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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). 


  • Connect with the Spirit of the Whanganui River
  • Emerge yourself in the beautiful natural surroundings
  • Optional stopover at Lauren's Lavender Farm
  • Experience 5 Tunnels on the Forgotten World Railway by Rail Cart


  • Guided 5 Tunnel Rail Cart Tour
  • Return shuttles
  • Canoe hire
  • The canoe part of the tour is unguided

Canoes and Carts


Optional add-on:

Spend the night at the Forgotten World Motel