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The Ultimate Taumarunui to Stratford

Unplugged yet still ‘on the line’ as you travel the entire 142km from Okahukura to Stratford or Stratford to Okahukura with an overnight stay (additional to tour - see details below) in Whangamomona.  You’ll go through all 24 tunnels, cross all 98 bridges and see the remnants of the original settlements along the line. The history of this unique landscape will resonate as you absorb the stories and relive the memories of New Zealand’s pioneering past with this two-day journey back in time.  The ultimate experience.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • 2 x Morning Tea
    • 2 x Lunch
    • 2 x Afternoon Tea
    • Local guide
    What's excluded :
    • Return travel is not included in the tour price.
    • Options for the end of your tour include:
    • 1.Catch the same day "Return" shuttle (additional to tour cost) $50 per person (approx 3 hours travel time)
    • 2.Have your car/vehicle/camper van (sorry we cannot shift rental vehicles) transferred to be waiting for you at the end of your adventure (additional to tour cost) $165 per vehicle
    • 3. Enjoy onward travel by public transport from either Stratford or Taumarunui depending on where your tour ends.
    • Accommodation travel is not included in the tour price.
    • Your overnight accommodation in Whangamomona (dinner, bed and breakfast is additional to the tour price)
    • We are happy to book your accommodation in Whangamomona for you. Please let us know your where you would like to stay.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • Day 1: Taumarunui to Republic of Whangamomona

    Stop At: Forgotten World Adventures, 9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920 New Zealand
    Check in at the Forgotten World Motel and take a 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.

    Stop along the way to hear stories from your guide of the land, its people and history. Travel over bridges and through and-built brick tunnels, including the lines longest tunnel at 1.5km, and journey through the Tangarakau Gorge.

    Enjoy morning and afternoon tea stops at historic settlements of Matiere and Tangarakau, and a Ploughman’s lunch at Tokirima.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Whangamomona 4396, New Zealand
    Arrive in the Republic of Whangamomona, explore the area and its charismatic pub. Overnight accommodation is not included and must be booked separately.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Whangamomona. Accommodation is not included.

    Day 2: Whangamomona to Stratford

    Stop At: Te Wera, New Zealand
    Depart Whangamomona and continue your journey to Stratford. Discover ever-changing vistas as you learn about the history of the area and the stories of the settlers. See redwood plantations, pine forest and deer farms and get up close and personal with local wildlife in sheep and beef country.

    Stop for morning tea and home baking at TeWera Station siding, and visit an organic farm with the opportunity to sample and buy locally made produce.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: New Zealand, New Zealand
    Enjoy lunch at Douglas Station, then continue your journey and marvel at the spectacular Mt Taranaki dominating the skyline. Travel on the largest bridge over the Patea River, and discover Taranaki dairy farmland. Arrive at Victoria Road in Stratford about 3pm ready for your onward travel or take the same day return shuttle to Taumarunui (additional cost)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Forgotten World Adventures, 9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Victoria Road, Stratford, New Zealand
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Forgotten World Adventures

Activity ID: V-37234P10

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