Forgotten World Rail Carting Adventure
Door to Door pickups, Transport, Accommodation 20- 20 Tunnel Forgotten Rail Carts Adventure, Meals as listed. (B breakfast, MT Morning tea, L lunch, D dinner)
DAY ONE D
Join us as we meander our way down to Taumarunui for our Forgotten World Adventure Tour. We’ll pass through Putaruru stopping for morning tea, then continuing onto Taupo for Lunch. From here we’ll make our way around pristine Lake Taupo and then to the thriving metropolis of Taumarunui right in the heart of the King Country where we will stay for our accommodation over the next few days.
DAY TWO B, MT, L, D
Today we will rail cart from Taumarunui to Whangamomona enjoying the day on the rails and completing the Twenty Tunnel East Tour. The rail carts await you at the old Taumarunui Station ready for your journey down the line to the Republic of Whangamomona to be met by the shuttle back to our accommodation. The Stratford-Okahukura railway line is rich in history, enterprise and tenacity. The history of this iconic railway captures the spirit of the people who opened up New Zealand’s remotest areas. The carts are self-driven very easy, as there is a brake and a go pedal; of course, no steering is involved. All the tours have a guide cart in the front that is with the group the full trip. Each cart has a guidebook with points of interest marked for each station. The guide stops the group to give informative talks along the way.
DAY THREE B
After a nice breakfast, we’ll make our way back to Tauranga. We will take the scenic route stopping along the way at the high-altitude informal country garden, Tapuwae Garden set amongst the most stunning rural scenery. Started some 40 years ago, Tapuwae Garden boasts mature rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias, and cherries, to name a few, and is home to many of New Zealand's native birds and a number of peacocks. Stroll through the gardens, explore the Arboretum and marvel at the Water Gardens. The grounds boast scenic views out to Mount Egmont and Mount Ruapehu on a clear day. We then continue through to Pureroa Forest, Lake Whakamaru, Mangakino and Tokoroa stopping for a late lunch along the way.
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