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Unplugged yet still on the line as you travel the entire Forgotten World Railway on this two-day Rail Cart adventure from Taumarunui to Stratford (or reverse). See the remnants of the original settlements along the line. Travel through coal country, farmlands, over bridges, through hand-built tunnels and past once-thriving towns that time seems to have forgotten. Stay over in the Republic of Whangamomona’s iconic hotel. Listen to the stories and relive the memories of New Zealand’s pioneering past. The ultimate Rail Cart experience.

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  • Explore the full 142km length of the Okahukura-Stratford Line

  • Travel through all 24 tunnels, cross all 98 bridges and see the remnants of the original settlements along the line

  • 2 days of full immersion in the scenery, stories and history of the Forgotten World

  • Stay overnight in the Republic of Whangamomona



  • 142km Rail Cart Journey  - the full length of the SOL line

  • Knowledgeable local guides

  • Overnight accommodation in the Republic of Whangamomona; including dinner and breakfast.
  • Morning & Afternoon tea on both days - includes home baking & snacks

  • Hearty Rail-side picnic lunch on both days 
  • Local transfers to/from start and end points (return transport not included) - please note shuttle to/from Taumarunui/Stratford is 3hrs. Alternatively, we can shift your vehicle.

  • Transfers of your overnight luggage

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

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