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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui

  • Ride an abandoned railway line in an open-sided RailCar
  • See a hidden part of rural New Zealand
  • Pass through the longest tunnel on the railway line
5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
From US$ 111.47
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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
US$ 111.47
Ride a RailCart over the decommissioned railway lines of the Forgotten World Railway on a half-day trip from Taumarunui that passes through a series of five exciting tunnels. You’ll cover 20 miles (32 km.) of track on the round-trip outing, including a .9 mile (1.5 km.) tunnel that’s the longest on the line, pausing for tea and snacks before returning to the Taumarunui depot. Choose between morning and afternoon departures for this RailCart excursion, which is ideal for train buffs and adventure lovers alike.
What to Expect

Time : Depart our Taumarunui depot at 12.00pm. 

The Adventure:

Experience the first 16km of the Forgotten World Railway. Enjoy a taste of the Forgotten World journey.  Travel through 5 tunnels including the longest tunnel (1.5km) on the line before stopping for a drink and a cookie and returning on the rails back through the 5 tunnels (bonus!) to the starting point.

Included in your day:
Shuttles to/from our Taumarunui Depot out to the RailCarts at Okahukura, morning or afternoon tea and of course your RailCart

What to bring:

In this region the weather is changeable and it’s best to prepare for all conditions no matter the season.  Layered clothing with a good wind/rain jacket or shell is ideal. The RailCarts have plastic side-curtains that provide reasonable rain protection. 

We suggest the following should be taken with you on the RailCart:

  • Sunglasses, Camera, Binoculars
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Warm thermal/merino clothing, including hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear (no jandals) with warm socks
  • Warm windproof jacket with hood even in fine weather
  • 100% Rainproof coat and over-trousers if rain is predicted
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Reviews (40)

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Tunnels x5

My wife and I were in the capable care of our guide Michelle for the afternoon. We found the whole experience to be enjoyable and interesting. It's a unique part of NZ and well worth doing, even just for the fun of it. Michelle was...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very authentic interesting kiwi experience

After the mountain was closed for skiing we decided to head to the Forgotten Rail Adventure. We were a family of four and we loved the down to earth experience. Learning from an ex NZ rail worker about the history of rail in the region...More

1  Thank stormy139
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful review. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and yes Rob is a fabulous guide.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing trip with the legend Robin!

We woke up in National Park to torrential rain and the prediction of more rain throughout the day. I called Forgotten Adventures and asked how the 5-Tunnel Tour was in this weather. They weren't too worried. Our accommodation managers also said they did it in...More

Thank VaughanSmith
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed yourselves and that Robin was on form.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
5 tunnel rail trip

Had a great afternoon with Rob and his commentary was thorough, safety check was carried out and then the bus trip back via back streets ao town. Definitely recommend.

Thank Raewyn W
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for the recommendation Raewyn. Pleased to hear Rob was on form and you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wow, what a great way to spend the afternoon

My wife and I joined the tour on a cool and overcast day in August. From the moment we arrived at the depot the cheerful and professional team did the rest. There was a clear safety briefing and the instructions on how to operate the...More

Thank andrewpearson6
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful feedback, its always great to hear about peoples experiences and what they enjoyed.

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