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NEW TOURS FOR 2021! Tours commence mid-November

If you’ve travelled with us by Rail Cart before or you’re a first-time explorer in this stunning part of the central North Island, then we have designed a whole new way to explore the Forgotten World with you in mind.  Forgotten World Adventures are introducing the magnificent Rhine of the Pacific tours this summer season. 

The Whanganui River was historically positioned as our very own ‘Rhine’ in the early 1900s, connecting the major cities of Auckland and Wellington and providing a unique adventure to globe trotters of generations past. 

This year, we’ll step right back into those travellers’ shoes. You’ll be immersed in the history of the river and its beauty, on and offshore. You’ll hear stories of our forefathers and the cultural significance of the awa. This is luxury time travel with a modern twist, as you'll choose a conservation or sustainability focus to your tour with 2 nights’ accommodation at either Blue Duck Station or Posh Pioneers. 

You will need good walking mobility for this tour. 

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Travel New Zealand's longest navigable waterway 

  • A guided shuttle to and an overnight stay in Whanganui
  • A historic river-boat cruise on MV Wairua
  • Visits to a gallery, a convent and a Marae  
  • A scenic jet boat ride on the longest navigable river in NZ
  • An enjoyable walk into a picnic lunch at the Bridge to Nowhere 
  • CHOOSE to stay 2 nights at either Blue Duck Station or Posh Pioneers 
  • Lunch at Lauren’s Lavender Farm


  • Four days’ adventure
  • River cruise with heritage boat, Motor Vessel Wairua
  • NZ’s longest jet boat ride
  • River Road Mail Run for a guided tour of major landmarks and areas of cultural significance
  • Bush walk into the Bridge to Nowhere with a local guide
  • Choice of Blue Duck Station (Conservation Lovers) OR Posh Pioneers (Sustainability Lovers) for your two-night stay
  • Laurens Lavender Farm and Gift Shop
  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • All transfers


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