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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui

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US$ 110.93
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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Forgotten World Motel, 9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Snacks - Light refreshments
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Entry/Admission - Forgotten World Adventures
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour is possible for those with walking disabilities
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    This is a great way to spend a few hours at a leisurely pace, seeing the environment and nature. You see birds as well as sheep and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful not only about the area, but also its history. It's not cheap, but I do recommend this trip.
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    This was a very enjoyable day/afternoon and a walk back in our own lives as we put context to some historic events that occurred in our own lifetimes. Ray is an excellent guide with an informative look into the past history of the area, that captured the imagination. Nice to
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    We thoroughly enjoyed the 5-tunnel tour. It rained at the start but cleared up very quickly. Our guide was friendly and informative and it was so interesting to learn about the history of the area. The biscuits for afternoon tea were delicious. We would definitely recommend
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    Response from Forgotten World A, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
    Responded 5 days ago
    Hi there, thank you for your review & the 5 stars, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts. The journey is quite lovely in the rain, it adds a little something to the experience I think. We are thrilled you found the tour interesting and the guide informative. Perhaps you will come again. Cheers
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    Ray was a great guide with his dry humour and in depth knowledge of the local area. We even had a couple of trees over the track. Ray with his trusty chain saw had the line clear in just a few minutes. That added to the experience. A dry day is best for this trip. Dress for the
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    Response from Forgotten World A, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi there Barrie, I remember the day you went out, Ray showed me the pictures of all the tress that had come down, lucky he's a wiz with a chainsaw. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and the history Ray shared with you. Perhaps you will come back for a longer tour with us. Cheers
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    Great fun but good weather is essential to make this trip perfect. Guide was very informative and I highly recommend this activity
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    Response from Forgotten World A, Guest Relations Manager at 5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi there, thanks for the review and the 5 stars. We try to order the very best weather for our tours, sometimes we get a good day, sometimes we don't, however, the passion of our guides soon makes up for any cloudy days. Glad you enjoyed your tour with us.
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