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Spoil your Mum this Mother's Day and book a full 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour experience where you will journey back in time through stunning hill country farms and native bush, over bridges and through tunnels - including the longest tunnel (1.5km). Hear stories of the rail workers as you travel the Forgotten World aboard a self-driven Rail Cart. End your tour with a gorgeous 3-course meal at Bradley's Garden and explore the different 'rooms' of this magnificent garden.

Cash bar will be available. Bookings are essential as seating is limited.


  • Journey through the Forgotten World

  • Breathtaking landscapes steeped in history and stories

  • Experience the line’s longest tunnel at 1.5km and other beautiful hand-built brick tunnels

  • 3-course Mother's Day Italian Lunch at Bradley's Garden


  • 32km Rail Cart journey
  • Knowledgeable Local Guide
  • Shuttle transfers between Taumarunui, the Forgotten World and Bradley's Garden
  • Home baking & tea stop at the historical village of Matiere
  • 3-course Mother's Day Italian Lunch at Bradley's Garden

Mothers Day 5 Tunnel and Lunch


Bradley's Garden 3-Course Italian Lunch Menu:


Tomato soup served with focaccia

Antipasti Platter

Lamb, baked salmon, prosciutto, salami, cheese, garlic mushrooms, capsicum, hummus, pickles & olives


Tiramisu or Mousse di cioccolato

Tea & Coffee

Other beverages will be available for purchase.