Pricing and Conditions

Adult $1045.00
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1st October to 14th May (inclusive). Those in control of the rail cart must hold a valid NZ driver's licence. Young children are most welcome in the rail carts as long as they are securely strapped into a car seat or booster seat appropriate for their age. Prices quoted are based on twin share, single supplement may apply. Prices are inclusive of GST and all taxes.

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If for any reason you cancel your experience, whilst we are unable to 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 experience. 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.

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All FWA experiences incorporate an iconic self-driven rail cart journey on the 142km long historic Stratford-Okahukura Line (SOL). The Ultimate is a remarkable two-day guided rail cart adventure from Taumarunui to Stratford (or the reverse), with full immersion in the spectacular scenery and stories of our pioneers. Travel along the entire railway line; through all 24 hand-built tunnels, across its 90 plus hand-made bridges, and see remnants of once-thriving towns. Overnight in the Republic of Whangamōmona staying at one of NZ's most iconic hotels. Includes: Dinner, bed & breakfast at Whangamōmona Hotel, rail-side food & drinks & transfers. Optional Extras: Forgotten World Motel, vehicle shift. Departs: 7.30am-Taumarunui or 10am-Stratford.

Opening times

Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec


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