Full Day 20 Tunnel Rail Cart Experience

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Intensity level low
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Highlights & inclusions

20 Tunnel Rail Cart 10 Hour Tour
Be transported back through history
Travel 80km through 20 tunnels
Enjoy lunch, morning and afternoon tea
Discover a different view from every tunnel
Experience the longest tunnel of 1.5km

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Tue, May 21, 2024

What you can expect

Travel back in time on this full day rail cart experience travelling through 20 tunnels on this forgotten world scenic railway line. This self driven rail cart tour will take you through rolling hills, country farms and native bushland. Be amazed as you emerge from each tunnel into different scenery.

The 20 Tunnel full day experience can be taken in two directions. You can travel from Okahukura to Whangamomona from the Taumarunui Depot in the morning. From here passengers will pass through small villages including Matiere and Ohura before arriving at Tokirima for a lunch break. Along the way you will travel through 20 tunnels with the longest tunnel on the tour at 1.5 km long.

After lunch, continue onto Tangarakau Gorge and Whangamomona to end the rail cart experience. A shuttle is provided to return passengers back to Taumarunui Depot. This full day tour can also be taken in reverse with a shuttle bus to transfer you from the Taumarunui deport to Whangamomona to commence the rail cart experience.

Transfers, morning tea, lunch and afternoon are included in the full day experience. Book online today to reserve your spot on this experience!

Location

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 20 Tunnel Rail Cart 10 Hour Tour Departing from Taumarunui
  • Choose to start your trip from Okahukura or Whangamomona with complimentary transfers
  • Rail Cart is inclusive
  • Enjoy lunch with a variety of breads, ham, salads and dressings
  • Morning and afternoon tea stops with home baking and snacks
  • Ploughman’s Lunch at Tokirima Station
  • Experience the line’s longest tunnel at 1.5km and the beautiful hand-built brick tunnels
  • 82km Rail Cart Journey
Time
  • Option 1 from Okahukura to Whangamomona - Depart Taumarunui Depot at 7.30am and arrive in Whangamomona approx at 3:30pm and the shuttle will deliver you back to Taumarunui Depot at approx 5:45pm
  • Option 2 from Whangamomona to Okahukura - Meet at Taumarunui Depot at 7.15am and the Rail Carts depart Whangamomona at 9.30am and return to Taumarunui approx 5.30pm
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time
  • Driving distance from Ruapehu to Taumarunui is approx 1 hour, Taupo to Taumarunui is approx 1.5 hrs and Rotorua to Taumarunui is approx 2 hours via the State Highway
Duration
  • 10 hours
Hotel Pickup
  • __If you have booked a hotel__
  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you have not yet booked a hotel__
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you do not require a hotel pick up__
  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher
What To Bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Warm thermal/merino clothing, including hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear (no jandals) with warm socks
  • Warm windproof jacket with hood
  • Layered clothing with a good wind/rain jacket
  • 100% Rainproof coat and over-trousers if rain is predicted
Additional Information
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • The shorter tours are more suitable for young children
  • If you have any dietary requirements please advise at the time of booking
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
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$389.00NZD
or 4 payments of $97.25 with more info