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A two-day rail cart adventure including spectacular helicopter flight and jet boat ride.

Ride the rails through 20 hand-built tunnels to the Republic of Whangamomona, helicopter over the Whanganui National Park, enjoy a guided bush walk to the Bridge to Nowhere and journey back up the majestic Whanganui River on the longest commercial jet boat ride in the Southern Hemisphere.

Minimum numbers apply*

Please note that a reasonable level of fitness is required to complete the approximate 6km bushwalk. Although this is a well-formed track, it can be slippery at times, therefore appropriate shoes with a good grip should be worn. 


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  • 82km rail cart journey through 20 of the line's hand-built tunnels

  • Scenic helicopter flight over the spectacular Whanganui National Park

  • 110km jet boat ride along the Whanganui River - longest commercial jet boat ride in Southern Hemisphere

  • Guided 6km bush walk to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere

  • Overnight stay in the Republic of Whangamomona


  • Rail cart journey, helicopter flight and jet boat ride

  • Knowledgeable local guides

  • Morning tea, homebaking and lunches both days

  • Evening meal and breakfast at the Whangamomona Hotel

  • Overnight accommodation in the Republic of Whangamomona at the Whangamonona Hotel

  • Return transfer of your overnight luggage

  • Shuttles to tour start and end points, Taumarunui

*Prices quoted are based on twin share, single supplement may apply

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* Minimum Numbers

The Expedition experience requires a minimum number of full fare adults to cover minimum operating costs. Should we not have enough passengers to run, we hold the right to cancel the tour. Notification will be given 1 month (30 days) before departure if we are unable to depart and we will look for alternatives for you.

Your Options:

a) We will change your booking date/time to the next available and confirmed departure for the tour you want
b) Cancel your trip and be fully refunded after notice of cancellation has been given

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