Experience New Zealand's Great Walk by canoe. Paddle 22km downstream on the upper reaches of the Whanganui River on this unguided part of the tour and travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges and over small bouncy rapids from Cherry Grove to Ohinepane. See the remains of the rock weirs made over 100 years ago. Optional stop over at Lauren's Lavender Farm. Hop onto the Rail Carts the following day for an adventure by rail into the Forgotten World from Okahukura station, through 5 Tunnels (including the longest tunnel at 1.5km) to Matiere and back (bonus 5 Tunnels).
Arrive at Forgotten World Motel in Taumarunui where you will be shuttled with your canoe to Cherry Grove. There you will receive a safety briefing by our experienced guides and set off on your unguided canoe trip down the magnificent Whanganui River.
Canoe 22km downstream on the upper reaches of the Whanganui River and travel through bush-clad hills, see waterfalls, spectacular sheer gorges and over small bouncy rapids from Cherry Grove to Ohinepane.See the remains of rock weirs made over 100 years ago.
You can opt for a stop over at Lauren's Lavender Farm for a cup of coffee or a browse in the gift shop.
End off at Ohinepane and board your return shuttle to Taumarunui.
Spend the night at Forgotten World Motel (not included in the standard deal, but can be booked as an optional extra)
Starting at the Forgotten World Motel, you will board your shuttle to the Forgotten World Rail Carts at Okahukura Station. Set off down the line along 16km of the Forgotten World Railway. Travel through 5 tunnels, including the longest tunnel (1.5km), and marvel at the beautiful hand-built brick tunnels. Enjoy cruising through stunning hill country farms and native bush.
A drink and some lovely home baking will be waiting your arrival at Matiere, the turnaround point. On your return journey you'll get to experience the ride from a whole new perspective. Switch drivers, take photos and enjoy the stunning scenery on your return journey to Okahukura. Board the shuttle to return to the Forgotten World Motel.
On booking you have the option of swopping the order of the days as well.
Spend the night at the Forgotten World Motel