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Abandoned since 2009, the 142km long Stratford-Okahukura Line with its 24 tunnels and 90 plus bridges, all hand-built, now serves as our playground.

The mystically remote and seldom seen region in New Zealand's central North Island known as the 'Forgotten World', is steeped in history and cultural significance. Immerse yourself in passionate storytelling about our ancestry whilst exploring one of the country's most beautiful and isolated locations, with its backcountry ghost towns, pristine native bush, rugged hills and deep hidden valleys.

Forgotten World Adventures are experts in guided experiences throughout this spectacular destination. Choose from six unique adventures, each featuring an iconic self-driven guided rail cart journey between Taumaraunui and Stratford. Experiences can also include a jet boat ride along the majestic Whanganui River, helicopter flight over the Whanganui National Park and visits to the unique Whangamōmona Hotel and Bridge to Nowhere amongst other historic landmarks and attractions.

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Forgotten World Experience

What To Expect

We feature in the top 10% of attractions worldwide!

Winner of the Traveller's Choice Awards 2023 - Trip Advisor

We offer a unique and unrivalled experience in New Zealand. Enjoy a front row seat as you travel through the breathtaking, ever-changing landscape whilst discovering our country's cultural and pioneering history. Escape the everyday and embark on an experience that will transport you to a bygone era bursting with intrigue and embark on one of the most enchanting and genuine experiences New Zealand has to offer.

We pride ourselves on our understated kiwi professionalism and friendly, helpful staff who will go above and beyond to ensure you have a memorable, safe trip with us. We treat our guests like friends. As well as being competent and knowledgeable, our local guides also bring the perfect blend of humour and inclusivity to your experience in the hope of making it unforgettable.

Our bookings team is currently available by email or phone to assist with enquiries from 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week, during our off season.

"An unforgotten experience. Proud Kiwis driving a very unique Kiwi venture"

TripAdvisor, Feb 2024

“Best money spent in NZ and just what we were looking for. Real New Zealand”

Guest Review of 'The Epic', Feb 2024

"Sheer natural beauty that brings peace to the soul!"

Google Reviews, Jan 2024

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Our Purpose

We strive to provide unforgettable experiences of a lifetime for all and endeavour to ensure these experiences are some of the most enchanting and genuine New Zealand has to offer. We are passionate about sustainability and uphold the Tiaki Promise. We have a crucial role as kaitiaki guardians; to protect and respect our special place, the Forgotten World, a role we embrace today and will continue to honour tomorrow.

Find the right adventure for you

Whether you're considering a half-day excursion, the 142km two-day trip or something a little extra special, we offer adventures to whet all appetites, for all ages and abilities. Choose from six unique experiences, all of which feature an iconic self-driven guided rail cart journey. We trust the ever-changing vista, with its magnificent expanses of sub-tropical rainforest and untamed native bush won't fail to disappoint.

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