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Travel 40kms along the northern most section of this abandoned railway line, across 25 bridges.  Marvel at the determination and hardship our forefathers experienced constructing the 10 hand-dug tunnels you will journey through, including the longest tunnel on the line at 1.5km. 

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Treat your family member, friend or colleague to an experience like no other.  A gift voucher for this tour can be purchased here.

Trip details

Price: $230 Per Person 

Time:  Depart 9:30am: From our Taumarunui Depot.  Return to our Taumarunui depot approx 4:30pm.

The Adventure : 

Board our shuttle at Taumarunui and be delivered to our waiting carts on the line.  You will travel through 10 tunnels including the longest tunnel on the line of 1.5 kms.     


Our summer season schedule can be found from October onwards.

Due to the nature of a railway the schedule is subject to change.


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Important information

Included in your day:

Lunch, Shuttles and 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  

Clothing that can be layered, including warm thermal/merino clothing with a good wind/rain jacket or shell is ideal

It can be very cool in the tunnels even in summer

We suggest you have the following:

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Windproof jacket with hood even in fine weather
  • Hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear with warm socks
  • Pack a rainproof coat and over-trousers
  • Any personal medication as required
  • Often we now have local artisans offering a variety of local produce for sale at some of our stops.  You may like to bring along a little cash in case something appeals.

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