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4 Day Fully Hosted Small Group Tour.

This 4-day journey takes us to two of New Zealand’s most stunning “forgotten” destinations.


Beginning on the Kapiti Coast we journey to Ruapehu’s largest town, Taumarunui, nestled in green hills at the junction of the Whanganui and Ongarue Rivers,


We experience the sights of the Forgotten World as we head by rail cart through 10 unique tunnels deep in a region where both civilisation and glory have long faded.  Travel a century-old railway line from Tokirima to Okahukura, through the heart of the Forgotten World.  Explore epic landscapes and changing scenery and hear the stories of hardy pioneers and off the beaten path communities in this amazing adventure.


We then continue our journey from Taumarunui to Whanganui, travelling upstream by jetboat into the middle reaches of the Whanganui River.  Walk the Bridge to Nowhere and feel as if time has stood still.  Pristine native bush cloaks the banks and you will see deep gorges covered with ferns, caves, rapids and other unique and amazing scenery.

Departs 9 November 2021

from $1,950 per person twin share (single supplement available)


  • 40km Rail Cart journey through the Forgotten World

  • Visit Lauren's Lavender Farm

  • Visit Historical Villages of Matiere and Ohura

  • Jet boat ride up the Whanganui River

  • See the world-famous Drop Scene and the Dress Circle on the Whanganui River

  • Stop at Mangapurua Landing


  • Visit the historic “Bridge To Nowhere” – Gateway to the “Valley of Abandoned Dreams”


  • Visit Virginia Lake & Winter Gardens in Whanganui


  • Journey on the Waimarie Paddle Steamer


  • Fully hosted by a YOURTours host

  • Quality accommodation 

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated on our itinerary

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