Taumarunui
Forgotten World Adventures - The Expedition
Discover the scenery & history of the Forgotten World in a truly unique 'soft adventure' experience. Hidden within the Forgotten World for close to a century, 142 kilometres of abandoned railway weaves through the historic and rugged King Country landscape between Okahukura and Stratford, over 98 bridges and through 24 hand-dug tunnels.

Join The Expedition rail cart down the Forgotten World Railway to the Republic of Whangamomona, more than 80km of total immersion into the true stories and tall tales woven into this unique landscape. On the second day, after a spectacular helicopter flight over the Whanganui National Park to the Bridge to Nowhere, you'll be jet boating up the Whanganui River exploring historical sites and scenes, including the "Bridge to Nowhere" on the longest commercial jet boat tour in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Whangamomona Hotel (1 Night) Twin
16 Jan - 27 Mar 21 $1,499
NOTE: Tour departs:
16 Jan 21
7, 27 Feb 21
7, 27 Mar 21
Includes: .
Day One:
- 20 tunnel tour - Taumarunui to Whangamomona including morning tea, afternoon tea & lunch & local guide
- Accommodation at the historic Whangamomona Hotel including dinner

Day Two:
- Cooked breakfast
- 25km helicopter flight (weather permitting) or alternatively a drive on the Forgotten World Highway to the Whanganui River
- 110km jet boat ride on the Whanganui River
- Walk to the Bridge to Nowhere (40 min one way)
- Morning & afternoon tea and lunch, driver/guide
Sightseeing
Rail River Run
The Rail River Run combines the best of The Forgotten World in one day. Travel along the first section of the Forgotten World Railway, between Okahukura & Tokorima, including the line's longest tunnel combined with a jet boat journey along the scenic Whanganui River, between Taumarunui & Ohinepane.
Adult Child
21 Oct 20 - 31 Mar 21 $349 $289
Departs: 7.30am or 10.30am
Duration: 7 hours
This tour is only available from the Taumarunui depot.
Includes: 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
Ploughman’s Lunch
10 Tunnel Tour of the Forgotten World Railway
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 journey from Taumarunui.
Adult Child
21 Oct 20 - 31 Mar 21 $249 $99
5.5 hour tour including 40km by Rail Cart through 10 tunnels to Tokirima and visit to Lauren's Lavender Farm. Includes a light lunch. Departs 7.30am or 11.00am. Departs from & returns to Taumarunui.
Includes: 40km Rail Cart Journey
Knowledgeable Local Guide
Lunch
Stop at the historical villages of Matiere and Ohura
Visit to Lauren's Lavender Farm
Return shuttle between Taumarunui and the Forgotten World