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 light snack and returning on the rails back through the 5 tunnels (bonus!) to the starting point.

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Trip details

Price: $145  Adult, $85 Child, $400 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Time : Depart our Taumarunui base at 7.30am or 12.00pm. 

The Adventure:

Set off down the line along the first 16km of the Forgotten World Railway. Stop for light snack and a hot or cold drink before returning on the line to the start point. Travel through 5 tunnels, including the longest tunnel (1.5km), and the beautiful hand built brick tunnels. Enjoy the 32km round trip, cruising through stunning hill country farms and native bush. 

If you have a group of 6 or more and would like a day other than what is shown as available - please give us a call on 0800 RAIL CART (7245 2278).  



Book now   0800 724 522 78

Important information

Included in your day:
Shuttles to/from our Taumarunui Base 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

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