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The Expedition - multi day- RailCart, Helicopter, Walk, JetBoat

Join us for a Forgotten World Expedition. A two day, three part journey. The first day you will ride the rails on our  20 Tunnel tour which will transport you back through history to the Republic of Whangamomona! The second day after a spectacular helicopter flight over the Whanganui National Park to the Bridge to Nowhere, you'll be jet boating up the Whanganui River exploring historical sites and scenes on the longest commercial jet boat tour in the Southern Hemisphere.

Duration 2 days
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  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon tea
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
    • Local guide
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Shuttle to start and from end point in Taumarunui
    • Helicopter
    • Rail Cart
    • Jet Boat
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • If you wanted to stay the night in Whangamomona, we offer a Next Day Shuttle the morning after your tour from Whangamomona back to Taumarunui - additional $25 per person
    • We can shift your vehicle from the tour start point (Forgotten World Motel) to be ready waiting for you at the send of your tour (Whangamomona). This often suits those who are carrying on towards Taranaki after their tour. This is an additional $95 per vehicle.
    Check in at the Forgotten World Motel and take a short shuttle bus to the start of the line at Okahukura. Board your Rail Cart and spend a full day exploring the Okahukura-Stratford line on the 20 Tunnel tour.
    Stop along the way to hear stories from your guide of the land, its people and history. Travel over bridges and through hand-built brick tunnels, including the lines longest tunnel at 1.5km, and journey through the Tangarakau Gorge.
    Enjoy morning and afternoon tea stops at historic settlements of Matiere and Tangarakau, and a Ploughman’s lunch at Tokirima.  
    Arrive in the Republic of Whangamomona, explore the area and its charismatic pub, then enjoy dinner and an overnight stay (included).
    Wake up in the Republic, enjoy your breakfast, then start your adventure with a scenic helicopter flight taking in the spectacular views of the Whanganui National Park.
    Land in the Mangaparua Valley and take a 2.5km native forest walk down to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere. Continue your National Park walk another 2.5km on to the Whanganui River where you will board your Jet Boat. 
    As you Jet Boat the river, learn stories of the people who lived in this remote part of the world, and explore historical and cultural sights including Tamatea’s Cave, Kirikiriroa Marae site and Tarei Po Kiore Whirlpool. Enjoy a lunch stop at John Coul Hut as you Jet Boat the Whanganui River back to Taumarunui.
    The tour includes:
    • Rail Cart journey through 20 tunnels
    • Accommodation at Whangamomona Hotel
    • Helicopter flight to Whanganui National Park
    • Visit to Bridge to Nowhere
    • Jet Boat on Whanganui River to Taumarunui
    • Shuttles to tour start and end points in Taumarunui
    • Morning tea, home baking and lunch on both days
    • Evening meal and breakfast at Whangamomona Hotel
    • Return transfer of your overnight luggage
  • Departure Point :
    Forgotten World Motel
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Forgotten World Adventures

Activity ID: V-37234P9

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