Forgotten World Adventures, Taumarunui

Off-Road Tour · Scenic Railroad
A unique offer of self drive carts on rail through a remote, rugged and sparsely settled, distinctly natural, New Zealand landscape. The trip includes a mixture of native bush, farmland and forestry. It passes through small communities on a now decommissioned rail line, over 30 years in the making. With 24 tunnels and a variety of different bridges this railway line offers visitors an opportunity to connect with natural New Zealand.
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  • The scenery is okay but became repetitive quite quickly. The tunnel construction information was interesting but the whole trip was too long. Lavender farm visit seems to be more of a sales...  more »
  • The Ride on the Rails Tokirima trip was a fun option. We did the morning trip from Okahukura to Tokirima. The guide Ray was full of interesting facts. All staff at Forgotten World Adventures were...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our 5-tunnel tour with Luke. He was very informative about the area, the rail and the lives of those who built it. And surprise! Delicious hot soup for lunch! A great way to see a different side of New Zealand.
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Forgotten World. The host was very helpful in finding us a place to stay when we wanted another night in town and the entire staff was friendly and accomodating. We appreciated having a place to store our bicycles and being centrally locates in town by all of the restaurants. I would highly recommend staying here.

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