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Self Drive Tour on The Forgotten Railway - 5 Tunnel

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  • Self drive buggy tour of the Forgotten World Railway
  • Amazing natural scenery of farmland, mountains and native bush
  • Learn about the history of the railway at stops along the way

Step back in time and travel along the decommissioned Stratford-Okahukura railway in unique buggies. Like golf buggies but attached to the tracks, this is a fun, memorable way to see the gorgeous countryside and native bushland. Learn the history of these tracks along the way!

What's Included?

  • Self driven rail tour on the decommissioned Stratford-Okahukura railway line
  • Transfer shuttle bus to and from the railway
  • Afternoon snack

Travel through breaktakingly beautiful countryside on the now decommissioned Stratford-Okahukura railway and take a step back in time. Drive along tracks that once carried trains that transported stock and supplies in your own rail buggy, you'll travel through five magnificent tunnels steeped in history, one of them being 1.5km long and pass through picturesque countryside. A shuttle to and from the railway makes your day easy.

Session Length

This experience is approximately 3.5 hours in duration, departing from Taumarunui at 12 noon and returning around 3.30pm


No smoking or alcohol is permitted on the RailCarts


You will be required to sign a disclaimer prior to departure which will include disclosure of any relevant medical conditions


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

  • Over 10 days prior to the experience date: 10% of booking is non-refundable
  • Within 6 - 10 days of the experience departure: 50% of booking is non-refundable
  • Within 5 days of the experience departure: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book
  • Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances
  • Change of participant is permitted

Numbers on the Day

Groups of up to 24 people can be accommodated.

Dress Code

Warm layers are recommended as the tunnels can be quite cool

Other Info

You are recommended to bring a camera, water and snacks. You may also wish to bring extra money should you wish to purchase anything from the local artisans along the way.

This experience departs from and returns to Taumarunui.