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2 Day Forgotten World Tour with Rail, Flight and Jet Boating

Departs Taumarunui - Show on map
For 1 person
2 Days
$1,399 each
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  • Experience the 20 tunnel rail line aboard a Rail Cart
  • Enjoy a breathtaking scenic flight over the Whanganui National Park
  • Discover the iconic Bridge to Nowhere and zoom across the Whanganui River on a jet boat

Uncover the untamed beauty of the Forgotten World from the rail, river and sky on this two day expedition. Board your Rail Cart and explore the 20 tunnel line, revel in spectacular scenery during a helicopter flight, hike to the Bridge to Nowhere and zoom along the Whanganui River on a jet boat.

What's Included?

  • Shuttle to tour start and end point, Taumarunui
  • Guided rail cart journey
  • Overnight stay at the Whangamomona Hotel
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Guided walk to the Bridge to Nowhere
  • Guided jet boat ride up the Whanganui River to Taumarunui
  • Morning tea, home baking and lunches on both days

Known for its dense native forest and unrivalled scenic landscapes, The Forgotten World can only be seen to be believed. This two day expedition allows you to experience this untamed and spectacular region in a number of unique ways. Departing from Taumarunui, you will take a short shuttle bus to the start of the Okahukura-Stratford line. Board your Rail Cart on the 20 tunnel tour and hear stories of the land, its people and history from your guide. Get right into the thick of it as you meander over bridges and through hand-built brick tunnels, including the longest tunnel at 1.5km and through the Tangarakau Gorge. Savour morning and afternoon tea at the historic settlements of Matiere and Tangarakau, and a delicious ploughman's lunch at Tokirima. Round out the day exploring the Republic of Whangamomona, where you'll enjoy dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

After breakfast, be wowed by spectacular views of the Whanganui National Park from the clouds during a scenic helicopter flight. Soar over rolling hills and valleys before touching down in the Mangaparua Valley for a 2.5km walk to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere. Continue wandering the Park another 2.5km straight for the Whanganui River where you'll board your jet boat. Feel your adrenaline surge as you zoom down the river, hearing the stories of the people who lived in these remote parts and exploring a number of historical and cultural sights including Tamatea's Cave and Tarei Po Kiore Whirlpool. Enjoy lunch next to the river before your return to Taumarunui.

Session Length

This is an overnight experience with two full days of activities.


Minimum numbers apply. Please note that as good level of fitness is required to complete the approximate 6km bush walk walk. This terrain can be slippery at times, therefore appropriate shoes with a good grip should be worn.


  • The consumption of alcohol, drugs and smoking is not permitted at any time by any person while in the SOL railway corridor or whilst in any FWA vehicle, vessel or any third party conveyance
  • Various dietary requirements can be catered for. Please advise on booking
  • If you or any member of your party have any medical condition or disability at the time of booking and/or at any other time until the completion of your tour which may affect your participation, please advise the provider.
  • A good level of fitness is required to complete the approximate 6km bush walk walk


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • Cancellations within six to 10 days of the booking will incur a 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations within five days of the booking will incur a 50% cancellation fee

Numbers on the Day

This experience requires a minimum number of participants to run.

This experience starts in Taumarunui, the gateway to the Forgotten World in Central North Island of New Zealand, and takes you through to the Republic of Whangamomona and the Whanganui National Park.