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank arsh92
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 4 days ago

Loved the adventure. Rob our guide was very knowledgeable about the history as well as the locals that live there today. His enthusiasm rubbed off on the group. Food was simple but delicious. Although it rained on and off during the tour there were roll...More

Thank JaniceLJ63
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded today

Great to hear you loved your adventure, Rob loves to share the history of our line with all our guests. Thanks for the lovely review.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Very well organised and interesting tour. They catered well for our gluten free member. One of the motel rooms we had was better than the other. Breakfast was good.

Thank Inspiration223222
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Awesome, thanks for the lovely review

Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience was first class; from the important information provided before arriving in Taumarunui, the friendly check in and briefings, to morning and afternoon teas and lunch en route. As well as the rail trail and 20 tunnels, the variety in surrounding countryside (farmlands,...More

Thank Ahipara
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Awe thanks, great to hear you had a fabulous time, we will pass on your wonderful review to Rob. He will be over the moon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Similar to other reviewers we also enjoyed Rob as a tour guide. His relaxed Kiwi style and passionate commentary about the local area was both interesting and informative. The rail cart excursion was a great experience at a speed that allows one to enjoy the...More

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ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fabulous review Bob it sounds like Rob was on form again. Great recommendation. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day on the Rail and River Run. Luke and Michelle were excellent guides and we had such fun on the jetboat - thanks for all the spins! We learnt a lot about the history of the area - history of NZ...More

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

Fabulous Beth, thanks for the lovely review and recommendation. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the weather was overcast to wet most of the two days we had a wonderful time. Best fun with a group of friends. Luke is a very helpful and knowledgeable guide. The extensive history of the area if pronominal and the scenery, tunnels and...More

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TraceyFWA, General Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your two day trip with us, will make sure to pass your feedback onto Luke and the team. Thanks for the lovely review and 5 stars.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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TraceyFWA, General Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

We had a awesome trip. Educational as well as fun... amazing on carts then having a lovely spin on the whanganui river..thanks Forgotten World Adventures

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TraceyFWA, General Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback! Great to hear you enjoyed the day plus, got to experience both the RailCarts & Jetboat. Thanks for choosing to spend your day with us :)

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sheridan662
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Response from Murray Y | Reviewed this property |
Right a letter to the transport company making your request.
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kwoppa
July 24, 2017|
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Response from ForgottenWorld | Property representative |
Rotorua is the closest and it's about 2 and half hours through to Taumarunui. It is a winding road but a lovely trip so good to allow plenty of time. We do hope you choose to come through.
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kwoppa
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Response from Trevor F | Reviewed this property |
I neglected to add in my previous posting: 2 hours from Rotorua to Taumaranui. 4.5 hours from Whitianga to Taumaranui.
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