Forgotten World Adventures

Forgotten World Adventures provide Rail Cart tours along the decommissioned railway line of the Forgotten World Highway and jet boat journeys on the Whanganui River. Learn of a history unique to New Zealand and share the stories of our past.


$245.00 - $1499.00
$99.00 - $289.00
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Nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand's Forgotten World is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand. Travel in comfort in a motorised rail cart along a decommissioned railway line, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot or jet boat on the upper reaches of the mighty Whanganui River in our purpose built jet boat.

Forgotten World Adventures shares a hospitality and history unique to New Zealand. It’s truly unforgettable.

Choose to tour for a half day, full day or over two exciting days as your time allows. Tours begin in Taumarunui, Whangamomona or Stratford during our summer season.

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Physical address

Forgotten World Adventures, Taumarunui, 9 Hakiaha St, Ruapehu, New Zealand, Taumarunui, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $245.00 - $1499.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$99.00 - $289.00
Other charges:
Accommodation where applicable
Further pricing information:
Those in control of the rail cart must be over 16. Sorry we cannot take those under 3 in the jet boat but they are most welcome in the railcarts as long as they are securely strapped into a carseat appropriate for their age.
Cancellation policy:
All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to or Forgotten World Adventures, P O Box 185, Taumarunui 3946, New Zealand. Cancellation fees for all adventures are charged on the following basis per person: Within 5 - 0 days of adventure departure: 100% of booking Within 6 - 10 days of adventure departure: 50% of booking Prior to 10 days of adventure departure: your deposit is refunded less 10%.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
No nearby airport. Helicopter access is available. Taupo airport is 1 hour and 20 mins drive.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Less than 1km
Proximity to town:
At the northern entrance to Taumarunui

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Opening times

Business hours:
Booking Office 9am to 5pm - book now on our website
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

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