Nestled deep in the hidden valleys of New Zealand’s hinterland is the‘Forgotten Highway’ and what better way to explore rural New Zealand than by rail cart
Mosey along decommissioned railway lines through tunnels, over bridges and settlements that have long-since faded away.
Saturday 02 Auckland – Taumarunui L D
Depart on the comfortable Northern Explorer train for a journey through the central North Island to Taumarunui. Lunch is served on board. Once you arrive in Taumarunui embark on our petrol-driven rail cart journey along the ‘Forgotten Highway’ – camera at the ready! The guided ride through open countryside, native bush and historic tunnels will delight.Return tothe hotel for a welcome dinner.
Sunday 03Chateau – Auckland B
This morning we transfer to the Chateau Tongariro for a relaxing morning before boarding the train at National Park to arrive in Auckland early evening.
Cost per person*NZD
Twin Share $719
Single Supplement $60
¨Return travel on the Northern Explorer train
¨One night’s accommodation in Taumarunui
¨Morning tea and lunch on the train on Saturday
¨A special morning tea at the Chateau on Sunday
¨Escort subject to 20 people travelling
¨Items of a personal nature
¨All cancellation charges on a per-person basis
¨No refund can be made after 21 July 2017
Health and Fitness
¨A reasonable standard of fitness is required with the ability to climb in and out of the train and carts
¨Mobility frames or wheelchairs are not practical or permitted
¨NB: For practical purposes, baggage on this tour is restricted to a small cabin-size suitcase and / or backpack.
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