Immerse yourself and journey further into a Forgotten World. Explore the mighty Whanganui River. Discover natural and human histories unique to this remote and mysterious part of New Zealand, and leave with unforgettable stories.
Venture through white water rapids, take in the spectacular scenery of both rural farmland and the hidden depths of the Whanganui National Park. Learn about the unique history of Maori on the river, the steamboats and the early European settlements and attempts to farm this rugged environment.

Forgotten World Jet Tours have different tour options on offer-

The Rail and River Run

The Rail and River Run departs from their Taumarunui depot, which is about a 45 minute drive from Skotel Alpine Resort. A 7hour tour – encountering 10 tunnels, 20 bridges as you travel 40km by rail and 23km by Jet Boat on the Whanganui River. Includes morning and afternoon tea stops with home baking and snacks as well as a Ploughman’s Lunch.

Bridge to Nowhere Escape

The Bridge to Nowhere Escape is an 8 hour tour and the longest commercial jet boat tour in the southern hemisphere! Departing from Taumarunui you will bard a bus to Pipiriki and then travel upstream on the Whanganui River with deep gorges masked in native bush, banks encased with ferns, caves and waterfalls. At Mangaparua landing, you’ll embark on an easy 40minute native bush walk to the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’and learn the unique history. Includes morning and afternoon tea stops with home baking and snacks as well as a Ploughman’s Lunch.

For further information including bookings please visit Forgotten World Tours.

Take advantage of this and other amazing local attractions and activities when you STAY with us at the Skotel Alpine Resort.

Skotel Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s highest hotel located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu. Book your Whakapapa Accommodation today.