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A first for New Zealand, take a RailBike journey along the Forgotten World railway!

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Like a mix of activity and awe with your adventure? Cycle 40kms along the rails under your own steam on a RailBike. Designed for comfort, the RailBike is your personal time machine carrying you through tunnels and over bridges steeped in history on the longest experience of its kind in the world.    

No previous cycling experience required, but you’ll need some energy to apply pedal to metal.  You will arrive feeling a real sense of accomplishment!

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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:  $195 Per Person

Time: The  tour departs our Taumarunui Depot at 9.30am.  Our shuttle bus will transport you out to the RailBikes and will collect you again from the finishing point.  Return to our Taumarunui depot approx 4.30pm

The Adventure:

Our shuttles will take you out to the RailBikes then the day is yours. Stop to read signposts that share the story of interesting spots along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch.  Depending on the direction of the tour we'll call by the Lavendar Farm Cafe on the way to or from, the rail, where you can grab a coffee and enjoy the surrounds. At the end of your journey you will be brought back to our Taumarunui base.

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:

Shuttles to and from the RailBikes, Lunch, morning or afternoon tea and of course your RailBike

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.

We suggest the following should be taken with you on the RailBike:

  • 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

How fit do I need to be?

This adventure is perfect for moderate fitness levels. With 40kms to cycle, some will be keen to ride ahead, and others happy to cruise along at a more relaxed pace, there's no hurry and plenty of time is allowed to reach the destination. If you can walk at a steady pace for 3 to 4 hours then you will manage this trip.

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