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Forgotten World Adventures

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Address: Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
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+64 80072452278
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07:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Forgotten World Adventures provide self-driven NZ rail tours along the...

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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US$87.83*
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5-Tunnel Rail Bike Tour from Taumarunui
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US$161.61*
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10 Tunnel RailCart Tour from Taumarunui

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20 tunnel journey to Whangamomona

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... read more

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Krabi, thailand
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Krabi, thailand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 morning, afternoon tea and lunch - you can tell, we just thought it a very... More 

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Thank Christine T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 friendly Kiwi welcome and then you board the bus to more friendliness from the guys... More 

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Kawerau, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 our own car behind the bus as we wanted to get away as soon as... More 

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Thank michaelwI5786VY
Wiltshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of it, the technical expertise of the building, being able to drive your own railcart,... More 

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Thank WiltshireTractor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 in summer with the peddle carts!

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Thank jainaba87
Tokoroa, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently took the 20 Tunnel Rail Cart Trip from Taumarunui to Whangamomona with a friend. It was so much fun and exceeded our expectations. The company was excellent in keeping us informed about the upcoming trip as the weather was not looking good. It did go ahead and we really enjoyed the changing scenery, our guide was informative and... More 

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Thank terri54thomas
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do trip, put it on your bucket list. Did this trip on Saturday with 3 friends, there 20 people on our run in total of 8 rail carts, From the moment we arrived at the Lost World Motel, where we were greeted by their friendly ladies. Motel is older style (which suits), but the cleanest motel... More 

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Thank jeanettehayton85
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most enjoyable day with a shuttle from Taumaranui to Whongamomona where we boarded our rail cart. Good instructions were provided for driving and safety. Our guide led our convoy and carried copious food and drink to keep us happy. Many stops enabled historical information on the track's construction and local history to be provided by our guide. The 20 odd... More 

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Thank RonKupe
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip. The guide made it so interesting with all his local history knowledge. Would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank June B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really excited about this trip. We read that " The tour departs our Taumarunui Depot at 9.30am. Our shuttle bus will transport you out to the RailBikes and will collect you again from the finishing point. Return to our Taumarunui depot approx 6.30pm". We got on the bus with another couple who were doing the bikes and a... More 

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Chaps65, General Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I have to put my hand up around the information that was on our website. Earlier in the season we decided to change the section of line that we operate the RailBike tour. The section you travelled is the same amount of distance on the line as before, but there is not as much time spent... More 

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