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The perfect half-day rail and river combo including scenic Whanganui River jet boat ride.

This is the ideal experience for those wishing to discover the Forgotten World by land and from the water, learning about the region's special cultural and pioneering heritage whilst kicking back and enjoying the scenery. Travel along 40km of the Forgotten Railway and 23km of the majestic Whanganui River.

This experience departs from Taumarunui only (Forgotten World Adventures' base at Forgotten World Motel). The direction cannot be reversed as with some of our other experiences.


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  • Explore the Okahukura-Stratford line by rail cart, including the line’s longest tunnel at 1.5km

  • Discover the stunning scenery of the Whanganui River by jet boat and travel past Herlihy’s Bluff

  • Learn stories of the early pioneers of the Forgotten World

  • Enjoy the up close encounters with wildlife and birds

  • Half-day adventure with all transfers, rail-side food & drinks included


  • 40km rail cart journey

  • 23km jet boat ride

  • Knowledgeable local jet boat & rail cart guides

  • Rail-side food & drinks
  • Shuttle transfers to start and finish & shuttles between rail & river

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