Starting in Douglas, explore the far end of the Forgotten World. Uncover stories of the workers and the history of the Okahukura-Stratford line and marvel in the ever-changing scenery. This full day tour includes time at the Whangamomona Republic to explore, take a picnic or enjoy hearty fare at the hotel.
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Discover the breathtaking landscapes and stories of a less-explored section of the Okahukura-Stratford line
Travel over 18 bridges and through 3 tunnels including the unique S-shaped 615m Whangamomona Tunnel
Discover a redwood plantation, and TeWera pine forest
Stop at the Whangamomona Republic for a picnic or lunch at the historic hotel (lunch not included)
84km Rail Cart journey
Knowledgeable local guide
Visit an Organic Farm and sample local produce
Check in at Douglas, 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. See redwood plantations, pine forest and deer farms and get up close and personal with local wildlife in sheep and beef country.
Stop for morning tea and home baking at TeWera Station siding, and visit an organic farm with the opportunity to sample and buy locally made produce. Arrive in Whangamomona and have time to stroll around the Republic enjoy either your packed picnic lunch or hearty Republic fare at the Whangamomona Hotel (additional cost).
Return to the station for your journey home. Swop drivers, and take your time to take photos and marvel at the spectacular Mt Taranaki dominating the skyline on the way back to Douglas.
"Great scenery and history.
An excellent day out. The carts are easy to operate and comfortable. Dave our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The line winds through the hills to Whangamomona with plenty of wildlife to see on the way and a few stops for tea etc."
Flying-, TripAdvisor December 2019