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Forgotten World Adventures

9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
+64 7-895 7181
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5-Tunnel Forgotten Railway Adventure from Taumarunui
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20 Tunnel - Rail Cart Tour
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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 motorised, self driven railcart, or the energetic fun of a self pedalled railbike. River adventures include the exhilaration of our 15 seater jet boat along the Whanganui River. We also offer a helicopter option one way. Choose your transport and choose your adventure into the history and stories of the Forgotten World.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“tunnel tour” (53 reviews)
“forgotten world” (57 reviews)
“morning tea” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
+64 7-895 7181
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thought it would be a good day out and something different. We did the 20 tunnel trip. Was well organized and the guide was great. Sad to see how changes in the use of rail had affected the places along the line. Beautiful country side...More

Thank Spencer T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did the 5 Tunnel tour as something we had always thought it would be nice to do after seeing it on TV. We booked a 2 person cart which are simple to operate: a pedal to go and one to stop. Our guide stopped us...More

Thank Doctommo
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So pleased to hear you enjoyed our 5 tunnel tour and we would love to see you back on the line soon. Yes the two day tour is great fun with the stop over night in Whangamomona and the Tangarakau Gorge. A true Forgotten World...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolute must do! A historic railway line and tunnels on a golf cart - brilliant. It was pouring down with rain but they put the sides down and it was still really good. The staff were friendly and helpful with great knowledge of the...More

Thank Lisa_WLG
ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the lovely compliments to our team. They so enjoy sharing their knowledge of the area (even on the rainy days!) and try to make every day special and unique on the line. We really appreciate your review. Kind regards Sheryle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A number of us attended a photographic convention in Stratford and part of the weekend was a trip on the Forgotten World Adventures boarding the train at Douglas. We had great weather and a great trip. we were able to stop and take all of...More

Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved it. It was a really amazing experience and the tour guides are lovely and they take the tunnels' history pretty seriously.

Thank Lize_cn
Reviewed 9 September 2017

What a fantastic time we had on the 5 tunnel rail cart trip! My husband and I are on a road trip around the North Island and this is one of the things we really wanted to do! We were lucky enough to get on...More

Thank shadyladynz
ForgottenWorld, Website and Social Media Coordinator at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

So pleased that you enjoyed your tour and that you included us on your roadie! Hope the rest of your North Island exploration is super fun :)

Reviewed 17 August 2017

A suggestion for people in long trousers - bring something alone like a bicycle clip or tuck them into your socks. We had a partly rainy day for our trip. There were four of us, two reasonably fit and two not so fit. The trip...More

Thank Bill R
ForgottenWorld, Website and Social Media Coordinator at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your review and the very good suggestions which I have forwarded to our operations manager. Glad to hear you enjoyed the refreshments and the tunnels.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

2 adults with 7 & 9 year old had an amazing time. In terms of logistics they can hook two pedal carts together - enabling the adults to do most of the work. We had a great time, well worth the effort, the tunnels were...More

Thank travel7792
ForgottenWorld, Social Media and Website Coordinator at Forgotten World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for riding with us and lovely to hear you enjoyed the RailBikes. The tunnels really are fun and it doesn't matter how many times we go through them they are still fun! We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

The 5 tunnel train line ride on the motorised buggies was a great experience to get closer to the country and see things from a different perspective. It was the perfect length of time (around 3 hrs) to enjoy the spectacular countryside and cows sheep...More

Thank LindaJB57
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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
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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.