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Departing only from our Taumarunui base, 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 returning on the rails back through the 5 tunnels (bonus!) to the start point.

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Price: $165  Adult, $90 Child, $430 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children - child to be aged under 15)

Time :  Departs most days at 12 noon.  Please check the booking calendar for available times as they do change. Departing from our Taumarunui base at 9 Hakiaha St. 

The Adventure:

We will shuttle you out to your waiting railcart.  Set off down the line along 16km of the Forgotten World Railway from the Taumarunui end.  Travel through 5 tunnels, including the longest tunnel (1.5km), and the beautiful hand built brick tunnels. Enjoy the 32km out and back trip, cruising through stunning hill country farms and native bush. 

A drink and some lovely home baking is provided at the turnaround point.  (NB Our famous Ploughman's Lunch is not included on this shorter tour but you are welcome to take a picnic or extra snacks with you)

If you have a group of 6 or more and would like a day or time other than what is shown as available - please give us a call on 0800 724 522 78.



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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. 

Our RailCarts are very easy to drive with a simple accelerator pedal and brake.  If you feel uncomfortable about driving and there is no-one in your party who would like to drive then please give us a call when you make your booking and we can discuss several options.

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 good rain protection. 

It can be very cool in the tunnels even on the hotest days.

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

  • Sunglasses, Camera, Binoculars
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Any personal medications required - especially allergy medications.  This is a rural environment with insects and pollens.
  • 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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