Forgotten World Adventures with Rail Cart and Jet Boat

Explore back-country ghost towns and discover untouched New Zealand landscapes by air, boat and rail. Step into a living museum of hardy pioneer beginnings on our guided tours. The Forgotten World - a quiet mystery in the Central North Island.


$265.00 - $2650.00
$113.00 - $309.00
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Self-drive your rail cart along a decommissioned railway line, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers steeped in history and stories of the past. Explore back-country ghost towns and discover untouched New Zealand landscapes by air, boat and rail on our guided tours. Or step off the grid entirely and travel the length of the Whanganui River connecting with the past and the present with stories of our indigenous people and colonial tales.

Choose to tour for a half-day, full-day or on a multi-day adventure. Forgotten World Adventures shares a hospitality and history unique to New Zealand. It’s truly unforgettable.

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Physical address

9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $265.00 - $2650.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$113.00 - $309.00
Other charges:
Accommodation where applicable
Further pricing information:
Those in control of the rail cart must hold a valid NZ driver's license. Sorry, we cannot take those under 3 in the jet boat but they are most welcome in the rail carts as long as they are securely strapped into a car seat appropriate for their age.
Cancellation policy:
If for any reason you cancel your tour, while we can't refund the deposit, we will keep it on file so you can use it again if you book another date with us or you can transfer it to another tour. Cancellation of your booking must be in writing to Please see our website or your booking confirmation letter for our terms and conditions including our COVID cancellation policy.

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, Oct, Nov, Dec

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