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Tokirima 10 NZ$245.00
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Tokirima 10

Tokirima 10

Travel 40 kms in our unique self drive RailCarts, along the northern section of the railway line, across 25 bridges and through 10 tunnels including the longest on the line at 1.5 kms.

This tour departs Taumarunui at 7.30am and 11.00am.  Shuttle from our depot out to our Rail Carts and prepare to marvel at the determination and hardship that was endured as they hand dug 10 tunnels, built 25 bridges and laid tracks through rugged terrain nearly 100 years ago. Morning tea and lunch or lunch and afternoon tea will be served along the way and we will return you to our depot around 1:30pm or 4.30 pm. Stop at the Lavender Farm to buy a hot or cold beverage either on your way to the Rail Carts or on your way back.

  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
From NZD NZ$245.00

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Republic 20 1

Republic 20 1

The 20 Tunnel experience will transport you back through history, and get you home in time for dinner. This is a full day and more than 80km of total immersion into the true stories and tall tales woven into this unique landscape.

Tour departs the FWA Taumarunui Depot at 7.30am and will  arrive in Whangamomona approx 3.45pm - The "Same Day" shuttle picks you up after a quick look around Whangamomona and delivers you back to our Taumarunui depot at approx 6.15pm.

Choose this tour if you are planning to:

start and finish in Taumarunui OR

start in Taumarunui, stay overnight in Whangamomona and return to Taumarunui the next day OR 

start in Taumarunui and have your vehicle transferred to Whangamomona to continue your journey from there.

Additional Options:

  • Stay overnight in Whangamomona (just let us know if you would like us to book accommodation for you ) and return to Taumarunui on our Next Day Shuttle 
  • Book a vehicle transfer so your vehicle is waiting for you in Whangamomona
  • Book accommodation in Taumarunui for the night before and/or the night after your tour



  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
From NZD NZ$349.00

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Republic 20 2

Republic 20 2

The Republic 20 experience will transport you back through history, and get you home in time for dinner.

The Republic 20 2 tour begins in Taumarunui at 7:15 pm.  You will board our shuttle bus to travel to Whangamomona by road.  After a quick look around the Whangamomona village you will receive your safety briefing at at the Whangamomona Station before heading off along the rails to finish your tour at our Okahukura.  From there you will board the shuttle bus for the 10 minute ride back to our base in Taumarunui.

Options available for this tour include:
1. Staying the night at the Whangamomona Hotel before the tour and booking a vehicle transfer so that your car is waiting for you in Taumarunui when you get back to our depot. Just let us know if you would like us to book accommodation for you.

2. Driving up from Taranaki on the morning of your tour and meeting the tour at the Whangamomona Hotel at 9:00am, for a tea/coffee/juice. Do allow sufficient time for a look around Whangamomona.  It is worth it! After your tour stay the night in Taumarunui and book a non- standard shuttle back to Whangamomona the next day.  The shuttle will depart for Whangamomona at 7:30am.

3.  Driving up from Taranaki on the morning of your tour and meeting the tour at the Whangamomona Hotel at 9:00am.  Our free of charge Same Day shuttle will return you to Whangamomona around 7pm.


  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Rail River Run

Rail River Run

Enjoy the best of both worlds travelling by RailCart on the Forgotten World Railway through 10 tunnels and via Jet boat along 23km of the Whanganui River.



7:30am departure: Travel through 10 hand dug tunnels and over 20 bridges before enjoying your waiting lunch at the old Tokirima Station.  After lunch you will be shuttled down to the Ohinepane landing to the waiting jet boat for an exhilarating 23 km ride back up the Whanganui River to Cherry Grove in Taumarunui.


10:30am departure: Our shuttle will take you down to Cherry Grove to jet boat 23km down the Whanganui River to Ohinepane Landing.From there you leave the river and board our shuttle to have lunch at the old Tokirima Station.  After lunch, board your RailCart and travel through 10 hand dug tunnels and over 20 bridges as you make your way back up the line to Okahukura.  From there it is a 10 minute shuttle back to our Taumarunui depot.

Enjoy the best of both worldTravel 23km down the magnificent Whanganui River to be picked up by our shuttle and taken to the old Tokirima Station. There you will board your RailCart and to travel the 30 km of rail line back to Okahukura. 

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
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The Expedition

The Expedition

A two part expedition. The first day is our 20 Tunnel tour which will transport you back through history to the Republic of Whangamomona! The second day you'll be jet boating the Whanganui River exploring historical sites and scenery.

Join us for a Forgotten World Expedition. A day on the rails and a day jet boating along the Whanganui River on the longest commercial jet boat tour in the Southern Hemisphere. The Expedition is two full days and includes one night accommodation.
RailCart down the Forgotten World Railway to the Republic of Whangamomona, more than 80km of total immersion into the true stories and tall tales woven into this unique landscape. Stay the night in the Republic. The second day after a spectacular helicopter flight over the Whanganui National Park to the Bridge to Nowhere, you'll be jet boating up the Whanganui River exploring historical sites and scenes, including the "Bridge to Nowhere" on the longest commercial jet boat tour in the Southern Hemisphere. Along the way stopping for morning, afternoon tea and lunch. This is the longest commercial jet boat tour in the Southern Hemisphere.


Please note that a good level of fitness is required to complete the approximate 6km bushwalk comfortably. We highly recommend wearing appropriate walking shoes with a good grip as the trail can be slippery at times. 


The Expedition includes;

Day One
- 20 tunnel tour - Taumarunui to Whangamomona. including morning and afternoon tea, lunch and local guide.
- Accommodation at the historic Whangamomona Hotel including dinner and full cooked breakfast.

- Cooked breakfast

Day Two

- Cooked breakfast

- 25km helicopter flight (weather permitting), the alternative will be to drive the Forgotten World Highway to the Whanganui River.

- 110km jet boat ride on the Whanganui River. Walk to the Bridge to Nowhere (40 min one way)

- Morning, afternoon tea and lunch, driver/guide

- Returning to Taumarunui 4:30pm.


  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
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The Ultimate 2 - Stratford to Taumarunui

The Ultimate 2 - Stratford to Taumarunui

Unplugged yet "still on the line", you travel the full 142 kms of the Forgotten World Railway. Day 1 travel from Stratford to Whangamomona. Day 2 travel from Whangamomona to Okahukura. All 24 Tunnels & 98 Bridges, the ultimate experience!

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.  Unplugged yet still ‘on the line’ as you travel the entire 142km from Stratford to Okahukura with an overnight stay 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 ultimate experience.

You can continue on your travels from here, talk to us about a vehicle transfer, or we can help you organise a return shuttle to your departure point.  Overnight accommodation with dinner and breakfast in the Republic of Whangamomona is included along with morning tea, lunch and afternoon snacks on both days.  We will ensure that your overnight luggage awaits you in Whangamomona and at the end of your journey.

  • Duration : 32 Hours (approx.)
From NZD NZ$795.00

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The Ultimate 1 - Taumarunui to Stratford

The Ultimate 1 - Taumarunui to Stratford

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. Unplugged yet still ‘on the line’ as you travel the entire 142km

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.  Unplugged yet still ‘on the line’ as you travel the entire 142km from Okahukura to Stratford or Stratford to Okahukura with an overnight stay 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 ultimate experience.

You can continue on your travels from here, talk to us about a vehicle transfer, or we can help you organise a return shuttle to your departure point.  Overnight accommodation with dinner and breakfast in the Republic of Whangamomona is included along with morning tea, lunch and afternoon snacks on both days.  We will ensure that your overnight luggage awaits you in Whangamomona and at the end of your journey.

  • Duration : 32 Hours (approx.)
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Bridge to Nowhere  Escape JetBoat Tour

Bridge to Nowhere Escape JetBoat Tour

A full day JetBoat experience through the Whanganui National Park including the iconic Bridge to Nowhere. Hear the stories of the river from your experienced boat driver-guide. All transfers and lunch and snacks included.

Escape into deep gorges masked in native bush and banks encased with ferns, caves and waterfalls on this full-day Jet Boat experience on the majestic Whanganui River. Enjoy an easy 2.5 km native bushwalk into the iconic Bridge to Nowhere. View remnants of early European settlements. Connect with the Spirit of the Whanganui River - Te Awa Tupua, keeper of physical and spiritual sustenance, and learn of the unique Maori history and connection to the river.

Minimum numbers apply*

Please note that a reasonable level of fitness is required to complete the bushwalk.  Although this is a well-formed, reasonably flat track, it can be slippery at times, therefore appropriate shoes with a good grip should be worn.

 

Arrive back in Taumarunui approximately 4:00pm.



Child is considered over 3 years of age and under 16 years of age

Those under 3 are not permitted on the jet boat.


  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
From NZD NZ$465.00

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