Enjoy the best of both worlds, encountering 10 tunnels and 20 bridges, as you travel 40km by rail and 23km by Jet Boat on the Whanganui River, a mixture of nostalgia and adrenaline.
This tour is only available from our Taumarunui depot.
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Explore the Okahukura-Stratford line by Rail Cart, including the line’s longest tunnel at 1.5km
Discover the stunning scenery of the Whanganui River by Jet Boat and travel past Herlihy’s Bluff
Learn stories of the early pioneers of the Forgotten World
Enjoy the up close encounters with wildlife and birds
Full day adventure with all transfers, lunch and morning or lunch and afternoon tea included
40km Rail Cart journey
23km Jet Boat ride
Knowledgeable Local Jet Boat & Rail Cart Guides
Shuttle transfers to start and finish & shuttles between rail & river
Morning and afternoon tea stops with home baking and snacks
Check in at the Forgotten World Motel and take a short shuttle bus to the start of the line at Okahukura. Here you’ll board your Rail Cart and set off on your journey through the Forgotten World. Immerse yourself in the changing views of rolling hills, remote farmland and native bush, and experience wildlife close to the tracks, as you travel through tunnels and over bridges.
Stop at Tokirima Station and enjoy a Ploughman’s lunch between your adventures before taking the shuttle to the Ohinepane Landing on the Whanganui River.
In the afternoon embark on an informative Jet Boat journey on the Whanganui river and take in the awe-inspiring scenery. Leave the river at Cherry Grove for your return transfer back to our finishing point, the Forgotten World Motel.
Option to do the trip in reverse, with a 10.30am departure. Start with the Jet Boat and return by Rail Cart.
This was certainly a day to remember! The Jet Boat ride was a great start - the scenery was stunning along with an abundance of bird-life. Pete, our Driver, threw in a couple of Donuts just to keep our heart rates at the speed you would expect from a Jet Boat ride! Shane was our Guide for the Rail Carts and he was both interesting to listen to and full of local knowledge and history. The landscape was rugged and dramatic and made you appreciate the efforts that our pioneers had to go through to clear virgin, New Zealand land. The many tunnels we went through were an Engineering masterpiece. Everything was well organised and completely safe. The staff, right through from the Motel, to the Guides & Sue looking after us with Lunch, were faultless! Highly recommend as a "Do not miss" Tour
Neil C, Auckland - TripAdvisor
Book your stay at the Forgotten World Motel before and/ or after your tour - contact our booking team or make your own booking online here.