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The perfect half-day rail and river combo including scenic Whanganui River jet boat ride.

This is the ideal experience for those wishing to discover the Forgotten World by land and from the water, learning about the region's special cultural and pioneering heritage whilst kicking back and enjoying the scenery. Travel along 40km of the Forgotten Railway and 23km of the majestic Whanganui River.

This experience departs from Taumarunui only (Forgotten World Adventures' base at Forgotten World Motel).

DEPARTS: 7.30AM (rail cart journey followed by jet boat ride) OR 10.30AM (jet boat ride followed by rail cart journey) FROM TAUMARUNUI

DURATION: 6.5 hours

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  • Unique 40km rail cart journey through the Forgotten World
  • Travel between Tokirima and Okahukura
  • Experience the line’s longest tunnel at 1.5km and other impressive hand-built brick tunnels

  • Breathtaking landscapes
  • Historical and cultural commentary from expert local guide
  • Discover the stunning scenery of the majestic Whanganui River by jet boat and travel past Herlihy’s Bluff

  • Enjoy up-close encounters with native birds and wildlife


  • Unique 40km rail cart journey (3 hours)

  • Expert local rail cart and jet boat guides
  • Morning or afternoon tea at historic village of Matiere
  • 23km jet boat ride between Ohinepane and Cherry Grove (45 minutes)
  • Rail-side picnic lunch & hot/cold beverages
  • Home-baked snacks
  • Shuttle transfers to start and finish points

  • Shuttle transfers between rail & river

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