Nestled within the deep hidden valleys of New Zealand’s Forgotten World Highway is the ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand. Travel along decommissioned railway lines, through tunnels, over bridges and rivers and to townships that time forgot.

There are a variety of amazing tours on offer –


Length: 5.5hours
Difficulty: Easy

Travel 40km by Rail Cart into the Forgotten World through 10 hand dug tunnels and over 25 bridges. Includes a Ploughman’s lunch in Tokirima and stop over at Lauren’s Lavender Farm on your journey from Taumarunui.


Length: 10 hours
Difficulty: Easy

On this 82km Rail Cart journey you’ll travel through the Tangarakau Gorge and visit the Whangamomona Republic and the historic hotel. Listen to stories of the Forgotten townships of Matiere, Ohura, Tokirima, Haeo,and Tangarakau. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes steeped in history and stories. Experience the line’s longest tunnel at 1.5km and the beautiful hand-built brick tunnels. Includes morning and afternoon tea stops as well as a Ploughman’s Lunch at Tokirima Station.

For more information including bookings please visit Forgotten World Adventures.

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