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Forgotten World Adventures

9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
+64 7-895 7181
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Forgotten World Adventures provide self-driven NZ rail tours along the decommissioned railway line of the Forgotten World Highway, the SOL line, in specially modified rail carts. Departing from Stratford, Whangamomona or Taumarunui, New Zealand, enjoy a one or two day tour exploring the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand's Forgotten World.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
+64 7-895 7181
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a laid back adventure. No frills but a lot of fun. The scenery was beautiful and the tunnels were magic. We loved the home made biscuits for afternoon tea.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 9 had the half day adventure and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a change from all the biking we had been doing over the previous 3 weeks. we also stayed at the Forgotten World Motels which were great also. Go Ian and...More

Thank Nev G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We were fortunate to be the only couple to take the tour on this day so we had the full attention of Vaughan our tour guide. The ride itself was a lot of fun and Vaughan made it really interesting with his wealth of information...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was one of the best tourist experiences we've had. A very professional and friendly outfit. We stayed at their excellent motel and next day we were driven to the starting point of the rail trip by Kevin, our guide and train master. We were...More

Thank Audrey Brian R
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We arrived the night before and stayed in the motel. Could not fault it, from the very friendly and helpful staff to the clean and comfortable room. The next day we joined the tour .From the moment we got on the bus, to returning to...More

Thank brimarward
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We couldn't fault the entire operation. From the moment we checked in to their lovely motel, the wonderful cooked breakfast, the safety briefing, the condition of their equipment, the very knowledgeable guide, the most amazing scenery, incredible engineering of the rail and tunnels, the yummy...More

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We did the 5 tunnel tour and we well and truly enjoyed it from the moment we checked in, to the moment we caught the old timer bus back to where we originally checked in. Honestly, the ladies at reception greet you with a warm...More

2  Thank traveltri03
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My wife and I arrived early in Taumaranui as we travelled from home for a noon start. The office staff were excellent allowing us to eat out packed lunch in their dining room and answering all questions we had. We travelled to the start in...More

Thank michaelwI5786VY
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The nearest you'll get to being an engine driver! We recently completed the 5 tunnel trip on a beautiful autumn day. Magnificent scenery as a backdrop to a fun and very different day out, being largely in charge of your own destiny. Loved every aspect...More

Thank WiltshireTractor
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We did the 5 tunnel trip on the motorized carts for my partner's birthday. It was great - lovely views and excellent customer service. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to do something a bit different. We're definitely coming back to do a longer one...More

Thank jainaba87
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We are staying at Stratford and wish to join your adventure at Douglas on Mon 20th (3 people). Is this a possibility? Ann R
18 February 2017|
Response from Chaps65 | Property representative |
Hi Ann, we have a trip leaving Douglas tomorrow morning at 8:30 but nothing scheduled for mon morning. Please call me to discuss. 021 192 4620. Paul, GM, Forgotten World.
Can't seem to access info on the 20 tunnel tour - prices, duration, etc etc. We are a party of 5 adults and would like to do the 20 tunnel tour approx 15 March 2017. Julie
29 October 2016|
Response from Chaps65 | Property representative |
Hi there Julie, Apologies for the delay. Hopefully you have got the information by now. There are 20 tunnel tours running every day during the time period that you have mentioned so there should be no problem accommodating... More
Could you please provide information about the 20 tunnel tour. We can't seem to get it up on your website. We are a party of 5 adults and would like to do the tour at approx 15 March 2017.
29 October 2016|
Response from xtine2015 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you do a shorter trip - it is much harder than you think! Sometimes they don't run the 20 Tunnel Trip - give a call - they are really helpful.