Enjoy the scenery of the changing rural landscapes including, forests and farms and get up close and personal with the local wildlife, while you travel the Okahukura-Stratford line between Stratford and the Republic of Whangamomona. Visit an organic farm with the opportunity to sample and buy locally made produce. Enjoy lunch at Douglas station and enjoy the views of spectacular Mt Taranaki, a dormant volcano that stands 2,518m tall and last erupted in 1775.
Discover the breathtaking landscapes and stories of the Okahukura-Stratford line
Travel over 18 bridges and through 3 tunnels including the unique S-shaped 615m Whangamomona Tunnel
Travel on the largest bridge over the Patea River
Discover a redwood plantation, and TeWera pine forest
Visit an Organic Farm and sample local produce
Enjoy a stroll around the Whangamomona Republic
Starting in Stratford, you'll be shuttled to the start of your tour. Board your Rail Cart and set off on your journey into the Forgotten World. Discover ever-changing vistas as you learn about the history of the area and the stories of the settlers. Stop for morning tea and home baking at Douglas, see redwood plantations, pine forest and deer farms and get up close and personal with local wildlife in sheep and beef country.
Visit an organic farm with the opportunity to sample and buy locally made produce and journey through several tunnels including the S-bend tunnel arriving in to Whangamomona. Here, explore the Republic, take a stroll or grab a drink at the famous Whangamomona Hotel (additional cost).
Then, a return transfer takes you back along the Forgotten World Highway, back to Stratford.
This tour also runs in reverse
"Stratford to Whangamomona Inaugural Trip
We were lucky enough to be invited on the inaugural tour from Stratford to Whangamomona on the rail carts. This was an awesome trip with a great bunch of people. Dave (leader) & Luke (tail end Charlie, with his whistle) were very entertaining. We traveled through 3 tunnels, and saw parts of our beautiful countryside we would never otherwise get the opportunity to see. Despite the weather (4 seasons in one day) we had an excellent day out. We also got to have a drink at Whanga pub and have a wander around the republic before our return minivan trip with Carol back to Stratford. Thanks everyone for a really great day out."
kiwihappydragonlady, Stratford, New Zealand
December 2018, TripAdvisor
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