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10 Tunnel Rail-Cart Journey

Along the Forgotten Highway

02 - 03 September 2017
Father’s Day Special


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.


September 2017

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 to the hotel for a welcome dinner.

Sunday 03 Chateau – 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

¨ Cancellation insurance



¨ 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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