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

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Trip details

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

Time : Depart our Taumarunui base at 12.00 noon. 

The Adventure:

Set off down the line along the first 16km of the Forgotten World Railway from the Taumarunui end. 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 out and back trip, cruising through stunning hill country farms and native bush. 

This tour is only available from our Taumarunui depot. 

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

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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