Rail carts have been designed to be self-driven on the line to give visitors a unique experience of the distinctive and beautiful central North Island country.
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FORGOTTEN WORLD ADVENTURES
- the best way to explore the Forgotten World
New Zealand rail tours with a difference departing from Taumarunui and Stratford
Nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand’s Forgotten World Highway is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand. Travel along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot.
Experience the Forgotten World from the comfort of a rail-cart, cleverly adapted to be self-driven along the tracks of the Forgotten World railway.
There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way while taking in ever-changing vistas with our semi guided NZ rail tours.
Rail tours depart during the summer months of October through to May from two locations -
Taumarunui - the heart of the King Country and Stratford – the heart of Taranaki.
Our 2013/2014 timetable is currently in development.
To be first on the list for bookings for next season, please fill in our enquiry form including your contact details and preferred trip and date of travel.
We will contact you with the timetable as soon as it is confirmed.
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We look forward to showing you a truly memorable and unique New Zealand rail tour adventure.
OUR RAIL CARTS
HISTORY, HARDSHIP AND TENACITY
Our rail carts have been subjected to rigorous testing for reliability, fitted with specially designed high-rail gear to enable them to travel along the railway track and tested again to be certified to the equivalent of a 155 Kiwirail standard.
The Stratford-Okahukura railway line (SOL) is rich in history and legend. Its story captures the spirit and tenaciousness of the people who worked the land and opened up New Zealand's remote and beautiful hill country.
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Where in the world?
The forgotten world is that
place in time where time
itself seems to stand still.view map »
our customers say...
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and Maree’s enthusiastic commentary on the history of the railway and th...more »