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.
Depart on the comfortable Northern Explorer train for a journey through the central North Island to Taumarunui. Lunch is served on board.
Transfer to our accommodation followed by a relaxing visit to a local Alpaca Farm.
Return to the hotel for a Welcome Dinner.
Embark on our 80 km, petrol-driven rail cart journey along the ‘Forgotten Highway’. The guided ride through open countryside, native bush and historic tunnels will delight. Your overnight stay in the iconic, old-style. Whangamomona Hotel will add to this memorable journey.
Today’s adventure day begins with a spectacular helicopter journey into one of New Zealand’s hidden valleys to the remote Mellonsfolly Ranch, an authentic western town. Step back in time and experience where the charm of the Old West mingles gracefully with the luxury of the Victorian Era. From here, we travel by coach to the historic Chateau Tongariro for our last night of the trip.
After a relaxing morning, return by the Northern Explorer train, to arrive in Auckland early evening
Cost per person*
Twin Share $2069
Single Supplement +$150
For practical purposes, baggage on this tour is restricted to a small cabin-size suitcase and / or backpack.
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* Itinerary subject to change