Enjoy the best of both worlds, encountering 10 tunnels and 20 bridges, as you travel 40km by rail and 23km by Jet Boat on the Whanganui River, a mixture of nostalgia and adrenaline.
This tour is only available from our Taumarunui depot.
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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
Full day adventure with all transfers, lunch and morning or lunch and afternoon tea included
40km Rail Cart journey
23km Jet Boat ride
Knowledgeable Local Jet Boat & Rail Cart Guides
Shuttle transfers to start and finish & shuttles between rail & river
Morning and afternoon tea stops with home baking and snacks
Rail-side picnic lunch
Check in at the Forgotten World Motel and take a short shuttle bus to the start of the line at Okahukura. Here you’ll board your Rail Cart and set off on your journey through the Forgotten World. Immerse yourself in the changing views of rolling hills, remote farmland and native bush, and experience wildlife close to the tracks, as you travel through tunnels and over bridges.
Stop at Tokirima Station and enjoy a rail-side picnic lunch between your adventures before taking the shuttle to the Ohinepane Landing on the Whanganui River.
In the afternoon embark on an informative Jet Boat journey on the Whanganui river and take in the awe-inspiring scenery. Leave the river at Cherry Grove for your return transfer back to our finishing point, the Forgotten World Motel.
Option to do the trip in reverse, with a 10.30am departure. Start with the Jet Boat and return by Rail Cart.
"Something different in NZ that is extremely well run" - 5 Stars
Had a great time on the rail & river activity, something different to do in NZ. Very friendly staff & guides that couldn't do enough for you"
Reviewed by 18hjw, 2023
"Priceless, absolutely recommend the River and Rail trip" - 5 Stars
"You guys are the best. From a hearty breakfast to start our half day River and Rail experience, to the friendly staff who kept us informed all the way through our journey, to the stops where your guide explained the history of the places/tunnels/tracks, to the yummy morning tea, and lunch in quite simply one of the most peaceful places I've been in NZ. And to finish off with a trip on the river. Priceless. Absolute recommend this journey"
Reviewed by Coastal57636611290
Book your stay at the Forgotten World Motel before and/ or after your tour - contact our booking team or make your own booking online here.