SECOND TRIP: A Forgotten World Adventure - Rail Carting


Door to Door pickups, Transport, Accommodation, 20- 20 Tunnel Forgotten Rail Carts Adventure, Meals as listed.


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 Alpine Village of National Park, 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 entire trip. 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 beautiful Aramatai Gardens. Aramatai Gardens are situated within a beautiful valley surrounded by amazing hills. The undulated grounds provide interesting contours for plantings that consist of various exotic & weeping trees, natives, rhododendrons, camellias, roses, perennials, Irises and lilies. There are two large natural ponds & rock formations home to associated plants & fauna. 

It also features a vegetable garden, sunken garden, fruit & nut orchard, extensive lawns and walkways. 

This beautiful garden is peaceful, tranquil and restful with many rustic seats whereby they provide you with opportunities to relax and view lovely surroundings. We then continue through to Pureroa Forest, Lake Whakamaru, Mangakino and Tokoroa, stopping for a late lunch along the way.  


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3 Days

Regular Price


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Mandatory booking fee


Single supplement fee


Next Tour Date

Sat, 13th of Nov 2021

Important Notes for this tour

A reasonable amount of independent mobility is required to hop on and off Rail Carts.

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