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Forgotten World Adventures

Taumarunui, New Zealand
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About Forgotten World Adventures
Forgotten World Adventures is the leading adventure provider into a rural area of the North Island of New Zealand known as the Forgotten World. Fully guided tours in unique Rail Carts operate along 140km of a disused railway line. We can combine this railway experience with a helicopter flight over the Whanganui National Park to the Bridge to Nowhere and an exhilarating jet boat ride up the Whanganui River. On each part of your journey, you will learn of the history and stories of the Forgotten World from our knowledgable local guides.
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Geoff wrote a review Apr 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand8 contributions8 helpful votes
We have just been on the Rail, River Run and had a fabulous day. Golf carts on the railway line in the morning and a jet boat on the Whanganui River in the afternoon. Wonderful experience and great tour guides. A definite must do. Our car broke down afterwards and they couldn't have been more helpful. Thanks heaps.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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27jennyk wrote a review Mar 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand17 contributions5 helpful votes
I couldn't load the activity. it was T20. A spectacular journey into wondrous country, with a history to match. The beauty of the place, the incredulous engineering, hard work and sheer bravery of these pioneers, poses much admiration for this region.The tour was made so pleasant from a company who covered all details to top off a truly wonderful day. This is a tour, not to be missed. I didn't see any donkeys, but I did score a delicious recipe! Thank you people!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Forgotten World A, Front Office Manager at Forgotten World Adventures
Responded 8 Apr 2022
Hi Jenny, thanks for your wonderful review - we're stoked you enjoyed your adventure with us!
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Claire E wrote a review Mar 2022
Pukekohe, New Zealand263 contributions64 helpful votes
This is a magic way to view the centre of picturesque NZ by motorized jigger carts which hold 6 - 8 people. If weather inclement they are enclosed with see through zip down plastic screens. Travelling over the now disused main railway SOL between Taumaranui & Stratford. Can be short half day, full day (which is what we did and Whangamonama at the oldest hotel in NZ) or you can choose to do the 2 day trip and go on to Stratford. This trip is a fantastic experience. Fabulous, unique, fun experience with amazing informative guides, local history and food.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Forgotten World A, Front Office Manager at Forgotten World Adventures
Responded 30 Mar 2022
Hi Claire - thanks so much for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it!
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Trish G wrote a review Mar 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand167 contributions32 helpful votes
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We did the two day Expedition tour. Awesome! a must do. Friendly tour guides, exceptionally well organised. Stayed the Friday night at FWA accommodation. Rail carts were great. Had cover so we're protected from weather. So much local history and knowledge. Ray was so natural and informative. Learnt so much. Delicious home made morning tea and lunch. Stepping back in time. Tunnels are amazing as so old and still standing (built 1910 onwards). We stayed the night at Whangamomona Hotel which was another experience - got the passport stamped as being in a Republic. Sunday morning we departed by helicopter for a scenic trip into the bush. There we began our jetboating. Hours of boating, stop off to walk to the Bridge to Nowhere. Amazing this bridge was built by four men!. Continued on up the river. Ross an amazing host/driver. Highly recommend this excursion.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Forgotten World A, Front Office Manager at Forgotten World Adventures
Responded 30 Mar 2022
Hi Trish - thanks for your awesome review, we're stoked you enjoyed your experience here with us!
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Keith wrote a review Mar 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions
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Did the T20 trip for my birthday. A very relaxing day. The guides were very good and Tina was very informative giving a good insight into the rail and the history of the area. Finished the rail trip at Whangamomoma with a beer. Trip back the driver also kept us informed of area. Also found a painting on Trademe showing the trail which I bought as a reminder of trip
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Forgotten World A, Front Office Manager at Forgotten World Adventures
Responded 4 Mar 2022
Hi, thanks for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, cool way to celebrate your birthday! Painting also a very cool find!
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