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Forgotten World Adventures

Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Forgotten World Adventures is the leading adventure provider into a rural area of the North Island of New Zealand known as the Forgotten World. A wide choice of adventures are offered. Railway adventures can be enjoyed from the comfort of a...more
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
+64 7-895 7181
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tours offered are a great way to see the Taumaranui area. We went on the jet boat in the morning and the 5-tunnel trail in the afternoon. Everyone enjoyed it more than they expected and that was due to the great team at Forgotten...More

Thank Monique H
Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the lovely post Monique, we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves, thanks again Victoria

Reviewed 3 days ago

The 5-tunnel trail was way better than I expected! We went for a business work-do and everyone in the group (ages 25 - 65 years old) enjoyed themselves. The novelty of riding your own golf cart on the railway was so unique and a great...More

Thank Monique H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide was Rob, who was very knowledgeable and passionate about what he did. The journey was amazing and everyone in our group enjoyed it, especially our 4 year old grandson. We would definitely do this trip again.

Thank Smf0408
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

5 tunnel tour early September (group of 5) Turned up on a wet day with the main street under water (burst pipe?) We were the first booking to arrive and were greeted at reception by what can only be described as a very rude person...More

Thank w00fies
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour really enjoyed it. Rob was a fantastic guide who knew his stuff. It was raining at the start of the tour but this is something that can be done in all weather. Would highly recommend for all ages (the youngest in our group...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in the capable care of our guide Michelle for the afternoon. We found the whole experience to be enjoyable and interesting. It's a unique part of NZ and well worth doing, even just for the fun of it. Michelle was...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the mountain was closed for skiing we decided to head to the Forgotten Rail Adventure. We were a family of four and we loved the down to earth experience. Learning from an ex NZ rail worker about the history of rail in the region...More

1  Thank stormy139
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and yes Rob is a fabulous guide.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We woke up in National Park to torrential rain and the prediction of more rain throughout the day. I called Forgotten Adventures and asked how the 5-Tunnel Tour was in this weather. They weren't too worried. Our accommodation managers also said they did it in...More

Thank VaughanSmith
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed yourselves and that Robin was on form.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great afternoon with Rob and his commentary was thorough, safety check was carried out and then the bus trip back via back streets ao town. Definitely recommend.

Thank Raewyn W
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the recommendation Raewyn. Pleased to hear Rob was on form and you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I joined the tour on a cool and overcast day in August. From the moment we arrived at the depot the cheerful and professional team did the rest. There was a clear safety briefing and the instructions on how to operate the...More

Thank andrewpearson6
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful feedback, its always great to hear about peoples experiences and what they enjoyed.

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26 July 2017|
Response from Murray Y | Reviewed this property |
Right a letter to the transport company making your request.
24 July 2017|
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Response from ForgottenWorld | Property representative |
Rotorua is the closest and it's about 2 and half hours through to Taumarunui. It is a winding road but a lovely trip so good to allow plenty of time. We do hope you choose to come through.
24 July 2017|
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Response from Trevor F | Reviewed this property |
I neglected to add in my previous posting: 2 hours from Rotorua to Taumaranui. 4.5 hours from Whitianga to Taumaranui.