3 - 3.5 hours
A short and sweet half-day Rail Cart experience including the longest 1.5 km tunnel. Great for those short on time and families with younger children. Local guide, afternoon tea & return shuttle included.
A full-day Rail Cart experience including the Tangarakau Gorge and historical town of Whangamomona. Lunch, snacks and return shuttle included.
Rail and River Run
A duo of nostalgia and adrenalin. A full day experience exploring breathtaking landscapes by Rail Cart and the majestic Whanganui River by Jet Boat. Lunch, snacks and shuttles included.
Republic Rail Picnic
Take a full day round trip on Rail Cart tour from Douglas (near Stratford) into diverse landscapes. Grab a bite to eat at the historic Whangamomona Hotel (optional extra) or pack your own picnic lunch. Local guide and morning tea included.
Stratford to the Republic
Starting in Stratford take a Rail Cart and enjoy the scenery on the way to New Zealand’s first Republic, Whangamomona. This one day tour includes your Local Guide, views of Mt Taranaki, a visit to an organic farm, morning tea, lunch and a return shuttle to Stratford.
A two day Rail Cart adventure from Taumarunui to Stratford (or reverse). Experience all 24 tunnels, 96 bridges and the entire 142 kms of railway line. Local Guide, lunch and snacks included both days. Stay overnight in Whangamomona (accommodation optional extra).
Enjoy a two day, three part journey into the Forgotten World. Ride the rails through 20 Tunnels from Taumarunui and spend the night in the Republic of Whangamomona. Take a helicopter ride over the Whanganui National Park to the Bridge to Nowhere and Jet Boat back up the Whanganui River on the longest commercial Jet Boat tour in the Southern Hemisphere. Local Guides, accommodation & all meals included.
Bridge to Nowhere
A full day return Jet Boat experience through the jaw dropping Whanganui National Park to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere and back. Local Guide, return shuttle, lunch and snacks included.
Bridge to Nowhere - Heli-Jet
A full day premium adventure starting with a helicopter flight over the Whanganui National Park to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere. Take a short hike through the stunning landscape and return by Jet Boat. Transfers, helicopter ride, Jet Boat, Local Guide, lunch and snacks included.
A return Jet Boat ride to Lauren’s Lavender Farm. Take a ride up the Whanganui River skimming mini rapids on your way to the Lavender Farm. Take a stroll through the calming aromatic lavender fields at Lauren's Lavender Farm adjacent to the famous Whanganui River. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the café and visit the lavender gift shop. A 3 hour adventure perfect for all ages.
A one hour fun and exciting return Jet Boat ride down the Whanganui River. Skim wee rapids and take in the stunning views. Great for those short on time.
The Epic Tour is the absolute pinnacle of Forgotten World Adventures tour offering. Four full days immersed in and exploring the whole of the Forgotten World. You’ll feel fully connected to this wonderful landscape after four days adventuring on the rail and the river. It will leave you in awe of the life our forefathers forged for themselves that somehow remains intrinsic in us all.