Rail Bike Tour on The Forgotten Railway - 10 Tunnel


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  • Self drive rail bike buggy tour of the Forgotten Railway
  • Amazing natural scenery
  • 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 rail bikes. The bikes are more like buggies with 4 wheels that you have to pedal to power; they are a fun and active way to see the gorgeous scenery. Learn about the history of the railway and stop for lunch!

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

What's Included?

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

Travel through breaktakingly beautiful countryside on the now decommissioned Stratford-Okahukura railway and take a step back in time. Pedal along tracks that once carried trains that transported stock and supplies in your own rail bike, you'll travel through magnificent tunnels and pass through picturesque countryside; taking in scenic views from start to finish.

The amazing tunnels were carved out in the rugged terrain by labourers who started work in 1902 - it took around 30 years to complete the whole railway - and you'll be speechless when you experience the majesty of them and the lush countryside. A shuttle to and from the railway makes your day easy as well as the stop where you'll enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to stretch your legs.

On the Day

Session Length

This experience is a full day, departing Taumarunui at 9.30am and returning at about 6.30pm

Booking availabilities are subject to change depending on the season

Numbers on the Day

Groups of up to 24 people can be accomodated

Dress Code

Wear warm layers as the tunnels can be quite cool in spring and autumn

Other Info

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

... and Importantly


No smoking or alcohol is permitted on the RailCarts


A low level of fitness is required

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 not permitted