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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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9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

the guides were great barnly and rob very interesting about the railways and the land around it anyone would enjoy this nice home made cookies for morning tea and lunch and afternoon tea thanks IT WAS A NEAT DAY

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roseylammas
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a party of four senior couples and thoroughly enjoyed our day of 'riding the rails'. We were pickedup in Taumarunui about 7.00am and taken by bus to Whangamomona for morning tea. From there we got on the motorized golf carts (one couple per...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Remmers
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review, happy we gave you a great experience out on our rails. Perhaps you'll come again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to be invited on the inaugural tour from Stratford to Whangamomona on the rail carts. This was an awesome trip with a great bunch of people. Dave (leader) & Luke (tail end Charlie, with his whistle) were very entertaining. We travelled...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kiwihappydragonlady
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments and 5 stars. Dave and Carol work hard to ensure our guests have an awesome day, they will be pleased you did. Luke is great and loves sharing his knowledge & passion of our line. Being on our inaugural tour...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a REALLY enjoyable experience and well worth the money ! Don't think this is just for older people - it is a lot of fun for all ages. From check in, to the end of the day, the staff are all great, knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pange69
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're thrilled you had a great experience with us, we too think all ages will enjoy our tours, both on our rail and along the river. Thank you for the feedback and the 5 stars.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was very well organised and our guide Leon was great! He was very relaxed and allowed us time to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful scenery by stopping at various interesting spots and regaling us with stories that were engaging and insightful. The weather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arsh92
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great you and your family had a fantastic time out on our rails Arshdeep, Leon loves to share the history of our line with our guests. Thank you for your recommendation & 5 stars.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the adventure. Rob our guide was very knowledgeable about the history as well as the locals that live there today. His enthusiasm rubbed off on the group. Food was simple but delicious. Although it rained on and off during the tour there were roll...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JaniceLJ63
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you loved your adventure, Rob loves to share the history of our line with all our guests. Thanks for the lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well organised and interesting tour. They catered well for our gluten free member. One of the motel rooms we had was better than the other. Breakfast was good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Inspiration223222
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome, thanks for the lovely review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience was first class; from the important information provided before arriving in Taumarunui, the friendly check in and briefings, to morning and afternoon teas and lunch en route. As well as the rail trail and 20 tunnels, the variety in surrounding countryside (farmlands,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ahipara
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awe thanks, great to hear you had a fabulous time, we will pass on your wonderful review to Rob. He will be over the moon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Similar to other reviewers we also enjoyed Rob as a tour guide. His relaxed Kiwi style and passionate commentary about the local area was both interesting and informative. The rail cart excursion was a great experience at a speed that allows one to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobF762
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Fabulous review Bob it sounds like Rob was on form again. Great recommendation. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day on the Rail and River Run. Luke and Michelle were excellent guides and we had such fun on the jetboat - thanks for all the spins! We learnt a lot about the history of the area - history of NZ...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bethdyenz
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Fabulous Beth, thanks for the lovely review and recommendation. :)

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sheridan662
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Response from Murray Y | Reviewed this property |
Right a letter to the transport company making your request.
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kwoppa
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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.
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kwoppa
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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.
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