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Forgotten World Adventures

9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
+64 7-895 7181
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Forgotten World Adventures is the leading adventure provider into a rural area of the North Island of New Zealand known as the Forgotten World. A wide choice of adventures are offered. Railway adventures can be enjoyed from the comfort of a motorised, self driven railcart, or the energetic fun of a self pedalled railbike. River adventures include the exhilaration of our 15 seater jet boat along the Whanganui River. We also offer a helicopter option one way. Choose your transport and choose your adventure into the history and stories of the Forgotten World.
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
+64 7-895 7181
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 5 tunnel train line ride on the motorised buggies was a great experience to get closer to the country and see things from a different perspective. It was the perfect length of time (around 3 hrs) to enjoy the spectacular countryside and cows sheep...More

Thank LindaJB57
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This was a laid back adventure. No frills but a lot of fun. The scenery was beautiful and the tunnels were magic. We loved the home made biscuits for afternoon tea.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Our group of 9 had the half day adventure and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a change from all the biking we had been doing over the previous 3 weeks. we also stayed at the Forgotten World Motels which were great also. Go Ian and...More

Thank Nev G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We were fortunate to be the only couple to take the tour on this day so we had the full attention of Vaughan our tour guide. The ride itself was a lot of fun and Vaughan made it really interesting with his wealth of information...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was one of the best tourist experiences we've had. A very professional and friendly outfit. We stayed at their excellent motel and next day we were driven to the starting point of the rail trip by Kevin, our guide and train master. We were...More

Thank Audrey Brian R
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We arrived the night before and stayed in the motel. Could not fault it, from the very friendly and helpful staff to the clean and comfortable room. The next day we joined the tour .From the moment we got on the bus, to returning to...More

Thank brimarward
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We couldn't fault the entire operation. From the moment we checked in to their lovely motel, the wonderful cooked breakfast, the safety briefing, the condition of their equipment, the very knowledgeable guide, the most amazing scenery, incredible engineering of the rail and tunnels, the yummy...More

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We did the 5 tunnel tour and we well and truly enjoyed it from the moment we checked in, to the moment we caught the old timer bus back to where we originally checked in. Honestly, the ladies at reception greet you with a warm...More

2  Thank traveltri03
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My wife and I arrived early in Taumaranui as we travelled from home for a noon start. The office staff were excellent allowing us to eat out packed lunch in their dining room and answering all questions we had. We travelled to the start in...More

Thank michaelwI5786VY
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The nearest you'll get to being an engine driver! We recently completed the 5 tunnel trip on a beautiful autumn day. Magnificent scenery as a backdrop to a fun and very different day out, being largely in charge of your own destiny. Loved every aspect...More

Thank WiltshireTractor
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24 July 2017|
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Response from ForgottenWorld | Property representative |
Rotorua is the closest and it's about 2 and half hours through to Taumarunui. It is a winding road but a lovely trip so good to allow plenty of time. We do hope you choose to come through.
24 July 2017|
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Response from Trevor F | Reviewed this property |
I neglected to add in my previous posting: 2 hours from Rotorua to Taumaranui. 4.5 hours from Whitianga to Taumaranui.
18 February 2017|
Response from Chaps65 | Property representative |
Hi Ann, we have a trip leaving Douglas tomorrow morning at 8:30 but nothing scheduled for mon morning. Please call me to discuss. 021 192 4620. Paul, GM, Forgotten World.