BACK IN OCTOBER 2020 DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! Prepare to marvel at the determination and hardship that was endured as you travel 40km by Rail Cart into the Forgotten World through 10 hand dug tunnels and over 25 bridges. Enjoy a lovely Ploughman's lunch in Tokirima and stop over at Lauren's Lavender Farm on your return to Taumarunui.
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After checking in at the Forgotten World Motel, Taumarunui, we will shuttle you out to your waiting rail cart at Okahukura. Set off down the line along 40km of the Forgotten World Railway. Travel through 10 tunnels, including the longest tunnel (1.5km), and marvel at the beautiful handbuilt brick tunnels. Enjoy cruising through stunning hill country farms and native bush.
A lovely ploughman's lunch and our fabulous home baking will be waiting your arrival at Tokirima, after which you will board your return shuttle. On your return journey you'll get to visit Lauren's Lavender Farm, which was placed second in the Top 10 Lavender Farms in New Zealand. Here you can breathe in the relaxing aromas of the lavender fields next to the Whanganui River and browse the gift shop with all the wonderful lavender products. Board the shuttle to return to the Forgotten World Motel.
"Fantastic 10 Tunnel Tour! We arrived the night before and stayed in the motel. Could not fault it, from the very friendly and helpful staff to the clean and comfortable room. The next day we joined the tour. From the moment we got on the bus, to returning to the motel we had an amazing day! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made us all feel welcome. The home baking was delicious. The scenery, tunnels and experience was amazing. Would recommend it to young and old."